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The Road - Cormac McCarthy
The Road
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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 A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves... show more
'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 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. '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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330513005 (0330513001)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
3.5 Review: The Road
Listen up, people. The author of this book has sent his story to us back through time to help us prepare for the coming apocalypse. His message is this: After the apocalypse there will be no more quotation marks. Commas and apostrophes will be in short supply. Periods will outlast them all. Ple...
anatarouca
anatarouca rated it
4.0 A Estrada
Este é um best-seller que ganhou o prestigiado Pulitzer Prize, um livro muito bem escrito mas penoso de se ler. Apesar de difícil, doloroso, por estarmos perante um mundo pós-apocalipse em que um cataclismo impreciso devastou a terra, o ambiente, os animais, a humanidade e a civilização, onde tudo s...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 The Road
4.5 starsIf you find yourself being to happy and upbeat and need to tone it down, read this book. It's end of the world survival. The main characters are a man and his very young son. Some of the scenes are devastating and heartbreaking. It's very well-written. I had loads of feels. I hung on ...
Koala-ty Books
Koala-ty Books rated it
4.0 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Book: The book was worded so that it felt as if you were standing there a silent witness to the whole journey. A witness that had no influence but a feeling of helplessness wishing and wanting to provide something, anything for them. It was beautifully written, the words were perfected so that y...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
3.0 #TheRoad: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
Dante's hell has more hope than you're going to find in The Road. At least Dante made it out. My daughter was assigned The Road by her high school Lit teacher, so I'm reading it along with her. I'm glad I did, because there is a lot we'll need to talk about. It's the most dreary, dark, and dep...
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