I just saw that Cormac McCarthy's incredible, acclaimed novel The Road is being made into a film starring Viggo Mortensen. I couldn't be more thrilled with this casting. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/ For anyone who hasn't read McCarthy (I'm a huge fan going way back), he's got a very distinctive style, compared most closely to Faulkner. I think The Road is one of his most brilliant works. I'm not alone, it won the Pulitzer Prize. A brief synopsis from IMDB: His writing is universally grim, almost beyond endurance. I hated some of his books but had to marvel at them, while others remain so beloved to me that I proudly display them on their own shelf in my library, and named my first labrador retriever after the main character in All The Pretty Horses, which is one of my 5 favorite books ever. Despite the terrifying bleakness and depiction of terrible remorseless evil which is a cornerstone of his work he manages, at times, to be absolutely soul-wrenchingly touching as well. McCarthy is not for the faint of heart and though I didn't see the film No Country For Old Men, from reading the reviews, I got the impression that those who hadn't read McCarthy didn't really "get" the film. Would love to discuss any and all of McCarthy's work - including The Road - and the upcoming film!