The Road (Hardcover)

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    Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine previous novels. Among his honors are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
    A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece.

    A 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.


    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
    ISBN 9780307265432
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 241
    Publisher Date 2006-09-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors McCarthy, Cormac

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      A talented writer as always delivers! If you have read "All the Pretty Horses," or "No Country For Old Men," then "The Road" is a must.

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    • On the Road at the End of the World

      Cormac McCarthy is America's best living novelist, in my opinion. This new novel follows an unnamed father and his young son as they trek across a lifeless, post-apocalyptic America. Every town is a ghost town and every person they come across a threat. McCarthy shows us that even in a bleak and futureless world, life still has value. Human goodness counts for something. The relationship between the father and son is really authentic and touching. I love this novel and you will too.

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    • Road to Redemption

      A bleak father-and-son journey along a claustrophobic road haunted by memories behind and unknowing ahead, undoing from the left and undoing from the right. Poisoned, traumatized, the man sleepless, hyper-vigilant, the boy exhausted, constantly begging affirmation. Consider the single-word question "okay?" that burns the conscience at every turn. A story of unbelievable willpower and redemption at the core of all human experience; a heartbreaking love story.

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    • Another McCarthy classic

      I am a huge fan of McCarthy and his new book did not disappoint. While the plot sounds like "Mad-Max" with its post-apocolyptic setting, it has an interesting take on the emotional aspect of survival. I found myself wondering if I would be able to survive in a world so full of despair and hopelessness...I finished the book in one day because I couldn't bear not knowing how it ended. Definitely worth reading!

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