Sunday, July 28, 2013

Five top fictional gold diggers

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Allegra Frazier tagged five of her favorite fictional gold diggers, including:
Llewellyn Moss (No Country For Old Men, Cormac McCarthy).

While hunting in the south Texas desert, Vietnam vet Llewellyn Moss stumbles across the bloody site of a drug deal gone wrong. Unwisely, he takes the case of money (complete with tracking device) left behind, putting him in the sights of ruthless hit man Anton Chigurh. Even as Chigurh closes in on him, Moss refuses to yield the money to him or anyone, in spite of the fact that refusing to do means his days are numbered.

Happiness factor: It’s hard to be happy when you’re dead.
Read about the other gold diggers on the list.

No Country For Old Men is among Kimberly Turner's ten most disturbing sociopaths in literature and Elmore Leonard's ten favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue