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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
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Aug 27, 2007

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Read in August, 2007

Over the course of the fastest 309 pages you'll ever read, a stark clash of good vs. evil gives way to a nuanced tale of the fallout that occurs when the laws of man fail to regulate the greater conflict between right and wrong. It's a story of men on both sides of the law attempting to adhere to their own unforgiving standards of the truth, and the violence generated by the struggle is both literal and psychic, as both the body count and the internal dialogue of the story's protagonist are carefully rendered.
McCarthy nails the details of West Texas to a tee, from the dialects to the dichotomy of the land's desolate beauty and hard cruelty.

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