Reader Review: Got a copy of this book in a local bookstore last month, though it took me 3 days to finish it. It's a simple book that involves a dad and his son quest in life. This novel is applicable in daily life as it captures relatable moments between father and son . Highly recommended gift for dads during Fathers' Day.
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The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.
A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.
The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.
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|Title of eBook: The Road|
|Release Date: 03-20-2007|
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|Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
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When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him. Nights dark beyond darkness and the days more gray each one than what had gone before. Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the world. His hand rose and fell softly with each precious breath. He pushed away the plastic tarpaulin and raised himself in the stinking robes and blankets and looked toward the east for any light but there was none. In the dream from which he'd wakened he had wandered in a cave where the child led him by the hand. Their light playing over the wet flowstone walls. Like pilgrims in a fable swallowed up and lost among the inward parts of some granitic beast. Deep stone flues where the water dripped and sang. Tolling in the silence the minutes of the earth and the hours and the days of it and the years without cease. Until they stood in a great stone room where lay a black and ancient lake. And on the far shore a creature that raised its dripping mouth from the rimstone pool and stared into the light with eyes dead white and sightless as the eggs of spiders. It swung its head low over the water as if to take the scent of what it could not see. Crouching there pale and naked and translucent, its alabaster bones cast up in shadow on the rocks behind it. Its bowels, its beating heart. The brain that pulsed in a dull glass bell. It swung its head from side to side and then gave out a low moan and turned and lurched away and loped soundlessly into the dark.
With the first gray light he rose and left the boy sleeping and walked out to the road and squatted and studied the country to the south. Barren, silent, godless. He thought
Title: The Road
Average Customer Review:
Number of Comments: 3 Rating(s) 3 Review(s)
4 of 9 people found the following eBook Review Helpful
This novel is set in a world where some unspecifie
May 13, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Hayling Island, Hampshire GB
This novel is set in a world where some unspecified apocalyptic disaster has destroyed most life. The relatively few human survivors have largely reverted to barbarism in their struggle to keep alive. A boy and his father journey through the dead landscape, constantly in fear, constantly threatened. Cormac McCarthy pares sentences down, and restricts his vocabulary, to intensify the feeling of menace. The work is unremittingly harrowing - I doubt anyone would "enjoy" it in any conventional sense of "enjoy". It leaves a powerful impression in the mind.
Child's Book Written For Adults
May 29, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from Davao, Philippines
Got a copy of this book in a local bookstore last month, though it took me 3 days to finish it. It's a simple book that involves a dad and his son quest in life. This novel is applicable in daily life as it captures relatable moments between father and son . Highly recommended gift for dads during Fathers' Day.
March 9, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from New England, USA
A decent post apocalyptic book, The Road was kind of difficult for me to get through. I find that McCarthy's characteristic lack of punctuation become slightly annoying to me and I feel that this preoccupation may have hindered my enjoyment of the novel itself. If you can get past his particular choices, the story is a good read.
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