I just finished reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I read it all in one sitting, finishing about 5 am this morning. To sum it up in one word — Compelling. I wouldn’t call it a good book. This post-apocalyptic tale is stark, despairing, and terrible (in the sense of “great and terrible”), and I couldn’t put it down.
It isn’t for everyone — but the prose is masterful, and I will not get the images out of my head for a long time.