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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Gory, Intense, Engrossing, and Beautiful. Those are the first wo

Gory, Intense, Engrossing, and Beautiful. Those are the first words coming to mind when I hear No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. This novel is near perfect. Cormac’s unique writing style suits the book entirely well and does the story itself justice. Aside from...
Gory, Intense, Engrossing, and Beautiful. Those are the first words coming to mind when I hear No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. This novel is near perfect. Cormac’s unique writing style suits the book entirely well and does the story itself justice. Aside from the superb writing, the story is entrancing and entertaining. The non-stop action and bizarre protagonists can keep even the smallest attention span intrigued. Lleweyn Moss finds millions of dollars in the desert and decides to keep it for himself. Little does he know that the most brilliant hit man in the entire south is right on his tail. Moss tries to keep his wife and the money safe at the same time, although has trouble juggling the two. We find Moss often times trying to find unique contortions and contraptions to hide the money but this brutal hit man isn’t falling for any of it, killing almost everyone he comes in contact with in order to obtain his prize. Alongside This hit man is the entire Mexican drug cartel, striving to conceive this case of money. Moss has a run in with all of these people and continues to survive these intense scuffles but when he realizes he has to leave the sate is when he also realizes that his luck may be running out. Detective Bell, a long time Sherriff in a small county in Texas is on these men’s tail also trying to get to the bottom of all the murders and guns fired in his once small, peaceful community. A true tail of cat and mouse that will have you biting your nails to the last flip of the page. Get ready for some late nights because it will be very hard for you to put down this book until you have turned all 350 pages of this seemingly easy read. 5 stars. Fantastic.

posted by Anonymous on September 16, 2012

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

No Reason to Read this Old Book

As a regional writer('Esther's Race', Cloquet River Press, 2007 ISBN 97809792175001), I am always willing to learn from a master. So when all the accolades came down from on high about Mr. McCarthy's billiant prose, I had to pick up something he'd written and give it a ...
As a regional writer('Esther's Race', Cloquet River Press, 2007 ISBN 97809792175001), I am always willing to learn from a master. So when all the accolades came down from on high about Mr. McCarthy's billiant prose, I had to pick up something he'd written and give it a go. So I trundled off to my local indie bookstore and bought a copy of 'No Country', thinking that I was going to be in for a treat. Wrong, wrong, wrong. What I got was a book long on senseless violence and sociopathic brooding with none of the poinancy of say, 'Silence of the Lambs.' The story moves along as if the ultimate goal is to dishearten and disgust, not tantalize and excite. I for one can get plenty depressed and morose for a lot less money--by reading the daily newspaper--rather than wasting days and dollars on a novel that would have been rejected by any publisher but for the author's name attached to it. To be fair, I didn't want my first and only exposure to McCarthy's writing to be based upon this piece of tripe so I did the unthinkable and went back to the same bookstore and bought a copy of 'The Road.' Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is a fine novel. Written in starkness and with all the bleak shades of gray that McCarthy should have used in 'Old Men' (where the only color of the rainbow is black) had he seen fit to write something worthy of posterity. 'The Road' is everything that 'Old Men' isn't: beautifully written, gloriously themed and supremely plotted. 'The Road' is like the best of Neil Young's music--stark, mystical yet heartfelt. In comparison,'Old Men' reads like purposeless heavy metal noise.

posted by Anonymous on March 13, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Faulty e-book

    I tried to purchase the ebook on my new tablet and paid the 11 dollars, and every single page is blank so im not able to read it...just be aware that there is a high chance it wont work if you have an ebook.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    I have great difficulty in even giving this book one star.

    I just did not get it. Very confusing book to read. The beginning had great potential, and then just left me flat. Couldn't wait until I got to the end. Waste of time.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

    This is by far one of the worst books i have ever read. I have

    This is by far one of the worst books i have ever read. I have been reading crime fiction for a very long time, have a library of all the masters, and this one went straight to the garbage. The authors style left me baffled at times. Will not read anything else by this author.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2005

    About as fast paced as a retard with a rock in his shoe

    The writing style was addled with redundancies, which made the story tedious to read. And the way the action was described sounded more like reading it from a police report. I did however appreciate the theme and subject matter, especially being that male readers are sincerely neglected by contemporary literature. At least it wasn¿t anything similar to the rest of the garbage that pollutes the books shelves these days, something like a rehashed court room thriller plot, or some derivative story about the zany misadventures of bisexual dating in Metro-America.

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