Dammit, that's another Top Ten film that somehow I missed off my list! Anyway, I was reminded of it because having finished the biography of the fascinating Benedict Arnold, I had a quick scan of what my Kindle had on offer and there, before my eyes, was the original book by Cormac McCarthy. I am already something of a fan of his and the film version of his yarn was simply superb. I hesitated slightly because whilst I admire him I do not particularly like his idiosyncratic written English in which he drops most grammatical symbols like full stops, commas and so forth. Happily, No Country for Old Men is more conventional and, as you read, you can practically hear Tommy Lee Jones (who played, brilliantly, the role of the sheriff in the film) reading the monologues which set the background to this grim tale. McCarthy's ear for spoken American is simply superb. As an ex - very ex! - amateur actor I just love reading those passages even if it is a bit embarrassing when I realise, whilst reading in a café, that my lips are moving and people are looking at me strangely! So, no change there then!