Then by Julie Myerson set in LONDON... It was 9.22, the moment when everything stopped. First there was the burning air, then came the darkness, the fire, and finally the frost. Now, in a frozen, wasted London, a woman - uncertain even of her own name - is fighting to stay alive....
And I'm halfway through Extinction Point by Paul Antony Jones, which is about a woman called Emily who seems to be the last person alive after a mysterious event wipes out the rest of the human race. After spending a few days alone in a deserted New York City Emily comes to believe she might not be alone after all, and sets off on a journey through a vastly changed America.
I've also read The Passage and The Twelve and enjoyed them both, waiting for the next one now.
Have you tried A Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier? That one is also about a young woman who seems to be the only person left alive.
"Into the Forest", "Alas, Babylon", "Earth Abides", "A Gift Upon the Shore", "The Old Man and the Wasteland" - I could go on all day If you search a dystopian/post-apocalyptic book on Amazon then follow the list of "people also bought" or "books like this" thing down the page, you will find all sorts of weird and wonderful suggestions. Also, if you search "Megapack" they have them in lots of genres including Apocalypse. Or even just search for "Apocalypse" - there are lots of really good anthologies out there with EOTW stories in them just waiting for you I could be here all night suggesting stuff - it's a big popular genre!
Remus Did you not admire the way I have refrained from recommending Cloud Atlas on this thread? Of course its dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories are exceptionally good and it's a tragedy that you still haven't read them but I think OP would be happier with a book completely devoted to a post-apocalyptic story.
In the country of last things by Paul Auster. No zombies or vampires, promise. It's a post apocalyptic novel though but good, and surprisingly similar to the Road. It predates it, it was written in the 1980's somewhere.
Oh gods, don't get Cote started on Cloud Atlas, whatever you do!
Valium - dp and I also had a huge difference of opinion about The Road. he thought it was a work of genius and I thought it was a poor relation to The Stand, which added little if anything to the genre and had a cop out ending. It left me cold tbh.
Jim Crace 'The Pest House' is okay. He's a bit sentimental in places though and a bit slapdash in others.