The Road is a grim, post-apocalyptic tale of a father and son who cross a burned landscape, pushing their meager belongings in a shopping cart, avoiding savage bands of marauders out to rape and enslave their fellow survivors. McCarthy's latest work is one of five finalists for the National Book Critic's Circle award. The winner will be revealed shortly after this review airs.
BookMark: The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
By JENNIFER KEENAN • February 28, 2007