The New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue: “Scenes of the Crime” by Cormac McCarthy

130610_2013_p154Scenes of the Crime” by Cormac McCarthy

Excerpted and adapted from the screenplay for “The Counselor,” a Ridley Scott film coming out later this year. What’s interesting here is that there is no dialogue in the excerpt. Presumably the characters do talk at some point, but this is all landscape and action. Bloody action, as you might expect from McCarthy’s work. We start in a Mexican garage where a drum is being welded inside a propane tank; then we follow it across the border, and then we see violence and death in its wake. And then we see the drugs being removed from the drums.

Fascinating to see this in the fiction issue. Beyond that, not much to say.

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