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The road

by McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Sad. Scary

A terrifying dystopia. It'smercifully short - too much more would be just too depressing and overkill - as happens to several individuals. McCarthy quickly and skillfully builds his world and offers just enough hope to keep you reading of a man and his desperate quest to save his son when even his wife has given in and gone with the majority.


Chilling and very well done. I was sufficiently terrified while reading it...

Bleak, desolate, and excellent

As a lover of post-apocalyptic tales this book was one of the better books I've read. From plot to the language to the typesetting every facet of this book is crafted to make the reader actually FEEL the desolation, isolation, and hopelessness of a world in which nothing grows and humans exist in cannibalistic blood-cults or by sheer luck.

As is so often the case the movie fails miserably to recreate the tortured inner monologue of a father who is asking his son to buy in to a future that he himself cannot. For those of you, like me, who saw the movie first, do yourself a favor and read the book.

cold and dead

I read this book one fall here in Michigan while all the leaves were decaying, the weather was getting colder, and the sun was disappearing sooner. Maybe the best time of year to read this book as it so closely parallels the environment this father and son travel through.

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