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The Road

by Cormac McCarthy

Review of The Road by Cormac McCarthy


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       This book is disturbing.  I was depressed the whole time I was reading it,and for several days thereafter.  I suffer from mild depression and this book triggered an episode.  I suggest caution if you are deeply effected by graphically described scenes of desperation.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy was reviewed by GRAY

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       I read The Road in a small group as a part of a college class. Nobody else in my group liked it. It took me a while to decide how I felt about the book. The prose is rather bare, and the plot is almost nonexistant, but there are some incredible truths to learn here.

       The book centers around a father and his young child who are trying to survive after an undescribed apocalyptic event. The land is absolutley barren, and other people are becoming hostile in an attempt to survive. The small family is trying to reach the sea, hoping to find means for survival.

       While there wasn't a whole lot of action through the majority of the book,some parts were truly gripping and even quite disturbing. This book was very different than almost anything I had read before, but in the end it was a great read, touching on topics such as what it means to be human, and keeping up hope in almost hopeless circumstances.

       If you are interested I would say give it a try. I'm glad I did.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy was reviewed by Bryce

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       This is a disturbing and hauntig novel that keeps the reader interested and shocked.While reading it I was wondering' why am I reading this?'But at the end I was glad I did.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy was reviewed by Mickey Mahoney


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