November 1, 2009

at Sunday, November 01, 2009 Labels: Posted by Billy

Set in the near future, THE ROAD is a story about a father and son
traveling through the bleak, post-apocalyptic world. In the ash
covered earth they struggle scavenging for food and avoiding
cannibalistic nomads, all while trying to keep their wits and humanity

Cormac's writing style simultaneously paints a hopeless world and
shows the loving bond between father and son. The ash covered
landscapes, toxic air, endless gray skies, constant threat of being
hunted, and sparse scraps of food tests the pair's will to survive.
While reading the novel, I often questioned whether it would be better
for them to die.

This is indeed a great novel; not one that will cheer you up on a
rainy day but move you with intricate emotions. It is a powerful story
with a deep writing style. I intend to keep this on my bookshelf for the
rest of my life.