Friday, October 31, 2008

A Canticle for Leibowitz vs. The Road

The Guardian's
Sam Jordison acknowledges the former's importance, but calls it for McCarthy in the end.  

"For all its haunting power, A Canticle for Liebowitz [sic] doesn't deserve a spot in my post-apocalyptic backpack. Cormac McCarthy's meticulous craftsmanship and his ability to maintain momentum mean I would pack The Road instead."

Although I find the idea of stocking up on books after the Flame Deluge as somewhat laughable, I do, reluctantly, agree with Jordison: McCarthy is just too fierce

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