.. to Cormac McCarthy. Debbie and I just watched his play The Sunset Limited with Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones. Jackson has just saved Jones from throwing himself in front of a subway train -- the Sunset Express -- and brought him back to his apartment. Jackson is an ex-con who is now deeply religious and feels he has been brought into contact with Jones for a reason. Jones is a professor who has concluded that the world and life are utterly void of meaning. They talk, and their conversation is intense.
I still think The Road is a lousy novel, but The Sunset Limited is both riveting and moving.
Here's a review: 'The Sunset Limited': Is Tommy Lee Jones' HBO film the greatest Cormac McCarthy adaptation?