Book cover for The Counsellor

The Counsellor



24 October 2013
160 pages
Imprint: Picador


No Country for Old Men on a bender
The real stars of director Ridley Scott's moody, bloody crime thriller The Counselor aren't Fassbender, Bardem, Diaz, Cruz, or Pitt but writer Cormac McCarthy's words
Scott and McCarthy have created a film that in less accomplished hands could have slumped into melodrama, but that retains the grim humour, and the granitic implacability, of a classic morality tale
McCarthy has delivered a brutal study in grief