Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Oprah's new pick: 'The Road'

Oprah picks Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'

NEW YORK - Before Wednesday, few could have imagined the names "
Oprah Winfrey" and "Cormac McCarthy" appearing in the same sentence.

McCarthy, one of the country's most revered and press-shy authors — a man only slightly more accessible than J.D. Salinger — will give his first ever television interview, lured by the long arm of Winfrey, publishing's biggest hit-maker and a media superstar.

I have to say that I'm more than a little surprised by this. It's so ... dark. And he's really going to do her show.

It is good news for an author who deserves some attention and respect. I'm actually reading 'Blood Meridian' right now. And it's no lighter than 'The Road or 'Suttree' so far.

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