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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
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Jun 07, 2008

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This book reads like an action movie, fast paced and violent. It slows down toward the end as it adopts a philosophical and reflective tone. I was disappointed that the murderer was not apprehended. Or was he? I wasn't sure whether the Mexican in custody that Sheriff Bell visits at the end was Chigure, his boasting sounded too simple to be that cold, methodical killer I followed throughout the plot.

The end let me down somewhat, but that was probably McCarthy's intention. Life is not a neat and tidy explication, unexpected and unexplainable events happen and people have to cope with it in their own way.

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