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The Road

Title: The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition))
Author: Cormac Mccarthy
Year First Published: 2008
Page Count: 304
Synopsis: 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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Don't read this if your on any psychotropic medications. It is a depressing and abysmal read, but alas one you won't put down if "love conquers all" appeals to you. The characters are well-developed and loveable, but you have no hope.

Gordy3370
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Great read! Picked "The Road" up on a Thursday and finished it in three days.

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