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A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy s masterpieceA father and his son walk alone through burned America Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray The sky is dark Their destination is the coast, although they don t know what, if anything, awaits them there They have nothing just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food and each other The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, each the other s world entire, are sustained by love Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation The Road


About the Author: Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.His earlier Blood Meridian 1985 was among Time Magazine s poll of 100 best English language books published between 1925 and 2005 and he placed joint runner up for a similar title in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner.In 2009, Cormac McCarthy won the PEN Saul Bellow Award, a lifetime achievement award given by the PEN American Center.



10 thoughts on “The Road

  1. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    The Road is unsteady and repetitive now aping Melville, now Hemingway but it is less a seamless blend than a reanimated corpse sewn together from dead parts into a lumbering, incongruous whole, then jolted to ignoble half life by McCarthy s grand rep


  2. Scott Scott says:

    I really feel compelled to write up a review of McCarthy s The Road as this book really worked for me for those of you who haven t read it, there are no real spoilers below, only random quotes and thematic commentary I read it last night in one sitting


  3. Jason Jason says:

    This wasn t nearly as funny as everybody says it is.


  4. Evan Evan says:

    He palmed the spartan book with black cover and set out in the gray morning Grayness, ashen Ashen in face Ashen in the sky.He set out for the road, the book in hand Bleakness, grayness Nothing but gray, always.He was tired and hungry Coughing The coughing had


  5. Jayson Jayson says:

    A 84% Very Good NotesDreamlike and deeply moving, it s thin on plot, with dialogue that s often genius, but also inauthentic and repetitive.


  6. Maren Maren says:

    I m a terrible person because I didn t really like The Road and I m not sure how I feel about Cormac McCarthy Honestly, I think there s something wrong with me I just finished reading The Road today it only took a couple of hours to get through, because it s not th


  7. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    The Roadis a truly disturbing book it is absorbing, mystifying and completely harrowing Simply because it shows us how man could act given the right circumstances it s a terrifying concept because it could also be a true one.It isn t a book that gives you any answers,


  8. Ian "Marvin" Graye Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

    How to Write Like Cormac McCarthy1 Make sure the first sentence contains a verb.2 But neither the second.3 Nor the third.4 Repeat until finished 5 Or sooner deterred.We ll Become Well EventuallyThe Boy Papa Papa Yes The Boy What s this Papa It s an apostrophe.The Boy Wha


  9. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    The view that there are two independent, primal forces in the universe, one good and one evil, is called dualism According to dualism, the good God does the best he can to promote good and combat evil but he can only do so much since evil is a powerful counterforce in its o


  10. Robin Robin says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So I generally don t hate books Recently when joining a face2face club they asked which book I disliked the most and had no answer Well I want to thank Cormac McCarthy for giving me something to be


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