The Road

The Road

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So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent. - Daily TelegraphThe Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprints
  • 0330513001
  • 9780330513005
  • 4,263

About Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine previous novels, and among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Rating details

560,919 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 37% (209,360)
4 34% (192,620)
3 18% (101,920)
2 7% (36,798)
1 4% (20,221)

Our customer reviews

i agree with previous reviewer...the full impact of the book only hitting you once you've finished. for me, it was a bit slow to begin with, but then suddenly it became addictive, culminating in me preferring to be home reading it than out socialising. it is very sad, but i am so glad i read this more
by tracey Bajars
A devastatingly sad and beautiful tale set in a post-apocalyptic America. McCarthy's prose is harrowing at times, and the descriptive imagery is haunting; yet I did not regret reading this book. It gives you much to think about; the full impact of the story only hitting you when you've finished the book. The Road can be bleak and unsettling, but it's essential reading. Highly more
by Fran Adams
It took me a while to finish this book but no regrets when I finally finished it. Highly recommended for the patient reader. A journey of a father and son through a ravaged and burned America. With only a pistol with a few left bullets to defend themselves. A future with no hope but for father and son having the love for each other is enough to sustain and keep them going. Vivid, thought provoking and endearing story of hope, courage and more
by R.D-Diaz
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