Wow, lots of posts today.
I just finished "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. Read it in two, 1 1/2 hour plane trips. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. It is the first of his books that I have read.
The subject, post-apocalyptic America, is one that I find interesting. However, the writing style, filled to the brim with similes and metaphors, is one that typically annoys me. In this case, it annoyed me for about 4 or 5 pages before the story grabbed me. If done right, by someone who can really write, these devices can really be effective. The story itself is powerful and disturbing. Very good book and recommended.