Monday, January 14, 2008

Small world.

So I'm telling a co-worker about the movie I went to see over the weekend:

Me: "It was called No Country For Old Men; it's based on a novel by..."

V: "Cormac McCarthy. I know. He lived in Louisville just down the road a piece, near us. I have three of his books autographed at home. His wife was from England; she was a real sweet lady."

I did not know that.

7 comments:

Breda said...

Huh. Fancy that.

Turk Turon said...

His book "The Road" is amazing. A father and his 10-year-old son are walking down a deserted road. Everything is covered with two inches of fine, gray ash, from horizon to horizon. They have a shopping cart with a dozen cans of food, and a revolver with three rounds left. They have a hundred miles to go, and it's snowing.
Just an amazing read.

Karl Keller said...

Thanks, Tam. Went to see the movie last night with a friend. Just amazing. Now I've got to add his books to the reading list.

Anonymous said...

OT: Check out the "Baby Blues" cartoon for today. If you don't have anything to write about, just write about rabbits. "Big, hairy, cigarette-smoking ninja vampire-nuclear-killer rabbits." Wonder if Kirkman and Scott read your blog?
OldeForce

Matt G said...

I stumbled into Crossing The Border and All The Pretty Horses on markdown while hurrying to pick up some cheap read. Two weeks later I was back looking for a copy of Cities On The Plain. I was hooked, and deep. The guy's rhythm gets to me.

Carl H said...

Chigurh was muy malo, but The Judge, (the bad guy in Blood Meridian) really scares me. He's supposed to be fictional, except he's based on a miscreant from history. After I read Blood Meridian, I read the book it's based on-Samuel Chamberlin's My Confessions. While the notorious scalphunting Glanton gang was wiped out, the Judge wasn't killed. Talk about your evil white whales obsession...I think that rapscallion is still out there.

Oldsmoblogger said...

...a man named Lear? (I'm either sorry that I didn't think of it sooner or that I thought of it at all.)