Drama teacher and Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan
It may be elevating the idea that "chick-lit" is actually literature (and some really are very literary- and not just brain candy) But there is not a focus, at least to my knowledge, of pieces of literature that are very focused on masculinity.
Cormac McCarthy is very much a guy's novelist. His writing is innovative -- sparse where it needs to be and descriptive when it deserves to be. Like James Dickey's DELIVERENCE, his plots lend themselves to be complete metaphors rather than just stories, and most deal with elements of being a man. McCarthy often uses a single character to depict a universal idea with an "everyman" as his opponent. Readers can put themselves in the protagonist's shoes and ask themselves if they would react to the conflicts the same way.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN is an excellent read -- a good introduction to McCarthy as a writer.
Just an all around awesome person.
after listening to "The Road" I wanted more from Cormac and loving his writing style I got all that audible had to offer. A must read. Anton Chigurh is the bad guy in this book and easily the most bad a** person you can get in a book without magic or unrealistic abilities. Was I the only person rooting for Chigurh? I liked him because for a murderer sociopath he has morals and sticks with what he says. He tests people and puts them on trial and keeps a straight manor the whole time with no craziness of unnecessary foul language.
Yes, I already have. Sometimes I miss things, as I listen in my car, so its good to get a detail or two I missed.
Excellent voice, not rushed. brought the plot to life.
How far would you go to keep several million dollars of drug cartel money ?
One of my favorites, will look for other works by this author.
Masculine story line.
My favorite is when Anton flipped the coin and said,
I think a common theme in the author's literature is the violence committed against
humans by intelligent yet amoral individuals with plots set in the desert SW of the US.
I am not sure that it was the intention of the author to necessarily
The story grips you from beginning to end in a performance that is top notch. I've never listened to Tom Stechschulte read before. He added so much depth to the story with his voice that the characters lived vivid lives. I don't usually choose audiobooks by the narrator but I'm going to search this guy out.
Normally, I don't read stories this dark, but after reading "The Road," I wanted to read rather than seeing the movie.
It was a good story and wonderfully narrated. The main character was well portrayed and the story kept me on the edge of my seat. I kept a hope that there would be a "happy ending," but sadly there wasn't. I do intend to explore more works by this author.
Violent but in context. extremely well scoped, entertaining and narrated very well. I enjoyed this book, however, to me, it faded out at the end it didn't finish well but all the same, worth every bit of 4 stars.
No country for old men is a very good audio book with superb narration. Tom Stechschulte really does a great job of capturing the flavour of the setting and personalities involved in the story. The only reason I didn't rate this book a five is the tendancy McCarthy has for omitting essential pieces of information or deleting scenes you'd think would be vital (like the death of the main character no less). This quirk aside, he does a great job of transporting your mind to a unique part of the world and tells a good story.
I love listening in the car on the way to work. I like history and stuff.
I couldn't get hold of the book but the audio was excellent. I have seen the movie countless times and helped visualise the characters for the car journey. Unabridged really added depth to the story and was a good choice. The narration was spot on and the pace typically McCarthy.
This is an excellent listen, even if you have aready seen the movie. The depth of character development against the violence or threat of violence that is always just around the corner is a potent combination.....and this author should always use this narrator. I wouldn't want to hear Cormac McCarthy any other way.