In his past novels, Cormac McCarthy was brilliant at weaving philosphy into a gripping plot line. Not so this time. The story is gripping but the action of the story ends with an hour left to the book and then we have a sheriff's musings on his failure in life. It's as if McCarthy didn't know quite how to end the book so he let Sheriff Bell drone on until he had nothing left to say. The ending left me feeling cheated. I've read five other of McCarthy's books and have loved every one of them but I can't say that I would recommend this one.
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