From: cptpipes2000 ( cptpipes@hotmail.com)
Date: 01 Dec 2007

> Today, I saw NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. It was pretty faithful
> to the book, up to and including the denouement, which
> wraps up nothing.

Thanks for posting this, Jack. I saw the movie last weekend and with each passing day, I have appreciated it more. I enjoyed it just as much as i did the book back when.

That said, I would love to hear what you folks think about this: the basic plot point is not dissimilar to A Simple Plan or The Sweet Hereafter. I'm sure with another 15 mins of thought we could come up with another 15 books that fit such description.

I mention this because...

If I were standing in a bookstore and saw a first novel the hinged on such a plot point, I would put it back with a bit of disgust. Nevertheless, I gobbled up the book when it cam from a trusted author like McCarthy and a movie from the Coens. I admit that I would have missed out had I not done so, but had the same book been written by Dick Schmick, I would have ignored it purely because it imitates a plot I have read before.

Did anyone else feel the same way about this?

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