‘The first great masterpiece of the globally warmed generation.
Here is an American classic which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a
contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature’ Andrew O’Hagan 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.