The RoadUnknown - 2006
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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The Road is a National Book Award winner that presents a survival account of a father and son duo who are just trying to stay alive in an ash laden, scavenger full, post-apocalyptic wasteland. It is a literary classic with a pervading atmosphere of desolation that is equally poetic and haunting.... Read More »
A literary classic from the masterful Cormac McCarthy in which a father & son trek across a dangerous, ruined world. McCarthy builds an atmosphere of desolation with poetic subtlety.
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So many people rate this highly, but I just couldn't appreciate a graphic depiction of a post apocalyptic America. Maybe it was my state of mind but when I read, I don't want something dead depressing no matter how well written.
A boy and his father struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic United States.
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