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Cormac McCarthy to break silence on Oprah


Publisher PhotoThe news that Oprah has selected Cormac McCarthy’s The Road as her second book club pick of 2007 is intriguing. Not because she’s chosen a book that’s downright bleak, but because she’s selected an author who never gives media interviews. It appears only he’s only ever done one interview in over 40 years of writing and that was as a favor to his editor. I wonder what he’ll say when Oprah puts him in front of the cameras.

I doubt if his thoughts will be along the same line as those expressed in The Secret – a book about the power of positive thought that shot to mega-sales after two appearances from the author, Rhonda Byrne, on Oprah’s TV show.

Perhaps Oprah could put both Byrne and McCarthy on together – and then bring in James Frey as a late ’surprise’ guest?

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Richard Davies

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