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NOW AN ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FILM STARRING VIGGO MORTENSEN

"So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent" Daily Telegraph

A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food - and each other.

PRAISE FOR THE ROAD

"A masterpiece that will soon be considered a classic" Herald

"McCarthy conjures from this pitiless flight the miracle of unswerving humanity. Gripping beyond belief" Chris Cleave, Sunday Telegraph

"One of the most shocking and harrowing but ultimately redemptive books I have read. It is an intensely intimate story. It is also a warning" Kirsty Wark, Observer Books of the Year

"You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerized. All the modern novel can do is done here" Alan Warner, Guardian

"The first great masterpiece of the globally warmed generation. Here is an American classic which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature" Andrew O'Hagan

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2006
1 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan UK
SELLER
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia
SIZE
715.6
KB

Customer Reviews

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Hauntingly Beautiful

At first, McCarthy's writing style is slightly confusing. He doesn't use "" and he doesn't tell us who is speaking. But once we get over this, the story he tells is hauntingly beautiful. Brilliant descriptive writing painting the bleak picture of a father and son's struggle in a post-apocalyptic earth. Great movie as well with Viggo Mortenson and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Definitely worth reading/watching.

alm2109 ,

A story about gratitude

Some people see only the horror in this book but there is so much beauty, especially in the exquisitely crafted language. My absolute favourite book.

Efiorin ,

The Road

Unbelievable that there are only 3 reviewshere. Am I right? Only read the first 2 chapters and so far all good. Have read no country for old men and it was a little confusing with little punctuation. With that though I had to reread sentences which made me think more about the story. And then mentioned this anomaly to my friends which made them want yo reads

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