So many good suggestions in here.. Since I started this thread, I've probably read about 40 of the books in here. I'm currently on book 11 in the Joe Pickett Series, I'm really enjoying it. The Road was great, but apparently, I'm too stupid for Blood Meridian. It' the only book I've ever read, that I just could not get into..
In addition to the books on this thread, I recently read The Stand, by Stephen King. It's an absolute must read. My favorite book ever.
laws yes, M O O N that spells great book.
if you liked"the stand" I would recommend"swan song" by robert r mcammon
another in the same tradition is called "FIRE" by Alan Rogers