Wednesday, May 24, 2006


This selection was recently a Popular Library ("7-day") book. The reviewer wanted to make sure you did not miss this noteworthy title. You can now check it out for 21 days!

Kay Mills Due reviews NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf, 2005).

The setting is the bloody Texas/Mexico frontier. An aging sheriff, not exactly a stranger to murder, ponders the reasons behind the level of violence he sees in the modern world. The final straw for him is a botched heroin transfer with a missing $2 million that results in a body count unheard of in Sheriff Bell’s memory. The killer has a unique “signature” and his pursuit of victims is merciless. The reader is allowed into the mind of a serial killer who is philosophical about the fate of each of his victims – and sometimes allows the flip of a coin to decide that fate. This book by a National Book Award-winning author provides a frightening look at the war our society is waging upon itself.

Kay Mills Due, Public Services


It seems odd that a writer known for shunning publicity has TWO "official" websites:

The Cormac McCarthy Society
Random House's version

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I read this one too, Kay. It's not the type of book I would normally read...too much violence. However, this book is a real page-turner. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. McCarthy wrote this book in such way that I felt I was witnessing what was happening in the lives of these interesting characters. This was my first "modern-day" western and I found it difficult to put down.
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