Find Your Next Favorite Book
Save up to $6
Our Money-Back Guarantee

The Road

by

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged, nuclear landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $2.92
Collectible from  $1.99
Alternate from  $5.00

Show Alternate Editions
Change currency

Reviews of The Road

Overall customer rating: 4.307
Rance V

Great Book That Breaks The Mold

by Rance V on Apr 10, 2013

This read is considered by many a great work in the genre of "Epic Prose Poetry." I don't like that consideration. I think this is great fiction with commentary over many religious and secular issues. Not to mention the story itself is quite compelling. Read this book.

Luis

the raoad

by Luis on Oct 18, 2012

i thought this book was interesting and an attention grasper.

Swede

A brutal compelling read

by Swede on Sep 13, 2012

Not to be read by anyone who is depressed. This will send him over the edge. It's dark, but compelling reading. The world has been scorched by some unknown force for a long time.No food production, no electricity, no police, ... every man for himself. A boy and his father make their way to the coast, dodging roving gangs who capture and eat people to survive. Nothing specifically repelling or horrific (ala Stephen King, say) but a continuing unrelenting darknesss of scenery. Long abandoned towns, farms, A resourceful father trying to save his son. A compelling read with no fun in it.

Read more...
gramcracker

Read the book

by gramcracker on May 31, 2012

The book was in good condition. The story was very good. It was slightly depressing but that was the nature of the plot. Told with good detail.

droldham

outstanding example of McCarthy's talent

by droldham on Dec 5, 2011

i have yet to be disappointed reading Cormac McCarthy.

Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about The Road

Book Napakin

Depressing or heartening?

I have friends who tell me that the Road is depressing, wife threatens murder/suicide pact with the cats after reading, etc. because of how bleak The Road is. But I thought it was fairly uplifting in a defiant sort of way. The father is determined to keep a spark of humanity alive rather than just ... Read more

8 replies »
Last: 2010-08-06 21:08:24.767
Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!