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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year
The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post


The searing, postapocalyptic 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.

The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    Great read!

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    Great Book!

    The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a fantastic read. I have not seen the movie yet, but want to see and compare.

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    Great Book

    The words are like poetry with a story that leaves you wondering.

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    One of my favorite books

    This is one of my favorite books of all time. I loved the way the author depicts the father-son relationship. All the psychology behind every choice the father has to make, every difficult choice he has to make to keep his son safe, that was one of my favorite part. Overall it's a great post apocalyptic book. I recommend it to everyone.

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    A truly compelling read.

    I think I read this book in 3 sittings. Page to page, chapter to chapter - the story evolved in a way that I couldn't bring myself to stop reading.

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