by Cormac McCarthy
A father and son walk through a postapocalyptic world in this sombre survival tale. All that sustains them is their love for each other.
I haven't seen the film version, but I'm sure that it can't compare with McCarthy's spare, masterful prose. The reader is drawn completely into the story, experiencing every heartbreaking moment, made all the more horrific when captured in your own mind. Actually viewing it onscreen may dilute its power.