Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stick list: 5 books we'll still be talking about in 2020

Sam Anderson of New York magazine picked the books "that we'll still be talking about in ten years."

One novel on the list:
The Road: Cormac McCarthy’s own personal The Old Man and the Sea — a slim late-career fable that popularized a difficult writer (and apocalyptic lit in general).
Read about the other books on the list.

The Road appears on Liz Jensen's top 10 list of environmental disaster stories, the Guardian's list of books to change the climate, David Nicholls' top ten list of literary tear jerkers, and the Times (of London) list of the 100 best books of the decade.

Fans of The Road include Paulette Jiles, Joshua Clark, David Dobbs, Andrew Pyper, Dan Rather, Jim Lehrer, Michael J. Fox, Mark McGurl, and this guy.

--Marshal Zeringue