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No Country for Old Men

McCarthy, Cormac

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ISBN 10: 0330440101 / ISBN 13: 9780330440103
Editore: Picador, London, 2005
Usato Condizione: Near Fine Hardcover
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Titolo: No Country for Old Men

Casa editrice: Picador, London

Data di pubblicazione: 2005

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Near Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: VG+

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Riassunto:

Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, instead finds men shot dead, a load of heroin, and more than $2 million in cash. Packing the money out, he knows, will change everything. But only after two more men are murdered does a victim?s burning car lead Sheriff Bell to the carnage out in the desert, and he soon realizes that Moss and his young wife are in desperate need of protection. One party in the failed transaction hires an ex-Special Forces officer to defend his interests against a mesmerizing freelancer, while on either side are men accustomed to spectacular violence and mayhem. The pursuit stretches along and across the border, each participant seemingly determined to answer what one asks another: How does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?

A harrowing story of a war that society wages on itself, an enduring meditation on the ties of love and blood and duty that inform lives and shape destinies, and a novel of extraordinary resonance and power.

Recensione:

..McCarthy's lean, man's-manly style achieves exquisite effects.. -- Adam Mars-Jones, Observer

..a compelling, harrowing, disturbing, sad, endlessly suprising and resonant novel -- Robert Edirc, Spectator

..races on as fast and relentlessly as the nemesis that bears down upon his characters..utterly absorbing, chilling tale -- Herald

..utterly compelling..prose is as vibrant as ever, generating action sequences that are lucid and thrilling. -- Sunday Times

A Western thriller with a racy plot and punchy dialogue.. -- Sarah Emily Miano, The Times

Brilliantly tight and seldom less than terrifying -- The List

McCarthy at his most elegant -- New Statesman

Outstanding dialogue, vivid characters, a powerful sense of place. -- Literary Review

Rich prose and resonant speech..The plot, like the dialogue, travels light and makes good speed. -- Sunday Telegraph

Writing this rich should be cherished..a severed head and shoulders over anything else written in American this year. -- Independent on Sunday

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