Recently I was fortunate enough to be passed an amazing book by Cormac McCarthy, the author of No Country for Old Men. His latest book, The Road, centers around a father and son’s journey through a post-apocalyptic world. Honestly, this book is one of the best I have ever read. It weaves a tale of survival and compassion under the most strenuous of circumstances.
The book takes place in a world which has been ravaged by war or some type of natural disaster, and this leads me to my only criticism of the book, which is that I was left wanting more! The circumstances which lead to the decaying world in which the story is set is what interested me most. I also found that the setting for the story helps immerse the reader in a frightening and unknown world, much as the characters themselves see the world around them.
I do not want to give too much away about the book overall, as I don’t want to ruin it for any of you who may be reading it or are thinking of reading it. What I can say is that it was an excellent read, and a poignant tale about the inherent goodness all of man-kind has inside. My only hope is that it doesn’t take a ruined world, like the world of The Road to bring this goodness out in all of us.
If you have read the book please leave us a comment and let us know what your thoughts on this novel are!… just try not to give too much away for those who haven’t read it yet!