Mad Max World

Henry Farrell has posted a fascinating email exchange with China Mieville about Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, which I bought ages ago but haven’t gotten to yet. A snippet:

CM – It’ll be interesting to see where he goes next. It’ll be quite hard to step back from this, back to another pre-Apocalypse moment, however conceived. Perhaps a drawing-room comedy…

I mean, didn’t you think the roasted baby was just, y’know, a little bit camp?

Go there for the more serious parts of the discussion. (Via Niall.)

2 thoughts on “Mad Max World”

  1. Yeah–I mean, in the context of the book, there’s nothing campy about it. I have to think China’s going just a little out of his way to be entertaining.

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