This book was gripping from the first 10 minutes. The writing was phenomenal and it's the kind of book I don't want to put down. Unfortunately, the ending happens way too fast. Several pivotal things happened to main characters with no story about what led up to it and what went down... I was very disappointed with the ending.
This book is naturally a really hard read, as in its just so hard to understand what he means or who's talking about of the lack of grammar, but this audiobook was a godsend and helped me fully understand this book!
I saw the movie, and I read the book. I enjoyed the narration of it as well. No Country can be dark and depressing in some places. It's a book that older readers will probably appreciate more so than younger readers. Although I'm the consummate optimist, I find the writing and the story to be very engaging. No Country for Old Men is definitely one of my favorite books and this is an excellent rendition of the book.
On a 1-10 scale, a 10.
When the Mexicans found Moss at the motel.
When Moss found the money satchel.
Sure, they all are.
I have completed two Cormac McCarthy books now,(The Road being the other) and loved them both.
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The greatest sad story. This is my second read. I'm teaching it too. I find the style so different. So unique. Makes me want to read more of his writing. I read/watch The Sunset Limited which shares some of the themes and style. Cormac McCarthy makes me want to be a better writer.
If you are looking for a book where just about everybody dies, the ones who live don't seem to accomplish anything, and ends with about as much closure as the conclusion of a first chapter… No Country for Old Men is your book:/