4.07.2006

6. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy


It's been several weeks since I finished No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. I found myself unable to write it up immediately afterwards, because I just didn't know what to say. This is the 5th book I've read by McCarthy, and my favorite since All The Pretty Horses.

But, man, what a violent book. There were times when I thought he was kidding; putting me on. Just having a laugh at his own reputation for exceedingly brutal prose. Yet as always, from the gore and horror McCarthy tells a beautiful and gripping story. It's a glorious tragedy. Be sure to pick it up.

1 Comments:

A.L. said...

If you liked this one better than Pretty Horses, I've got to read it.

8:17 PM  

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