Oprah has made her newest selection for her book club. You can read the details here:
Oprah’s latest book pick: gloomy ‘The Road.’
This is one of the greatest books that I have ever read and certainly one of last year’s best. I felt the same way about McCarthy’s ‘No Country for Old Men’ when I read it (I am also eagerly awaiting the film version to be released later this year), but he has truly one-upped himself here. His gut-wrenching post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his young son’s fight for survival stayed with me for weeks like few horror or suspense films ever have. I doubt that a more bleak situation could be created, and I doubt that any other writer could find a glimmer of hope where cannibalism, starvation, rape, and depression so ravenously thrive.