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The Road

  • Author: Cormac McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9780307267450
  • Format: ebook
  • Start: 2023-05-06
  • Finish: 2023-05-10

The Road is a post-apocalyptic story of a father and son travelling in search of a safer place to live. It details their experience along the road through a series of vignettes. The writing style is interesting and difficult to get into. There are no chapter breaks, no quotation marks, and very few dialogue tags, making it somewhat difficult to follow. Once I got used to the style though, his descriptions are incredible. McCarthy is able to impart visceral reactions to the world the characters find themselves living in. There’s a lot to think about in this book, but I was somewhat frustrated with the end. Without spoilers, I’ll say there is a decent chunk of foreshadowing that isn’t satisfied in my opinion. This book is very different from what I normally read, but I liked it.