I wonder now if there is much in the book No Country for Old Men that was left out of the movie. Maybe, maybe not. I think that the basis of that movie, a drug deal gone bad, doesn't leave much room for decency. And the hitman, the scary creepy one, was an executioner. If you met him, you were meant to die. At least, according to him. Didn't matter if you were a good guy or a bad guy.
I will say that though I hated No Country for Old Men for the themes, I will acknowledge that it was a powerful movie. And whether I hate it or love it, it is the powerful movies that I remember. That's got to count for something.
I wish it wasn't raining today. What a dreary day. I recommend reading The Road but not on a dreary day. Although, it might have made the book even more real. I don't know.