Cormac McCarthy is one of the USA's most important literary novelists. "The Road" has been hailed by critics as a masterpiece. This novel paints a bleak vision of a post-apocalyptic America; a land where no hope remains. A man and his son walk alone towards the coast, and this is the moving story of their journey. "The Road" is an unflinching ...
Cormac McCarthy is one of the USA's most important literary novelists. "The Road" has been hailed by critics as a masterpiece. This novel paints a bleak vision of a post-apocalyptic America; a land where no hope remains. A man and his son walk alone towards the coast, and this is the moving story of their journey. "The Road" is an unflinching exploration of human behavior - from ultimate destructiveness to extreme tenderness. Cormac McCarthy has written ten novels, including "Blood Meridian" and the "Border Trilogy" series. He has previously won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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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.
Oct 18, 2012
i thought this book was interesting and an attention grasper.
Sep 13, 2012
A brutal compelling read
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.
May 31, 2012
Read the book
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.
Feb 24, 2011
this is a really good book I really liked it ummmmmmm you should too
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