National Book Award winner Cormac McCarthy has written a
"thrillentary" --- or maybe an "op-western." NO COUNTRY FOR OLD
MEN, his first novel in seven years, is part blood and guts, and
part social commentary.
The book is set up like a typical contemporary western. Sheriff Ed
Tom Bell has a problem in his county: there's a bloody feud in
progress over some misappropriated drug money. The body count is
rising and the sheriff wants it stopped. From this premise,
McCarthy sets about systematically destroying the form's tropes.
The sheriff is ineff