The Road

Paperback, 306 pages

English language

Published April 26, 2010 by Picador USA, imusti.

ISBN:
9780330513005
OCLC Number:
690559102

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4 stars (11 reviews)

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. --back cover

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Too bleak for me

1 star

I badly wanted to like this, but honestly, I couldn't actually finish it. I skipped to the end after I'd read about a third of it. It was so bleak, and the world it was in was so awful, I just could not continue and I've had no urge to return to it. I'm sure it's well-written and all, it just isn't for me.

La Carretera: una obra fundamental.

5 stars

He descubierto a Cormac McCarthy. Acabo de leer su obra cumbre, La Carretera, y vaya si me ha calado. Por su estilo, directo, poético, duro y bello, que me gusta mucho y que me resulta afín y ameno. Pero también por su temática, que me parece fundamental. ¿De qué trata? Para mí trata del sentido de la vida para nuestra generación, época de Cultura del Shock y cúlmen de la Sociedad del Espectáculo. Cualquiera que tenga mis casi cincuenta, más si está criando a un hijo, se habrá sentido de una forma íntima, difícil de explicar, una o muchas veces, en esa carretera que recorren los protagonistas del libro, en la que uno busca un futuro para él y para los suyos, un rayo de sol en un mundo en apariencia gris, decadente e inseguro, que amenaza en convertirse en ceniza de una manera más o menos literal, según el …

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5 stars

brilliantly written. the book never focuses on things that do not matter to the story- we are never told what happened that destroyed the world (though there are clues), we never get the names of the father and son... these things don't matter. what does matter - shockingly, given the bleak world they inhabit - is love, faith, persistence, and honesty. loved this book.

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