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No Country for Old Men (2005) by Cormac McCarthy

Epic. Exceptional. Mythic.

No Country for Old MenNo Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

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.

Cormac McCarthy, American Novelist (born 1933)

The movie won an Oscar for Best Picture, and the book is by far much better than the film. A must read, for any generation, X Y or Z. Also don’t forget to read The Road (2006) by Cormac as well.

The Border Trilogy:

#1, All the Pretty Horses

#2, The Crossing

#3, Cities of the Plain

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CG FEWSTON

CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy). 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 and now lives in Hong Kong.

He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Fathers 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; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.

You can read more about the author on Facebook @ cg.fewston – where he has 320,000+ followers

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