Read The Road

image Last week I read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.  It’s a novel about a father and son trying to survive in some kind of post-apocalyptic world.  It’s not clear what the apocalypse was but it’s made the world miserable.  The writing style is pretty unusual, which from what I hear is the way McCarthy writes all his books.  I don’t want to spoil anything from the book for you but rather just share I thought it was an awesome book and I’m looking forward to the upcoming movie adaptation (Viggo Mortensen plays the main dude).  Even those of you who aren’t so big on reading (Dave) should check the book out because it’s a pretty gripping and touching narrative.  It’s pretty bleak though, so not for the faint of heart.  Somehow it ended up on Oprah’s Book List.  Don’t let that dissuade you, even if her reading club is often full of utter garbage and harmfully ignorant tripe.


nate are said...

Isn't that the greatest book? One of my all-time favorite lines is in that book, from one of the early chapters..."each was the other's world entire" or something similar. read more MacCormac. I've only read No Country for Old Men, but it was equally excellent, and critics do nothing but praise the man. I plan more.

nate are said...


as loathe as i am to say this...i've read two books from Oprah's list (The Road and 100 Years of Solitude) and both have been truly excellent. Maybe she's got someone decent picking her books for her.

nate are said...

er, McCarthy. not MacCormac. it's late. Sundays are my mondays. that's my excuse.

Jackson said...

Tell me more about your obsession with Oprah.

But really - I want to check out No Country (I still haven't seen the movie either) and the 100 Years of Solitude. I've heard it's good from a lot of people.