Released on 14 December 2009.

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The Road film tie-in

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By the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Cormac McCarthy's The Road is the story of a father and son walking alone through burned America, heading through the ravaged landscape to the coast.

The film directed by John Hillcoat, features an all-star cast including Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall, and introduces major talent, Kodi Smit McPhee, with a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

In the media

You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerised. All the modern novel can do is done here.
A work of such terrible beauty that you will struggle to look away.
The Times
So good that it will devour you, in parts. It is incandescent.
Daily Telegraph