2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Gritty and great,
This review is from: Nobody Move (Paperback)
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Really enjoyed this. If you enjoyed stories like 'No Country for Old Men', or 'The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada' then you'll really love this one. Action filled, yet slow burning, with beautifully drawn characters and a believable story this is a dark, funny, and a little bit disturbing story.
This is a tight tale, being a short book with no excess fat, but it captures a sort of dreaminess, of things moving slowly and yet events spiralling out of control too fast. This story is a slice of the characters life and as such there is no 'ending'. Things, as in life, don't wrap up neatly with the guy getting the girl and everyone living happily ever after - or perhaps here they do, we not told. I can't decide if I like this way of not-ending a book, as real life doesn't wrap up into chapters and so neither does this tale. It feels real, yet a little unsatisfying, hence the four stars from me. Highly recommended though, and I'm sure we'll see a film version before long, probably with Tommy Lee Jones in it.