No Country for Old Men

Cormac McCarthy

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This is fantastic stuff, the mythic American West, wasted and corrupt. The story lines here are all familiar, in this page-turner by the old master — only the good guys don’t ever win. Reminds me a bit of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, by Peckinpah, both in terms of plot and in terms of sheer violence.
If you are in a book store and undecided, open it up to Chapter 8 and read the first few pages of dialogue. It’s some of the most brilliant I can recall.

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