Items related to The Road (Oprah's Book Club)

The Road (Oprah's Book Club)

3.98 avg rating
( 797,361 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780307387899: The Road (Oprah's Book Club)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.

The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year
The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Best known for his Border Trilogy, hailed in the San Francisco Chronicle as "an American classic to stand with the finest literary achievements of the century," Cormac McCarthy has written ten rich and often brutal novels, including the bestselling No Country for Old Men, and The Road. Profoundly dark, told in spare, searing prose, The Road is a post-apocalyptic masterpiece, one of the best books we've read this year, but in case you need a second (and expert) opinion, we asked Dennis Lehane, author of equally rich, occasionally bleak and brutal novels, to read it and give us his take. Read his glowing review below. --Daphne Durham

Guest Reviewer: Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane, master of the hard-boiled thriller, generated a cult following with his series about private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, wowed readers with the intense and gut-wrenching Mystic River, blew fans all away with the mind-bending Shutter Island, and switches gears with Coronado, his new collection of gritty short stories (and one play).

Cormac McCarthy sets his new novel, The Road, in a post-apocalyptic blight of gray skies that drizzle ash, a world in which all matter of wildlife is extinct, starvation is not only prevalent but nearly all-encompassing, and marauding bands of cannibals roam the environment with pieces of human flesh stuck between their teeth. If this sounds oppressive and dispiriting, it is. McCarthy may have just set to paper the definitive vision of the world after nuclear war, and in this recent age of relentless saber-rattling by the global powers, it's not much of a leap to feel his vision could be not far off the mark nor, sadly, right around the corner. Stealing across this horrific (and that's the only word for it) landscape are an unnamed man and his emaciated son, a boy probably around the age of ten. It is the love the father feels for his son, a love as deep and acute as his grief, that could surprise readers of McCarthy's previous work. McCarthy's Gnostic impressions of mankind have left very little place for love. In fact that greatest love affair in any of his novels, I would argue, occurs between the Billy Parham and the wolf in The Crossing. But here the love of a desperate father for his sickly son transcends all else. McCarthy has always written about the battle between light and darkness; the darkness usually comprises 99.9% of the world, while any illumination is the weak shaft thrown by a penlight running low on batteries. In The Road, those batteries are almost out--the entire world is, quite literally, dying--so the final affirmation of hope in the novel's closing pages is all the more shocking and maybe all the more enduring as the boy takes all of his father's (and McCarthy's) rage at the hopeless folly of man and lays it down, lifting up, in its place, the oddest of all things: faith. --Dennis Lehane


From the Publisher:

**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
**New film starring Vigo Mortensen in theaters November 2008
**Oprah Book Club pick

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Cormac McCarthy
Published by Vintage (2006)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Newport Bookstore
(Pflugerville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # newport_0307387895

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Cormac McCarthy
Published by Vintage (2006)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Campbell Bookstore
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # NewCamp0307387895

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Cormac McCarthy
Published by Vintage Books March 28, 2007, New York (2007)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Junette2000
(Fredonia, AZ, U.S.A.)

Book Description paperback. Condition: New. New, usually ships same day from Arizona. Seller Inventory # 421.502

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2006)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Brockett Designs
(Emigrant, MT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Binding is smooth and solid. Paperback cover is clean and sticker free. Minor scuffing and/or corner bumps on the paperback covers due to shelf wear. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. All items are carefully enclosed with bubble wrap. We ship promptly and worldwide via US Post and will email you a tracking number. Seller Inventory # SKU0035317

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 5.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Vintage (2006)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your sati. Seller Inventory # OTF-2-9780307387899

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Vinatge (2007)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New Softcover Quantity: 12
Seller:
a2zbooks
(Burgin, KY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Softcover. Condition: New. New. Looks great! 287 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 12. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0307387895. ISBN/EAN: 9780307387899. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1561057528. Seller Inventory # 1561057528

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Vintage Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New Soft Cover Quantity: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780307387899

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2006)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New Softcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 5125162-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Vintage Books USA 3/28/2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New Paperback or Softback Quantity: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Road. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780307387899

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

McCarthy, Cormac
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2007)
ISBN 10: 0307387895 ISBN 13: 9780307387899
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Roundabout Books
(Greenfield, MA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New from the publisher. Seller Inventory # 1286620

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book