Heartbreaking

The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy

Started/Finished Reading:
April 27, 2013 – May 02, 20113

2013-07-14 14.23.21

“You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.”

In “The Road” a boy and his father lurch across the cold, wretched, wet, corpse-strewn, ashen landscape of a post-apocalyptic world. The imagery is brutal even by Cormac McCarthy’s high standards for despair. This parable is also trenchant and terrifying, written with stripped-down urgency and fueled by the force of a universal nightmare. “The Road” would be pure misery if not for its stunning, savage beauty.

– The Road Through Hell, Paved With Desperation by Janet Maslin at NY Times. Continue reading here.

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