McCarthy's THE ROAD in Theaters Soon: Stock Up on Tie-ins

Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 post-apocalyptic novel, The Road, is coming to theaters in a big way on November 26. Directed by John Hillcoat and adapted by Joe Penhall, the film will star Viggo Mortensen and Australian newcomer Kodi Smit-McPhee; Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, and Guy Pearce will also make appearances. Specs on the print and audio editions:

PRINT: McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. Knopf. Sept. 2006. 241p. ISBN 978-0-307-26543-2. $24.95; Vintage. Mar. 2007. ISBN 978-0-307-38789-9. $14.95. F
 A Pulitzer Prize winner. An Oprah’s Book Club Selection. An LJ Best Book honoree. Recipient of a starred review (LJ, 9/1/06). And, on October 14, a movie tie-in (Vintage. ISBN 978-0-307-45529-1. $14.95). F

AUDIO: McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. 6 hrs. library ed. unabridged. 6 3/4 hrs. Recorded Bks. ISBN 978-1-4281-0551-5. $77.75; Playaway digital. ISBN 978-1-4361-1303-8. $56.75. F
 Reviewer John Hiett called this recording, narrated by Tom Stechschulete (Shutter Island), though “bleak,” “a wonderfully moving tale”; “essential” (LJ 7/07). Click here to listen to an audio clip.