Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Picador is producing a beautiful new hardback edition of a book that is viewed by many as the most extraordinarily written book of the last ten years, and whose author is consistently touted to win the Nobel Prize. Publication will follow the release of what will be a hugely acclaimed film starring Viggo Mortensen ...
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Picador is producing a beautiful new hardback edition of a book that is viewed by many as the most extraordinarily written book of the last ten years, and whose author is consistently touted to win the Nobel Prize. Publication will follow the release of what will be a hugely acclaimed film starring Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings) and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron. A father and his son walk alone through burned America, heading through the ravaged landscape to the coast. This is the profoundly moving story of their journey. 'An American classic which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature ...An absolutely wonderful book that people will be reading for generations' Andrew O'Hagan 'So good that it will devour you, in parts. It is incandescent' Niall Griffiths, Daily Telegraph 'You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerised. All the modern novel can do is done here' Alan Warner, Guardian
This read is considered by many a great work in the genre of "Epic Prose Poetry." I don't like that consideration. I think this is great fiction with commentary over many religious and secular issues. Not to mention the story itself is quite compelling. Read this book.
Oct 18, 2012
i thought this book was interesting and an attention grasper.
Sep 13, 2012
A brutal compelling read
Not to be read by anyone who is depressed. This will send him over the edge.
It's dark, but compelling reading. The world has been scorched by some unknown force for a long time.No food production, no electricity, no police, ... every man for himself.
A boy and his father make their way to the coast, dodging roving gangs who capture and eat people to survive.
Nothing specifically repelling or horrific (ala Stephen King, say) but a continuing unrelenting darknesss of scenery. Long abandoned towns, farms,
A resourceful father trying to save his son. A compelling read with no fun in it.
May 31, 2012
Read the book
The book was in good condition. The story was very good. It was slightly depressing but that was the nature of the plot. Told with good detail.
Feb 24, 2011
this is a really good book I really liked it ummmmmmm you should too
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