Friday, June 13, 2008

The Road

I realize that reading about a post-nuclear war world is not everyone's idea of an enjoyable time, but Cormac McCarthy's The Road is extraordinarily good and even uplifting. It is a tale of a father's effort to protect his young son and maintain decency amid a whirlwind of madness and cruelty. Beautifully written. Absolutely outstanding.


Anonymous said...

My book club read this one. I got to the part where the child said he wanted to be with his mom and I had to stop reading it. Way too sad to get through for me. But I hear it ends on a note of hope.

Michael Wade said...

I know what you mean. It has some real wrenching moments. The ending, however, is not sugar-sweet but is as good as it was going to get. There is hope.

Eclecticity said...

I bet you read all of Oprah's books don't you Michael? ;-)

Well thanks for the recommendation. I've added it to the 57 pages of my wish list at Amazon.

I am a sick little puppy, but I always have LOTs to choose from.