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by Cormac McCarthy
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theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it 3 months ago
Post-apocalyptic stories are predictions of the future of "what ifs" the world is turn upside down and throw in some characters and see what they will do. Cormac McCarthy's take on The Road is so much about a man and his son (nameless) do when they are thrown in a situation that can lead to life or ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 9 months ago
(Original Review, 2006-09-30)“Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were verm...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 2 years ago
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...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 years ago
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...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 3 years ago
Meh, I don't have a lot to say about this one. I found it a bit anticlimatic and simplistic. The writing style bugged the heck out of me. There are not any full sentences and very little grammar and punctuation. The Road is set in a dystopian setting, a man and his boy are left trying to survive,...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 3 years ago
My friend, Michael, proclaimed Cormac McCarthy as being the most beautiful writer America has ever produced. Perhaps so. Michael is, after all, an English teacher, so he should know about this kind of stuff. I, on the other hand, was always labeled as an English retard in school: I only read at half...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 3 years ago
Synopsis: The 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 dar...
asandwich
asandwich rated it 3 years ago
My initial impressions of The Road were not great. In fact, by page ten or so, I was convinced that I wouldn’t enjoy this book: the prose felt well and truly overcooked and the lack of quotation marks irked me because it added unnecessary confusion to the dialogue. Fortunately, before long, the writ...
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