This solution is ranked
in What are the best books with essence of literary darknessRead user opinions
in What are the best books about the collapse of civilizationRead user opinions
in What are the best books by Texas authorsRead user opinions
in What are the best books by the best fiction authorsRead user opinions
in What are the best books about a nuclear apocalypseRead user opinions
in What are the best award-winning fiction books since 1990Read user opinions
in What are the best literary science fiction booksRead user opinions
in What are the best Cormac McCarthy novelsRead user opinions
in What are the best books with titles that start with rRead user opinions
in What are the best books and novels about climate changeRead user opinions
in What are the best novels about apocalypseRead user opinions
in What are the best books recommended by David Foster WallaceRead user opinions
in What are the best Sci-fi books with swords and lasersRead user opinions
in What are the best science fictions about societyRead user opinions
in What are the best utopian and dystopian fiction booksRead user opinions
in What are the best books set in a post-apocalyptic worldRead user opinions
in What are the best horror books of the 21st centuryRead user opinions
in What are the best high lexile books for young adultsRead user opinions
in What are the best books written in beautiful proseRead user opinions
in What are the best intense books that are difficult to finishRead user opinions
in What are the best books of the 2000sRead user opinions
in What are the best books with disturbing plotsRead user opinions
in What are the best political and social satirical booksRead user opinions
in What are the best dystopian books for adultsRead user opinions
in What are the best books to read to sound interesting and smartRead user opinions
in What are the best Dystopian fiction of all timeRead user opinions
in What are the best self harm novelsRead user opinions
in What are the best post-apocalyptic fiction booksRead user opinions
in What are the best recommended science fiction and fantasy books by NPRRead user opinions
in What are the best dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction booksRead user opinions
in What are the best scariest books ever writtenRead user opinions
in What are the best books recommended in RedditRead user opinions
in What are the best Pulitzer Prize winners for fictionRead user opinions
in What are the most depressing booksRead user opinions
What the community says about The Road
There are no comments yet!
- "This is a post-apocalyptic novel about a man and his son. The story is a bit all over the place at times. The characters do not have names and it makes the story a little more difficult to connect with them. Not the best or most interesting book that I have read lately."
- "The Road is everything you could want out of a post-apocalyptic fiction story. Grit, struggle, shock, evasion, survival at all costs. It tells the tale of the father and son, wandering the wastelands of America after an unnamed cataclysm that seems to have destroyed almost all life on Earth. I found myself really putting myself in their position, fighting the moral and ethical lines of survival in a world that can't support the people living in it. Cannibalism, tribal wars, and occasional good people populate the story of harsh living with little luck that isn't bad. I didn't read it, I lived it."
- "I am a bit of a sucker for this setting so take my words with a grain of salt. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and thought the world building and story were excellent. I was able to easily visualize the world in my mind and the relationship between the father and son seemed realistic and accurate to how people actually speak. An exciting story that I would strongly recommend!"
- "I found this book quite fascinating because I love all things dealing with a post-apocalyptic story line. In this one, it deals with the bond between a father and son, and even though I am a woman, it reminded me of the bond I shared with my father. This book can be dark at times because it deals with cannibalism, hopelessness, and the struggle of making it in a post-apocalyptic world; however, there is also hope and love and a sense that there can still be good in such a world."
- "Cormac McCarthy is my favorite author and his best novel is The Road. It is a survival story about a father and son. It takes place in post-apocalyptic America."
There are no comments yet!
- "Wow. This is definitely on my top 3 horror books from this century. Its about a father and son living in a dystopian universe. Its incredibly dark and definitely don't read it if you're looking for some light reading, however, its also incredibly well written and will transport you away from your own thoughts and worries."
- "The road is bleak. Bleak! It's a literary tale, but it isn't a pretentious one. It's told in a very dull and straightforward manner - and that's by design. It's post-apocalyptic - it's not a time for epic tales and grand explanations - this is a time for grim pragmatism, and the very text itself matches that. This is a fantastic introduction to the artistic potential of literature for young adult readers!"
There are no comments yet!
- "This is an absolutely brutal book which presents one of the bleakest post-apocalyptic worlds imaginable. You'll definitely find yourself not wanting to continue at times, because of the amount of violence, amorality and suffering going on in this book. It is heavy handed with a cast-iron hand, but if you want an intense book that hits hard, this is it."
There are no comments yet!
- "This book is certainly not for everyone. It's not for me - I like my media to inspire at least a little bit of hope, and while this one does have glimmers of it here and there, the world is so overwhelmingly dark and depressing that it overrides any good feeling I had towards this book. I don't like to feel worse about life when I finish a book, so pass this one by if you want an upbeat read."
- "The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation."
- "The Road is an amazing novel by Cormic McCarthy with dystopian setting. While the book is depressing and not exactly sunshine and rainbows I wouldn't call it a best self harm novel. It doesn't focus on self harm at all and is so dreary it probably isn't a good idea to read it"
- "Read this with hesitance after seeing the not so impressive movie. I am glad I did. This gets a lot of what i would be like if the world ended. Correctly. Deep plot and explains a lot of what was missed in the movie. Dark plot, not for the faint of heart, but one that I would recommend reading."
- "This Is definitely up there with my all time favorites. I have to admit, I was a skeptic. At first I was annoyed and thought the story was a bit hard to follow. The more I read, the more it sucked me in. By the end I was so enthralled I had nearly forgotten about the world around me. I finished this book in only a few days and, upon closing the last page, called a friend and shouted "Brilliant! This was Brilliant!" "
- "This is an exciting book to read. It has been on my reading list and I am glad that I finally got around to reading it. It is very well written about the experience of a father and son in a post-apocalyptic America. The story is dark and brooding yet compelling and meaningful. I started reading this book on a long plane trip and could not put the book down. I had to read it all the way through to the end. It was totally worth it though. "