No Country for Old Men
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No Country for Old Men

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Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life? 'No Country for Old Men is a severed head and shoulders over anything else written in America this year' Independent on Sunday 'A Western thriller with a racy plot and punchy dialogue, perfect for a lazy Sunday' The Times '[An] utterly absorbing, chilling tale ...One of the most sinister characters in modern American fiction' Herald 'A fast, powerful read, steeped with a deep sorrow about the moral degradation of the legendary American West' Financial Times 'It's hard to think of a contemporary writer more worth reading' Independentshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 20mm | 233g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0330511211
  • 9780330511216
  • 14,998

Review quote

"Profoundly disturbing and gorgeously rendered." --"The" "Washington Post" "Feels like a genuine diagnosis of the postmillennial malady, a scary illumination of the oncoming darkness." --"Time" "He is nothing less than our greatest living writer, and this is a novel that must be read and remembered." --"Houston Chronicle" "Riveting. . . . A harrowing, propulsive drama." --"The New York Times" "This is a monster of a book. . . . It will leave you panting and awestruck." --Sam Shepardshow more

About Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the author of eight previous novels, and among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.show more

Review Text

No Country for Old Men is a severed head and shoulders over anything else written in America this year. Independent on Sundayshow more

Rating details

106,362 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 39% (41,044)
4 41% (43,862)
3 15% (16,273)
2 3% (3,695)
1 1% (1,488)

Our customer reviews

This is such a great book, I simply don't know what else to say but WOW!! I saw the movie first before reading this book and I now know why the movie was so good, because this book is fantastic!! Not only is it an entertaining story, it also touchs on so many cultural and social issues. After reading this book (and 'The Road'), Cormac McCarthy is officially my all-time favourite author. I can't wait to read more of his work!show more
by Shane Abarca
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