The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, most life on earth. The novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.

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The 298th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1st on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 1st on The 10 Best of the Decade(2000) (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 1st on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  4. - 3rd on Paste Magazine's Best Books of the Decade(2000-2009) (Paste Magazine)
  5. - 6th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  6. - 17th on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC Poll)
  7. - 17th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  8. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at
  9. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime ( (UK))
  10. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  11. - The Best Books of the 2000s (The Onion AV Club)
  12. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)
  13. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime ( (USA))
  14. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  15. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  16. - Modern classics: 11 novels that belong in the classroom (

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