My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Epic. Exceptional. Mythic. These are adjectives to easily describe No Country for Old Men (2005) by Cormac McCarthy. With McCarthy’s most minimalist prose a sage’s voice rises up from anachronistic origins to tell a story worth listening to, an adumbration of time’s to come.
Most of the book is told in dialogue, almost a novel in dramatic form, and is filled with pages of single sentences of characters speaking to one another, which makes for an easy and quick, but profound read, taking anywhere from one to two days.
The Border Trilogy:
#2, The Crossing
CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), and a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU. He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.
He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Father’s Son (2005), The New America: A Collection (2007), Vanity of Vanities (2011), A Time to Love in Tehran (2015), and forthcoming: Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being; Little Hometown, America: A Look Back; A Time to Forget in East Berlin; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.
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