Arts Cormac McCarthy For President
posted by April 16 at 13:30 PMon
Over at GalleyCat, they’ve got the list of Pulitzer Prize book winners up, and, oh, man, Cormac McCarthy has won the Pulitzer Prize for The Road. Now, don’t get me wrong, I really do think that The Road is a great novel, but: America, how are you feeling? Apocalypse much? Why didn’t anyone go this crazy over McCarthy’s last novel, No Country For Old Men? All that book got was a Coen brothers adaptation.
In other Pulitzer news, it’s not a bad year as far as the Pulitzers go: the non-fiction winners all look pretty good, and The Echo Maker, which was on the shortlist for fiction, is a pretty astounding novel, but apparently not even Powers could stop the juggernaut that is Cormac McCarthy’s charred dystopic husk of Future America. We should reserve the Oscar for the upcoming movie. The end is nigh!