The Road

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The Road is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy. It tells the story of a father and son walking through post-apocalyptic America to reach the coast. This is an ultimate story of survival in a desolate world.
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  • Helen Young
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "The Road is a book that is informative and grim in parts. I enjoyed reading it an gaining information into someone else's life, which is what all books should provide. "
  • Juan Valadez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "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."
  • Jerry Ward
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "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."
  • Ryan Roberts
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "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!"
  • Bryan Andrews
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I've always found it an amazing feat when the backdrop and location also serve as a major player in a film. In my opinion it adds a great deal of dept to a film with so few central characters. I find it captavating in the way it is executed."
  • Danielle Washington
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "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."
  • Pranav Chauhan
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "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."
    Eric Carroll
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Road is my favorite Cormac McCarthy novel. The story and characters are incredible and are living in an incredible world."
  • Douglas Cooper
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a beautiful but dark book. It is a complicate but good book."
  • Jack Murphy
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a good solution because it is related to climate change. It is a very popular book and seems like an interesting read."
  • Jacqueline Miller
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Road is a fast paced page turner about post-apocalyptic America that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in novels about the apocalypse. I finished this book very quickly as I could not put it down once I started it. I loved it."
  • Carolyn Grant
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book is a bit dark, but it is very interesting. It is very well written and keeps you curious enough that you don't want to put it down."
  • Frank Cunningham
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The Road is a wonderful sci-fi book. The dystopian nature of the book really adds to the effect of despair for the father and son. The book is truly bleak, but is still sci-fi in nature containing swords, lasers, and the like."
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  • Johnny Foster
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I am familiar with this book and I am surptise it was only four of 5 but i think that was because of dark subject,. I would give it a top rating"
  • Patricia Arnold
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a great postapocalyptic story. If you like dark books, then you will enjoy this one. Cormac McCarthy just has a way with words few authors have."
  • Summer Xia
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "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."
  • Jesse Butler
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "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!"
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  • Bobby Brown
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "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."
    Melissa Taylor
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I have to agree that The Road is a difficult read. But, the writing is fantastic and it is a beautiful story! I find myself picking up this book occasionally and just randomly thumbing through it."
  • Shaurya Mehra
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The Road is an amazing story of a journey of a father and son traveling through a torn America to try to reach the coast. It teaches a good lesson and i recommend this book to anyone."
  • Julia Cox
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The Road has a somewhat off-putting plot, no one likes to think of what the world would be like when an apocalypse happens, but that aside, it is an excellent read for anyone who does not mind disturbing plots. "
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  • Pari Chavan
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "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."
  • Helen Delgado
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "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."
  • Víctor Hugo Navarrete
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a decent book and is Dystopian. However, I think the Hunger Games is the best of all time. This is because Katniss is one of the best characters ever."
  • Patricia May
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "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"
  • Paul Howard
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "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."
  • Pamela Rivera
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A dark and somewhat depressing book but a good read anyhow. It really makes you think about the future and all of the possibilities."
  • Howard Holmes
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I think the Stand by Stephen King is way better but this might be able to hold up. It seems very basic though."
  • Kenneth Simmons
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "It gives a good explanation of the book is about without revealing too much. Enough to capture my interest."
  • Brenda Harrison
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "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!" "
  • Kathleen Murphy
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "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. "
  • Tyler Gonzalez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I ecourage people to try reading the book, its soo amazing."
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