This was my first book by Cormac McCarthy, and I must admit he has won a reader for life.
No Country For Old Men explodes with subtly and simplicity as it offers us Moss, a man who finds a drug deal gone bad in the middle of nowhere along the Mexican border. Dead bodies are everywhere, and when he finds a case full of millions of dollars, he can’t help himself. As you can imagine, there are numerable parties who’d like that money back. And so the hunt for Moss begins.
Dialogue is terse, details are sparing, yet the story is absolutely riveting and I could not put it down. For some McCarthy’s violence and unapologetic disregard for his characters’ safety may be upsetting, but I loved his dedication to giving us the story as it could only unfold.
We tend to shower accolades upon authors who give us specific descriptions on every conceivable object within a story. I personally found McCarthy’s expertise with minimalism refreshing and quite admirable.
I completely recommend you read No Country For Old Men.