No Country for Old Men

Cormac McCarthy

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01 January 2010
320 pages

Adapted by the Coen Brothers into an Academy Award winning film, No Country For Old Men is a dark and suspenseful novel from Cormac McCarthy, author of The Road.

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.