Cormac McCarthy's The Road, discussed.

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May 31 2007 1:01 PM

The Audio Book Club on Cormac McCarthy

Our critics discuss The Road. 

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This month, Slate'sAudio Book Club looks at Cormac McCarthy's best-selling post-apocalyptic road novel, The Road. Is the book a lyrical meditation on existential questions of survival? A gimmicky parenting manual? An exploration of the role of religion in modern life? Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and John Burnham Schwartz discuss these and other questions in the podcast.

And for our next selection, the book club is picking The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, by Barack Obama.

June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

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