The Road

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy
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Reviewer's Rating
Feb 16, 2024

The Road by Cormac McCarthy is an apocalyptic dystopian novel, McCarty is able to present a bleak and death-ridden world like no other that uses vivid imagery and extensive world-building to create a real sense of hopelessness. A father and son travel across the desolate world following the road seeking a warmer climate facing the “bad people’ along the way with close calls and showing the true horrors of the wasteland, cannibals, marauders, and a constant struggle for supplies and safety. The relationship between the characters and the world draws you into the book, the grotesque scenes while not for everyone the book really paints the post-apocalyptic setting and the ending is an emotional and satisfying conclusion to the bleakness and hopelessness of the world. I highly recommend it if you can handle grotesqueness and death as it is a book like no other I have read.

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