Had an interesting discussion with Kelly about the characters afterward. About how I enjoyed the book more than the movie, because it let you get a lot more into the mind of Anton Chigurh, and how you end up seeing him as a completely rational human being. Everything he does makes sense and is totally predictable, once you understand his set of principles. Interesting, since he’s an absolutely terrifying person. Everyone else in the novel suffers from the flaw of loving something – a person, money, reputation – which causes them to act irrationally and eventually leads them to their downfall. But not Chigurh, and that’s why he lives in the end.
This book made me realize how much I miss reading. And how much I miss talking about books. It’s something I’ve neglected entirely too much this year.