In his novel No Country for Old Men, now appearing as a movie, Cormac McCarthy gives a great bit of monologue from the Texan character Sheriff Bell. His original punctuation is kept:
“…I got set next to this woman…and she kept talkin about the right wing this and the right wing that…. Finally told me, said: I don’t like the way this country is headed. I want my granddaughter to be able to have an abortion. And I said well mam I dont think you got any worries about the way the country is headed. The way I see it goin I dont have much doubt but what she’ll be able to have an abortion. I’m goin to say that not only will she be able to have an abortion, she’ll be able to have you put to sleep. Which pretty much ended the conversation.”
This part of the book does not appear in the movie, so give it a good read to enjoy the author who has been called by the Houston Chronicle “nothing less that our greatest living writer.”
December 3, 2007 at 6:46 pm
Oh yeah. Now THAT’S what I call great literature!