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XI- I have found the term "postapocalyptic" used by reviewers about
No Country.
So far I am not quite convinced and it seems that the term would suit
The Road better, but still I don't want to dismiss it at this stage.

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Apocalyptic fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction (or, in some cases, the more general category speculative fiction) that is concerned with the end of civilization through nuclear war, plague, or some other general disaster. Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in a world or civilization after such a disaster. The time frame may be immediately after the catastrophe, focusing on the travails or psychology of survivors, or considerably later, often including the theme that the existence of pre-catastrophe civilization has been forgotten (or mythologized).

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So what do you think? Is No Country an "apocalyptic" or a "postapocalyptic" novel?


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I wish my memory wasn't so faulty, but ...
I read a review of The Road -- can't remember where it was.
And basically it said that 'The Road' was a look at our world in the future, and No Country For Old Men showed how we got there.

I'm sure it was worded better than I just put it, but that sentiment stuck with me.



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Post Re: No Country- XI postapocalyptic novel ?
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So what do you think? Is No Country an "apocalyptic" or a "postapocalyptic" novel?


As I read the book, I kept thinking the apocalypse was on the horizon and Chigurh was the harbinger of what was to come or even one of the four horse men from the Book of Revelations.



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I read a review of The Road -- can't remember where it was.
And basically it said that 'The Road' was a look at our world in the future, and No Country For Old Men showed how we got there.


Yes, this makes sense, thanks for sharing this with us.


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I don't see it that way at all . . . I see NCFOM as being a very good western and/or crime novel.



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