The Road

About the Author: Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.His earlier Blood M Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.His earlier Blood Meridian 1985 was among Time Magazine s poll of 100 best English language books published between 1925 and 2005 and he placed joint runner up for a similar title in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner.In 2009, Cormac McCarthy won the PEN Saul Bellow Award, a lifetime achievement award given by the PEN American Center


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  • Hardcover
  • 241 pages
  • The Road
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • English
  • 19 July 2019
  • 0307265439

The Road A Searing, Post Apocalyptic 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.

10 thoughts on “The Road

  1. J.G. Keely says:

    The Road is unsteady and repetitive now aping Melville, now Hemingway but it is less a seamless blend than a reanimated corpse sewn together from dead parts into a lumbering, incongruous whole, then jolted to ignoble half life by McCarthy s grand reputation with Hollywood Filmmakers and incestuous award committees.In 96, NYU Professor Alan Sokal submitted a paper for publication to several scientific journals He made it so complex and full of jargon the average person wouldn t be able to m...

  2. Jason says:

    This wasn t nearly as funny as everybody says it is.

  3. Scott says:

    I really feel compelled to write up a review of McCarthy s The Road as this book really worked for me for those of you who haven t read it, there are no real spoilers below, only random quotes and thematic commentary I read it last night in one sitting Hours of almost nonstop reading I found it to be an excellent book on so many levels that I am at a loss as to where to begin It was at once gripping, terrifying, utterly heart wrenching, and completely beautiful I have read most of McCarth I really feel compelled to write up a review of McCarthy s The Road as this book really worked for me for those of you who haven t read it, there are no real spoilers below, only random quotes and thematic commentary I read it last night in one sitting Hours of almost nonstop reading I found it to be an excellent book on so many levels that I am at a loss as to where to begin It was at once gripping, terrifying, utterly heart wrenching, and...

  4. Evan says:

    He palmed the spartan book with black cover and set out in the gray morning Grayness, ashen Ashen in face Ashen in the sky.He set out for the road, the book in hand Bleakness, grayness Nothing but gray, always.He was tired and hungry Coughing The coughing had gotten worse He felt like he might die But he couldn t die Not yet.The boy depended on him.He walked down the road, awaiting the creaking bus It trundled from somewhere, through the gray fog The ashen gray fog.He stepped aboard, He palmed the spartan book with black cover and set out in the gray morning Grayness, ashen Ashen in face Ashen in the sky.He set out for the road, the book in hand Bleakness, grayness Noth...

  5. Michelle says:

    A few years back, I have watched The Road on HBO I actually like the film, and I think it s well crafted I held back on reading the book for a while since the movie seemed pretty straightforward and powerful enough to convey the story An opportunity presented itself though, when I got hold of a copy on the last day of The Annual Library Book Sale Since I can t seem to get enough of dreary stories lately, I have decided to read this one right away The Road is a novel by an American master A few years back, I have watched The Road on HBO I act...

  6. Maren says:

    I m a terrible person because I didn t really like The Road and I m not sure how I feel about Cormac McCarthy Honestly, I think there s something wrong with me I just finished reading The Road today it only took a couple of hours to get through, because it s not that long a book, and I think it was a good way to read it because I felt really immersed in the story, which is told like one long run on nightmare of poetic import The characters don t get quotation marks when they speak, and I m a terrible person because I didn t really like The Road and I m not sure how I feel about Cormac McCarthy Honestly, I think there s something wrong with me I just finished reading The Road today it only took a couple of hours to get through, because it s not that long a book, and I think it was a good way to read it because I felt really immersed in the story, which is told like one long run on nightmare of poetic import The characters don t get quotation marks when they speak, and for some reason McCarthy als...

  7. Bookdragon Sean says:

    The Roadis a truly disturbing book it is absorbing, mystifying and completely harrowing Simply because it shows us how man could act given the right circumstances it s a terrifying concept because it could also be a true one.It isn t a book that gives you any answers, you have to put the pieces together and presume For whatever reason, be it n...

  8. Glenn Russell says:

    The view that there are two independent, primal forces in the universe, one good and one evil, is called dualism According to dualism, the good God does the best he can to promote good and combat evil but he can only do so much since evil is a powerful counterforce in its own right The ancient Gnostics were dualists with their scriptures emphasizing the mythic rather than the historic and positing our evil world of matter created not by an all powerful God but by a flawed deity called the Demi The view that there are two independent, primal forces in the universe, one good and one evil, is called dualism According to dualism, the good God does the best he can to promote good and combat evil but he can only do so much since evil is a powerful counterforce in its own right The ancient Gnostics were dualists with their scriptures emphasizing the mythic rather than the historic and positing our evil world of matter created not by an all powerful God but by a flawed deity called the Demiurge In contrast to the Demiurge, the good God of light resides above o...

  9. Robin says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So I generally don t hate books Recently when joining a face2face club they asked which book I disliked the most and had no answer Well I want to thank Cormac McCarthy for giving me something to be able to put there.Having heard the buzz about this book and having seen the plethora of positive reviews, I felt compelled to write my own if only to be that voice of reason in a wilderness of pretentious insanity Cormac s McCarthy s The Road, I can honestly say, is the worst book I have ever re So I generally don t hate books Recently when joining a face2face club they asked which book I disliked the most and had no answer Well I want to thank Cormac McCarthy for giving me something to be able to put there.Having heard the buzz about this book and having seen the plethora of positive reviews, I felt compelled to write my own if only to be that voice of reason in a wilderness of pretentious insanity Cormac s McCarthy s The Road, I can honestly say, is the worst book I have ever read I am stunned to find such a critical following for a novel that is so clearly bad that I have yet to meet a flesh and blood person who does not hate it, or cannot...

  10. Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

    How to Write Like Cormac McCarthy1 Make sure the first sentence contains a verb.2 But neither the second.3 Nor the third.4 Repeat until finished 5 Or sooner deterred.We ll Become Well EventuallyThe Boy Papa Papa Yes The Boy What s this Papa It s an apostrophe.The Boy What does it do Papa It takes two words and turns them into a contraction.The Boy Is that good Papa Years ago people used to think it was good.The Boy What about now Papa Not many people use them now.The Boy Does th How to Write Like Cormac McCarthy1 Make sure the first sentence contains a verb.2 But neither the second.3 Nor the third.4 Repeat until finished 5 Or sooner deterred.We ll Become Well EventuallyThe Boy Papa Papa Yes The Boy What s this Papa It s an apostrophe.The Boy What does it do Papa It takes two words and turns them into a ...