No Country for Old Men

4.12 based on 97181 ratings & 5071 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 01.01.2010
ISBN: 9780330511216
Number of pages: 320

Synopsis

Adapted by the Coen Brothers into an Academy Award winning film, No Country For Old Men is a dark and suspenseful novel from Cormac McCarthy, author of The Road.

Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?

In the media

It's hard to think of a contemporary writer more worth reading.
Independent
No Country for Old Men is a severed head and shoulders over anything else written in America this year.
Independent on Sunday
A fast, powerful read, steeped with a deep sorrow about the moral degradation of the legendary American West.
Financial Times