The Road (Paperback)

Cormac McCarthy


From the author of No Country For Old Men, Cormac McCarthy, The Road has been described by Andrew O'Hagan as "The first great masterpiece of the globally-warmed generation". The novel describes the journey of a father and his young son as they walk alone through a burned and desolate post-acopalyptic America, in search of warmth and a better life. With nothing but a pistol to protect them from fellow human survivors of cannibalistic tribes, this harrowing novel was winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and named the best book of the last 25 years, fiction or non-fiction, by Entertainment Weekly in 2008. It was also adapted into a successful film starring Viggo Mortensen.

Product Details

  • Product code: AAFDS
  • ISBN: 9780330513005
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: 01/01/2010

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"A lonely journey" -

Found this book easy to read, but not one to read if you need cheering up (unless you go for the "I thought life was bad but it shines compared to this book's end of the world" tale). A simple story of a man and boy traveling along the road trying to survive the best they can in terrible circumstances. Rather a lonely journey, but one worth taking - we may question our own and society's values along the way.

Sunrise , 25/01/2012

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