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The Road (Hardcover)

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  • Book Subgenre: Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Literary, Philosophy, Settings, Types of Characters, Society + Social Issues, Family + Friendship, Conflicts + Dualities, Action + Thrillers, General, Science Fiction + Fantasy
  • Language: english
  • Format: hardcover
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes

Reviewer: Alan Warner, (Guardian (London))

"[Cormac McCarthy] has given us his great American nightmare....THE ROAD is a novel of transforming power and formal risk....All the modern novel can do is done here....Beauty and goodness are here aplenty and we should think about them. While we can."

Reviewer: Stephen Abell, (Times Literary Supplement)

"THE ROAD has what John Steinbeck called 'unity feeling,' the sense of everything having been allowed entirely to cohere....When his desire for poeticism is profitably channeled and controlled--as it is for the majority of THE ROAD--Cormac McCarthy shows that h e is one of the greatest writers alive."

"[Cormac] McCarthy establishes himself here as the closest thing in American literature to an Old Testament prophet, trolling the blackest registers of human emotion to create a haunting and grim novel about civilization's slow death after the power goes out."

Reviewer: David Hellman, (San Francisco Chronicle)

"Stunning and heart-wrenching...with the startling vividness and complexity of a Hieronymus Bosch painting."

Reviewer: Sebastian Shakespeare, (Times Literary Supplement)

"[A] tense psychological drama about a man living on the edge of sanity."

Reviewer: Janet Maslin, (New York Times)

"[T]renchant and terrifying, written with stripped-down urgency and fueled by the force of a universal nightmare...THE ROAD would be pure misery if not for its stunning, savage beauty."

"A novel of horrific beauty, where death is the only truth."