The Road by Cormac McCarthy

We will discuss The Road by Cormac McCarthy on Tuesday, October 10

A searing, post apocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.

1 comment:

  1. McCarthy is a master of revealing only enough--you don't know the events that led up to the situation in the book, but you can guess and you don't even know for certain what's going to happen at the end. What matters is not so much how these people ended up on the road or where it finally ends, but how they manage on the way.