Friday, March 30, 2007

Book in the News: The Road

Oprah has picked Comac McCarthy's The Road for her book club. I seem to recall that at least two people in the Roundtable read and liked this book despite its grim, post-apocalytic vision. It's a surprising choice for Oprah who usually selects novels that focus on family conflict (or that's the impression I have from looking at her list). More surprising still is that the reclusive author has agreed to be interviewed by Oprah in his first ever television appearance. (How does she do it?!)

Here's the AP article that picked up:
"Don't expect a lot of sunshine in Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick. Publishing's leading hit-maker has chosen Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," a bleak, apocalyptic novel by an author who rarely talks to the media."
Link to article.


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