The Road - Picador Classic (Paperback)Cormac McCarthy (author)
A profoundly moving narrative of a father and son traversing a ravaged landscape, McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece is an intimate examination of family and devotion in the bleakest of environments and circumstances.
The post-apocalyptic modern classic with an introduction by novelist John Banville.
In a burned-out America, a father and his young son walk under a darkened sky, heading slowly for the coast. They have no idea what, if anything, awaits them there. The landscape is destroyed, nothing moves save the ash on the wind and cruel, lawless men stalk the roadside, lying in wait. Attempting to survive in this brave new world, the young boy and his protector have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves. They must keep walking.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Road is an incandescent novel, the story of a remarkable and profoundly moving journey. In this unflinching study of the best and worst of humankind, Cormac McCarthy boldly divines a future without hope, but one in which, miraculously, this young family finds tenderness.
An exemplar of post-apocalyptic writing, The Road is a true modern classic, a masterful, moving and increasingly prescient novel.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 24 mm
'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
“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
“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
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