This is the second book of Cormac McCarthy I have read this year, and let me tell you as always he doesn’t disappoint.
Of all the book I have read by this incredible author this one is the most accessible and will be a great launching point for someone who is looking to delve in his amazing body of work.
The novel is set in 1980 on the border of Mexico and the United States after a drug deal goes terribly wrong, good old boy Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon the massacre, where he finds a huge shipment of heroin and a couple of million dollars abandon.
Against his better judgement he takes the money and opens up a whirlwind of trouble mainly in the figure of the psychopath hit-man Anton Chigurh. Following their steps is veteran Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, he also provides so in-depht thoughts about the rise of violence and the degradation of society.
Touching on subjects that are both timeless and the building blocks of our society.
McCarthy make us dwell on the very things that makes us human and how sometimes they transform us into monsters.
So that’s 6,965 pages down, 42,777 pages to go.
Total Pages 118, 545 pages