The Road film tie-in

Cormac McCarthy

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14 December 2009
320 pages

By the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Cormac McCarthy's The Road is the story of a father and son walking alone through burned America, heading through the ravaged landscape to the coast.

The film directed by John Hillcoat, features an all-star cast including Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall, and introduces major talent, Kodi Smit McPhee, with a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

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 . . . An absolutely wonderful book that people will be reading for generations.

Andrew O’Hagan

A work of such terrible beauty that you will struggle to look away.

Tom Gatti, The Times

So good that it will devour you, in parts. It is incandescent.

Niall Griffiths, Daily Telegraph