No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy


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Three men in scene: Llewellyn Moss, a good guy who has the bad luck to find the money from a drug deal, sheriff Bell destined to follow a series of corpses to find a ruthless killer and Chigurh, the killer, driven by his own rules and morals.

A novel that is real, dominated by action and dialogues and by the reflections from sheriff Bell about the country decline and about the loss of moral values of young generations.

The story told is an example: the desire of being rich will ruin the life of Moss and of his young wife, moreover the most of the background characters show how the importance of justice is overcome by other things, it’s better to settle a deal with criminals for some money than to help the police.

The story is hard (and transposed in a movie by the Coen brothers), the characters are alive, in particular Chigurh (outstanding also in the movie, played by Javier Bardem) is the most interesting for his own distorted moral that drives his actions with coherence.


* No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy ★★★★☆

*I read this book in English


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