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The Road (book)

170 Ratings: 2.8
Cormac McCarthy's epic about a father and son who must survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

   The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed … see full wiki

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Genre: Horror, Apocalypse, Science Fiction
Publisher: Knopf, Vintage
Date Published: (September 26, 2006)
53 reviews about The Road (book)
review by . January 17, 2007
I don't know what the hype was about this book. It is a very short book (230 thin pages that could easily be read in one sitting), which may explain why you are waiting for something to happen and then you are at the end before you know it and nothing does happen.    After some sort of world holocost a father and his son wander around whatever is left just trying to survive while trying to avoid cannibalistic "bad people." Occasionaly the father remembers his dead wife (she committed …
review by . December 28, 2006
This book has been one of the most memorable and touching experiences I have ever had while escaping into the world of literature. The Road is an apocalyptic story like I have never read before, so stark and real I felt shivers upon opening the book. I was hungry for more words but at the same time I felt heaviness and sadness for the fate of the man and his son. We never learn their names or ages, we don't know where they are and what they like to do nor who they really are. All the personal differences …
review by . November 11, 2006
Cormac McCarthy has a way with words. His sentences are fragments, his punctuation is minimal. His placement of conversation on a page is as spare as the feelings that initiate it and it is offered without character identification or quotation marks. He has a gift for making landscapes visual, for describing events in the most succinct way that it is only after passing over a paragraph that the thunder strikes. Cormac McCarthy is a powerful writer.    THE ROAD is a bleak novel, …
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