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The Road - Cormac McCarthy
The Road
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NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNERNational Book Critic's Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time,... show more
NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNERNational Book Critic's Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307476302 (0307476308)
Publisher: Vintage International
Pages no: 284
Edition language: English
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
3.5 Review: The Road
Listen up, people. The author of this book has sent his story to us back through time to help us prepare for the coming apocalypse. His message is this: After the apocalypse there will be no more quotation marks. Commas and apostrophes will be in short supply. Periods will outlast them all. Ple...
anatarouca
anatarouca rated it
4.0 A Estrada
Este é um best-seller que ganhou o prestigiado Pulitzer Prize, um livro muito bem escrito mas penoso de se ler. Apesar de difícil, doloroso, por estarmos perante um mundo pós-apocalipse em que um cataclismo impreciso devastou a terra, o ambiente, os animais, a humanidade e a civilização, onde tudo s...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 The Road
4.5 starsIf you find yourself being to happy and upbeat and need to tone it down, read this book. It's end of the world survival. The main characters are a man and his very young son. Some of the scenes are devastating and heartbreaking. It's very well-written. I had loads of feels. I hung on ...
Koala-ty Books
Koala-ty Books rated it
4.0 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Book: The book was worded so that it felt as if you were standing there a silent witness to the whole journey. A witness that had no influence but a feeling of helplessness wishing and wanting to provide something, anything for them. It was beautifully written, the words were perfected so that y...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
3.0 #TheRoad: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
Dante's hell has more hope than you're going to find in The Road. At least Dante made it out. My daughter was assigned The Road by her high school Lit teacher, so I'm reading it along with her. I'm glad I did, because there is a lot we'll need to talk about. It's the most dreary, dark, and dep...
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