Released on 10 December 2010.

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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.

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