Friday, July 22, 2011

Book #32 - The Road

The Road
Cormac McCarthy

Blurb: Unfolding in a terrifying future where Armageddon has been waged and lost, The Road traces the odyssey of a father and his young son through a desolate landscape of devastation and danger. (From Goodreads)

Opening Sentence: "When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of night he'd reach out and touch the child sleeping beside him."

Length:Medium - 241 pages

Notes: I'd had this book on my "to-read" list for quite some time.  I wish I wouldn't have waited so long to read it!  At first, I didn't think I was going to like it.  The short, choppy paragraphs kind of bothered me (no actual chapters) and at first, I felt like the story was going nowhere.  We were walking down the road, watching out for the bad people.  We got really hungry, then found some food.  Then we were walking down the road again, and ran out of food again. Then found some more food.  But then, somewhere in there, I totally got sucked into this book.  I found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading, and trying to find a spare minute here and there to pick it up and read it.  I was completely engrossed in it.  It ended up being one of my favorite books that I have read lately.  There were a couple of disturbing parts in it, though.  And I was left feeling kind of hanging at the end.  If I would have gotten a little more closure from the ending, this would have been a 5 star book. 

Random quote: “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”

Recommend: yes

Have you read this book? Share your feelings!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I read this like 5 years ago, and also was bothered by the format at first, but then as it went on - it didnt' bother me at all.