I was going to write about a different book at this point, but last night I sat down and started reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy and could put it down, I read the whole book cover to cover in one sitting!
This book is so not my typical read, set in a postapocalyptic America, there is something almost sci-fi about. However, it is the relationships between the father and son that I found totally captivating. Throughout their journey I found myself feeling a part of the struggles and hardships that they were living through. I also found myself petrified that they wouldn’t make it to their destination.
The writing style is very interesting and the lack of some punctuation points seemed very appropriate for the to of the book. In a setting full of emptiness, the emptiness on the page made complete sense to me.
I wonder how the movie is going to be? I think it will be very interesting, and dark.
I would definitely recommend this book. I realize that this book has received much praise, winning a Pulitzer Prize and being a part of Oprah’s book club, so if you haven’t read it already because of these reasons, read it because I assure you it will not disappoint.