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No Country for Old Men

Publisher: Vintage
In No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines.



I sent one boy to the gaschamber at Huntsville. One and only one. My arrest and my testimony. I went up there and visited with him two or three times. Three times. The last time was the day of his execution. I didnt have to go but I did. I sure didnt want to. He’d killed a fourteen year old girl and...
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"Profoundly disturbing and gorgeously rendered. . . . The most accessible of all his works."
The Washington Post

The introduction, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and author biography that follow are designed to stimulate your group's discussion of No Country for...
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“Profoundly disturbing and gorgeously rendered.”
The Washington Post

“Feels like a genuine diagnosis of the postmillennial malady, a scary illumination of the oncoming darkness.”

“He is nothing less than our greatest living writer, and this is a novel that must be read and remembered.”
Houston Chronicle

“Riveting. . . . A harrowing, propulsive drama.”
The New York Times

“This is a monster of a book. . . . It will leave you panting and awestruck.”
—Sam Shepard