‘The Road’ Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006) – REVIEW

the road logoWritten by American writer Cormac McCarthy and published in 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf, ‘The Road’ is a post-apocalyptic tale of the journey of a father and his young son. It covers a period of several months as they trek across a landscape laid waste by an unspecified cataclysm that has destroyed the majority of civilization and, in the intervening years, almost all of life on Earth.

The novel was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction the year it was released and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007.

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‘The Hellbound Heart’, Clive Barker (Dark Harvest, 1986) – REVIEW

The Hellbound Heart logo.pngI wanted to make a start with my book reviews for Retrollection.net, so that there was a good all round summary of the type of things we were going to talk about in the blog (so forgive me, momentarily, if the current contents of the categories seems a bit thinly spread.. ..I will be adding more and more to the blog as we continue). It also gives me the perfect opportunity to discuss not only one of my favourite novels but also one of my favourite authors.
The Hellbound Heart’ was first published by Dark Harvest in 1986 in the third volume of their ‘Night Visions’ anthology.

It is a short horror novella (almost, but not quite, gothic), only 128 pages long; notorious for its content  and for being the basis of the 1987 movie ‘Hellraiser’ and subsequent franchises.

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