The Road is a great book about a man and his son as they make their way down to the south, to warmer land. Along their way they have to face challenges such as hunger, and must hide from people that may just try to eat them. It is a disturbing book about the way that things could happen at the end of the world, at a time were very few are left to survive. I enjoy the author’s style, the way that speech is not set off by quotation marks but rather seems to melt right in with the rest of the story. The beginning at first is confusing, but as the story goes on, more details are added that show the reader exactly how cruel the world that the characters are living in really is. It is a book of survival, and it finds a place deep in the reader’s heart of the hardships a young boy must face with a father that never gives up.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
December 2, 2009