The Road - Picador Classic (Paperback)
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The Road - Picador Classic (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/01/2010
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So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent. - Daily Telegraph

The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330513005
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 21 mm


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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
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 *
So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent. * Daily Telegraph *
You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerized. All the modern novel can do is done here. -- Alan Warner * Guardian *
A masterpiece that will soon be considered a classic. * Herald *

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“Down A Road Not Often Travelled”

This story makes a change to most post apocolpse stories by going down the line of character rather than plot, the story is mainly about the two survivors, father and son, just trying to survive by living by a set of... More

Paperback edition
14th October 2011
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“Sadly not for me”

So many people loved this book and I really wanted to be one of them, but I just didn't like it. Most of the population are dead, those who aren't are either good guys or bad guys. Our main characters, the... More

Paperback edition
25th August 2014
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“McCarthy keeps you in safe hands upon The Road..”

This story follows the journey of a man and his son across the burned wastelands of North America, after some unmentioned disaster has befallen the world. The reader discovers little about the principal characters,... More

Paperback edition
13th December 2012
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