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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:33 am
Finally, an Oprah book I’ve read!
Posted by: Keir Graff

Oprah’s latest book club choice? Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

“It’s unlike anything I’ve ever chosen as a book club selection before because it’s post-apocalyptic. (It is) Very unusual for me to select this book, but it’s fascinating,” Winfrey said.

I can’t wait for the interview.

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4 Responses to “Finally, an Oprah book I’ve read!”
  1. maggie Says:

    Now that’s my “pick something a little less safe” girl! Glad to see Oprah coming out of the Frey. ;D

  2. Keir Says:

    First Faulkner, now this? I think she might lose a few people–the Faulkner books didn’t sell the way her other picks have–but I’m ready to join the club.

  3. maggie Says:

    Faulkner is like peddling used shoes.

    I’m just glad she didn’t pick Everyman by Roth. Can you imagine the conversation as Roth spits his atheism? Half her audience would walk out.

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