The Road Cor­mac McCarthy, 2006

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Apocolit now… Whether thanks to zom­bie plagues, cli­mate change or nu­clear fall­out, we’ve lately been as­sailed by nov­els about the end of the world. The Road stands far above most of these books for one pri­mary rea­son: McCarthy isn’t much in­ter­ested in what might have brought about the end of civil­i­sa­tion, but in­stead un­flinch­ingly shows us the hu­man cost as a fa­ther strug­gles to pro­tect his son. As read­ers, we guess from the off it’s a hope­less task, which only height­ens the hor­ror.

Could Tid­har pos­si­bly be the new Philip K Dick?

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