Adapted by the Coen Brothers into an Academy Award winning film, No Country For Old Men is a dark and suspenseful novel from Cormac McCarthy, author of The Road . Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?
No Country for Old Men is a severed head and shoulders over anything else written in America this year. Independent on Sunday
Cormac McCarthy, geboren 1933 in Rhodes Island, wuchs in Knoxville/Tennessee, auf. Für seine Bücher wurde er u.a. mit dem William Faulkner Award, dem American Academy Award, dem National Book Award und dem National Book Crities Circle Award ausgezeichnet. McCarthy lebt heute in El Paso, Texas. 2009 erhielt er den PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.