Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Vintage Book, 2006

The Road is the type of book that just can't wait to finish and tell someone else about.

The writing is fantastic. There are not chapter and almost zero direct dialoge. And the story is brilliant and flows naturally. You can easily finish the book in a morning (I did).

Unfortunately, The Road also is the type of story that you can't really convey to someone in words.

You, see The Road is all about the relationship between a son and his father in a post apocalyptic world, seeking, without much hope, something to cling to other than themselves.

Think Wilson and Tom Hanks in Castaway. Except the son provides the emotion while the father provides what's necessary.

The reader has no idea what happened to this world and how many people are left. What is clear is that there isn't much life left, and the remaining people are starving, being eaten or eating other people.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone. It's a quick, unforgettable read.
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