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Seeing Cormac McCarthy’s The Road at the top of the list for Entertainment Weekly’s The New Classics: The 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 fascinates me. The 2006 book deserves all of the praise and attention it’s received since publication. Even Oprah Winfrey got it right for once when she ordered her minions to read The Road […]

TOO SOON: Where is The Road taking us?

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While I’m at work in finishing up some future installments of TOO SOON for Where the Long Tails Ends, here is another oldie but goodie, this time focussing on Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and what the book’s popularity means. It’s a piece I’d like to expand on someday. Here is a sample: We have become […]