I find it difficult to rate this book by Cormac McCarthy as throughout I was waiting for the development that never happened. Having said that however it was for some inexplicable reason compelling.
This book was amazing. I now wish I had read it instead of listening, just so it would last longer. It was dark and disturbing for sure, but I can honestly say this is one of the best books I have read in years.
I don't understand the hype about this book. It was extremely difficult to get through. I started listening to this book several months ago and only got through an hour before giving up on it. Then I found out that it was an "Oprah's Book Club" selection, so I decided to give it another listen. It was just as I had remembered. Dull, with no plot. A man and a boy wandering. What is their purpose? Where are they going? If you have kids, you know how they like to ask annoying questions and whine. And that's all this boy does the entire book. "Where are we going? Are they the bad guys? What are we going to eat? I'm cold. Why can't I come with you?" Please use your money to get another audio book from this site. There are plenty of fine ones.
This may be one of the best books written in the past 30 years. You have the good the bad and the evil. Good is close, touching and very personal. Bad is not all that bad, just uncomfortable. Evil is as bad as it gets. A must read/listen.
A view like many of the post apocalyptic novels of the past, but seeming more real. With a full measure of despair I was pleased to finally have a Josh Logan ending with a glimmer of hope for mankind in the end. It is a thought provoking read.
Absolutely! I would listen to this book again and again. As a superlative piece of writing, The Road is multi-layered, and on each subsequent exposure it reveals nuances not seen in a previous reading (or listening).
The mutual love and caring protection between father and son, played out against the background of a devastated and dying world, is hauntingly sad. The terrible flaw in human kind that brings about complete devastation (probably of the entire planet) and a horrible descent into an inhuman and cannabalistic existance is poignantly juxtaposed against the beautiful spirit of humanity at it finest.
Cormack McCarthy skillfully evokes the nightmare of social collapse while shining a spotlight on what extraordinary heights we could achieve through love. McCarthy is a great writer.
Grim. Insightful. Thought-provoking.
The relationship and trust between the boy and his father is beautifully described and felt in the midst of a dark and gruesome world.
Great visualization of the struggle.
There is a scene where they enter a house, but it's not just a house, and the basement door is locked. Could it be food . . .
I am ledgon
This book provided me with a great deal of entertainment.