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.
About the Author
Cormac McCarthy is the author of numerous novels, including Blood Meridian, No Country for Old Men, and The Road. He has won the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. His plays include The Stonemason and The Sunset Limited, which was originally performed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His screenplay The Counselor was made into a film directed by Ridley Scott and released in 2013.
“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.”
“Riveting. . . . A harrowing, propulsive drama.”
—The New York Times
“This is a monster of a book. . . . It will leave you panting and awestruck.”