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The Road

20 Books for 20Somethings

The Road

Classic Science Fiction Novels, March 2012

Something has happened to the world. Trees have burned to ash. Cities are broken and ruined. An unnamed man and his unnamed son make their way across the country, struggling to make it south to the sea and to cling to the hope that somewhere there is blue sky and green grass and no more fear of marauding cannibals and thieves. McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning novel is barren and bleak in its world but not in its heart. It is truly a story of compassion and love and the lengths a father will go to see his son survive even the most horrible of circumstances. McCarthy's writing is elegant and simple and moving. The Road has also been translated to the big screen.

The Road
by Cormac McCarthy

  • Publication Date: March 28, 2007
  • Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction
  • Paperback: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • ISBN-10: 0307387895
  • ISBN-13: 9780307387899