July 28, 2017

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

the roadI haven’t seen the film, so I’m coming to the book cold. I first heard about The Road as a book my book group had read before I joined.

Wow – what a tale.

Left with about a million questions at the end, I can see exactly why it got the Pulitzer.

The Road is the story of the day to day life of a man and his son in a post-acopolypse America. We don’t find out what happened, but most things are now burnt, and most people are now dead. They are travelling to the sea, again we’re not exactly sure why and I had a sneaking suspicion it was based on the – let’s head somewhere, otherwise we might as well die.

On the road they meet all kinds of other survivors, and live a world of scavenging and distrust.

It’s quite fascinating, and is really a look into what makes a human, rather than a sci-fi end of the world fantasy.

I very much recommend it.

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