The Road

The Road

Book - 2007
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In a post-apocalyptic America, a father and his son travel to the coast even though they don't know what they will find when they get there. They have nothing but a pistol, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food, and each other.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2007], c2006
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed. --
ISBN: 9780307387899
Branch Call Number: FIC McCar 3567
Characteristics: 287 p. --


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booksarefriends Nov 01, 2009

a horrifing read. it was so haunting i had vivd nightmares after reading it for about a week! sooo sad too. i have never read another book like it before.

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Oct 04, 2017

Great book.
I will read this again sometime.

JCLMattC Oct 03, 2017

Bleak and resounding. Each page has fallen into disarray just like the world the characters now occupy. If you like post-apocalyptic dramas, you’ll like this. Be warned, though, much of the standard grammatical organization has been thrown out in favor of a more stripped-down, desolate style.

Aug 23, 2017

I have never read a book written like this. Quick read that kept me interested the entire time. Yes, it is a little dark, but I did not feel it was depressing.

Jul 02, 2017

For me, the story shows the worst of man (violence, cannibalism) and the best which is the father's tenderness and fierce love his son and how desperate circumstances affect everyone differently. I hope we never have to experience what happens in this post-apocalyptic scenario.

It should be a must read for whomever has the proverbial finger on the button.

Jun 23, 2017

Super easy and fast to read, but the story will stick with you much longer! I enjoyed the fact that the characters remain unnamed throughout the story. It allows readers to focus on the story instead of worrying about who the characters are or what happened to bring them to the current state they are in. Well deserving of the PULITZER PRIZE!

May 28, 2017

The most depressing novel I have ever read. Bleak and beautiful. Read it, then go for a walk in the sunshine (or eat some ice cream, or find something to laugh about, et cetera).

May 22, 2017

Fantastic read from beginning to end!

Andrew Kyle Bacon
Aug 12, 2016

A powerful look at not only the bond between a father and son, but also the need to push forward and "be the good guys." This book will leave you feeling gutted, much like a fish removed from its stream, but at the same time expected to continue living and feeling a range of emotion. This book is painful and hurts, but it is a more powerful book because of it.

AL_JEREMIAH Aug 09, 2016

A post-apocalyptic tale, more like a fable, that follows a man and his young son on their journey through a barren wasteland to the sea. Most of the world has been destroyed by an unmentioned disaster, leaving only ashes and death. Along the way, the man and the boy struggle for survival and encounter many horrific sights and people. The book is written in a minimalist style, with sentence fragments and no quotation marks. It’s a masterful mix of suspense, horror, beauty, despair, and hope. It’s received some of the highest praise and awards, and is established as a modern classic.

Jul 26, 2016

One of 'the good ones.' Thank you Cormac McCarthy.

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AL_SUSANW Oct 08, 2016

So many people rate this highly, but I just couldn't appreciate a graphic depiction of a post apocalyptic America. Maybe it was my state of mind but when I read, I don't want something dead depressing no matter how well written.

Jul 19, 2014

A boy and his father struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic United States.

Apr 14, 2010

Pulitzer Prize, Oprah's Book club, apocalypse, cannibalism, fathers and sons, Nuclear war, survival, hard to read


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Aug 22, 2014

Violence: Mild. A man is shot in the head, some injuries.


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