Dy's Take

July 14, 2010

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Filed under: audiobook,Thriller — Dy @ 13:00



I watched bits and pieces of “The Road” with my husband; even Viggo Mortenson couldn’t make that incredibly slow-moving movie interesting enough to sit down for. I asked him the next day how it ended and he told me. “Wow. What a build up to nothing.”  “Yea,” he said.

The best thing I can say about this book is DITTO. So mad at the author when this was over. No resolution. I can handle an ending that isn’t all shiny-happy-people, but this ended the main story and just kept going and going til it had outlived its first plot and never explained the main thing I wanted to know… How the main bad guy became who he was when the story began.

Oh well, I think that will be my only McCarthy novel–I read for entertainment, not to end up with the literary equivalent of blue balls.



  1. First Portal and now this one… I’m not sure we can be friends anymore 😉

    Seriously, I LOVED this book… did you listen to it on audio? Give the audio a try if you have some time to kill.

    Comment by Candy Beauchamp — October 16, 2010 @ 14:01 | Reply

    • I did listen to it, which is probably the only reason I finished it. It should have ended with the wife. Going further, it should have told me who this crazy SOB was. It did neither and annoyed the hell out of me.

      Comment by Dynila — October 16, 2010 @ 18:55 | Reply

      • Sigh… you are so weird… that book was awesome. The movie is actually really very good too, give it a watch. It’s pretty intense in places, but so freaking good.

        Comment by Candy Beauchamp — October 16, 2010 @ 21:45 | Reply

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