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No Country For Old Men

By Cormac McCarthy

No Country For Old Men
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  • Hardcover: Jul 2005,
    320 pages.
    Paperback: Jul 2006,
    320 pages.

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McCarthy fans will revel in the author's renderings of the raw landscapes. Novel

Forty years after his first novel, The Orchard Keeper, and seven years after he completed his Border Trilogy with Cities of the Plain, McCarthy returns with a modern-day western that hits the mark with some reviewers and leaves others cold - which, in fairness, has been the case with most of his books over the years.  The main thread of the novel follows young Vietnam vet Llewelyn Moss as he runs to evade the ex-Special Forces agent, Chigurh, employed by the cartel whose money he's appropriated; but it's also the story of aging lawman, Sheriff Bell (the moral opposite of Chigurh), who is coming to terms with the fact that there seems to be a new breed of bad guy on the lose these days, ...

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