Wednesday 16 December 2020

The Road by Cormac McCarthy - A Review


Hello everyone!!

Today we are reviewing The Road by Cormac McCarthy which was originally published in 2006.

I don't know what to say about this book. One thing that is certain is that I liked it. 
It's a post apocalyptic novel where we follow a father and his son as they walk down the road towards the south. We don't know what caused the apocalypse or where exactly they are. We only know that they need to survive and go to the coast. 
We get to observe their relationship developing through time and through the problems they face. It is well written and in a different kind of way.

Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads:
The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son’s fight to survive.
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

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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