The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy
April 27, 2013 – May 02, 20113
“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.