I can’t get ‘The Road’ out of my head

I’ve been on a bit of a Cormac McCarthy kick of late, working through Blood Meridian, No Country for Old Men, and now The Road. It’s completely fantastic, telling the story of a boy and his father struggling their way across a post-apocalyptic landscape, questing for food and safety in a world turned barbaric. It’s also very grim. I had nightmares while I was reading it, but at the same time I couldn’t put it down. If you fancy a stroll through a post apocalyptic landscape bereft of hope, I can’t think of a better book to recommend.

How’s that for a sales pitch 😉 Seriously though, the book is fantastic so long as you know what you’re getting into and appreciate it for what it is.

0 thoughts on “I can’t get ‘The Road’ out of my head

  1. Drew says:

    A well timed post as I just finished my latest book 2 nights ago and had nothing to read last night.
    I will check the library for this.

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  2. Kirsten says:

    If it’s any consolation, I read it many years ago and it is out of my head. I completely forget every aspect of the book aside from the fact that I enjoyed it.

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