This morning I got my box of 24 copies of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I have chosen to give away five copies to you lucky people!
If you’ve never heard of this book, here’s some blurb about it, plucked directly from the World Book Night website:
A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food – and each other.
‘McCarthy conjures from this pitiless flight the miracle of unswerving humanity. Gripping beyond belief’ Chris Cleave, Sunday Telegraph
‘One of the most shocking and harrowing but ultimately redemptive books I have read. It is an intensely intimate story. It is also a warning’ Kirsty Wark, Observer Books of the Year
‘A work of such terrible beauty that you will struggle to look away. It will knock the breath from your lungs’ Tom Gatti, The Times
‘You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerized. All the modern novel can do is done here’ Alan Warner, Guardian
‘A masterpiece that will soon be considered a classic’ Herald
‘McCarthy shows that he is one of the greatest American writers alive’ Times Literary Supplement
While it may not be a feel-good beach read, it is a truly fantastic book that you absolutely need to read. Now here is how to win a copy!
- This giveaway is only open to UK residents. However, after you’re finished with it, please send it on to whoever you wish, wherever they might be in the world! Each book has a tracking number and it will be amazing to see how far the books travel.
- Tell me why you want to win this book. I won’t judge you on this, it’s just nice to have a discussion!
- Leave at least one way for me to contact you – preferably email or Twitter.
- It would be nice if you followed my blog (although you may still enter if you do not).
I will pick the five winners at random on Wednesday, April 25th. Please check back!