Monday, July 20, 2009

The Road

From the same author that brought us No Country for Old Men, comes a terrifying tale of a father and son surviving the best way they know how. With only a pistol, shopping cart, tarp and each other, they make their way in the dark and deathly cold, ashen terrain to the coast where they hope to find something better than what they’ve seen thus far. In The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, America is no longer. There is no food – living or dead, just the charred remains of what used to be.

McCarthy is masterful in drawing the reader into the desolate wasteland – the reader walks along with father and son as they trudge through the snow wearing boots made out of pieces of blankets and tarpaulin. Your gut will surely feel uneasy during the times when there is simply no joy to speak of. Then at times, your heart will balloon as a father brings along his son with such tenderness in the direst of circumstances.

The Road is a must read. It is a quick read, yet abounds with suspense that builds with every page turned. You will not be able to put this book down.

1 comment:

  1. Perfect timing, Maya. I just finished a book this morning! Thanks.