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No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)

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No Country for Old Men is a 2005 novel by U.S. author Cormac McCarthy. Set along the United States–Mexico border in 1980, the story concerns an illicit drug deal gone wrong in a remote desert location. The title comes from the poem "Sailing … see full wiki

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Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Vintage
1 review about No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)

Cinematographer's dream, reader's nightmare...

  • Jun 13, 2011
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Reading this book, I could see why it must have made a magnificent movie- it reads like a cinematogepher's dream. That said, I wasn't a huge fan of the voice, the lack of punctuation, and the need to count lines of dialogue in places to figure out who was talking. The book is violent, the language spare, and after finishing it, I may just rent the movie after all.

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