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To Be Alive in a World That is Dead

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Reviewed by Yvonne Zipp
Christian Science Monitor

"Zombies aren't usually found in the oeuvre of your average National Book Award winner (well, I mean besides Joyce Carol Oates). But then, some critics have argued that a few of Cormac McCarthy's novels, such as Blood Meridian, should properly be read as horror. With his newest novel, The Road, I doubt they'll find many detractors. McCarthy takes such B-movie plot devices as an apocalyptic future, cannibalism, and scenes that could have been cut straight from Night of the Living Dead or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to craft an existential moral debate about what it means to be alive in a dead world." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.

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One Response to "To Be Alive in a World That is Dead"

    Joan Rice October 17th, 2006 at 8:57 am

    My favorite reviews are from Esquire and the Christian Science Monitor and Cormc McCarthy is one of my favorite authors. He tells it how it is!

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