No Country for Old Men Book Summary and Study Guide

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    Hunting antelope in southern Texas, Llewelyn Moss comes across the scene of a drug deal gone bad. Several men are dead and Moss finds a stash of heroin along with over two million dollars in cash. Even though he knows that whoever lost the money will stop at nothing to reclaim it, Llewelyn takes the cash and goes home to his wife, Carla Jean, and tells her to pack her stuff, they are now on the run.
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    Texas Sheriff Bell and a dangerous assasin named Anton Chigurh are both on Moss's trail. The violent and bloody chase runs along the U.S./Mexico border and occasionally crosses it. Readers are left guessing what Moss will be forced to do next in order to survive as a hunted man.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   chased by criminals who want their money/treasure back General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Desert?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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