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The Counselor: A Screenplay

The Counselor: A Screenplay

The Counselor: A Screenplay

Cormac McCarthy
Vintage
192 pages
$14.95

“Most of us would have preferred a novel, but when it comes to the acclaimed author of The Road and Blood Meridian, we’ll take what we can get, and what we have here is an original screenplay for a forthcoming film directed by Ridley Scott. A lawyer, identified only as Counselor, is setting up a onetime drug score with some of his bad-guy associates. If all goes as planned, Counselor and his fiancé can ride off into the sunset. It will come as no surprise when the best-laid plans go awry and brutal acts of violence ensue. In the hands of a lesser author, this conventional plot would seem trite, but McCarthy’s philosophic and erudite dialogue, vivid exposition, and intriguing characters give the story a unique vitality.”

–Booklist

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