Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

The Road
 
See larger image
 

The Road [Kindle Edition]

Cormac McCarthy
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (899 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £8.99
Kindle Price: £3.12 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £5.87 (65%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

‹  Return to Product Overview

Product Description

Waterstone's Book Quarterly

'Both terrifying and beautiful, it is about...the best and worst
of humankind...[it's] impossible to recommend it too highly.'

Sunday Herald

`An epic prose poem...builds to such a pitch of mournful
incantation hat something like real grief pours out'

Daily Telegraph

There's always a kind of ecstasy in reading McCarthy...it's so
good that it will devour you...It is incandescent.

Financial Times Daily Telegraph

This novel is about love...a beautiful and haunting work...[a]
strange and compelling work, more prose poem than novel.

The Times

Work of such terrible beauty that you will struggle to look away.
It will knock the breath from your lungs.

Independent on Sunday

The Road inspires. We are watching a late flowering of a great
American novelist.

Literary Review

The sense of desperation, fear and loneliness is superbly evoked.
The book is unremittingly bleak, but it's mesmerising.

Daily Mail

'Brilliant...the prose is of such beauty...An extraordinary tale
of humanity in ruins - one we should all read'

Guardian

'Utterly convincing and pysically chilling... All the modern novel
can do is done here.'

Book Description

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 grey. 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.

From the Publisher

Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for fiction

From the Inside Flap

As approved copy from Knopf.

About the Author

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.
‹  Return to Product Overview