The Tournament of Books finished up today, awarding The Rooster to Cormac McCarthy's The Road. I read The Road over spring break and I have to say, it is everything anyone has ever said it was—utterly absorbing, incomparably moving, impeccably written. This is not only the book of the year, but maybe the book of the past five years.
Oprah could not have chosen a better book for her book club, and I say that without a trace of irony. The Road is broad enough for multitudes, and it richly deserves as big an audience as it can get.