No Country For Old Men is a hard book to peg down. It started slow...wandered aimlessly a bit, seemed to have no point. Picked up quickly, got really, really good, and then kind of petered off towards the end. The ending took what I thought was a 5-star book back down to a 4-star; it was extremely anti-climactic, and the ending just meandered on with no real purpose, a flood of philosophical ramblings and discussions that felt completely irrelevant to the story. I'm sure the literary folks will tell me I'm just too dumb to get all of the deep meanings or whatnot, but in the end I really wish it'd kind of stuck to the point.
In the end, I still enjoyed it immensely. Most of the time.