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No Country for Old Men
Old 10-01-2013, 10:38 AM   #1

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4 of 5 stars
bookshelves: thriller, western
Read from September 24 to 30, 2013

The writing style of Cormac McCarthy took me a little bit to get used to but soon I was enjoying the drawled but curt speech and thought patterns of his characters. It was almost like reading in snippets but each was complete in itself and conveyed a lot more than I would have thought. However I have to complain about the lack of quotations. It almost drove me to distraction making this a much harder read than it should have been.

This is my first Cormac read and I wasn't sure what to expect but when I finally sat down to read this I swallowed it whole. So it was with great disappointment that I came to the end of the book. It felt tacked on and unfinished. I was also really disappointed with his treatment of Moss. That's no way to treat a main character in my opinion.

Will I read another? You betcha. His writing and ability to wrest your full attention are worth looking for more.

Now to watch the movie.
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