June 26, 2009

The Road

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

✭✭✭✭✭ (out of 5 stars)

Haunting, mysterious, and terrifying this book tell the story of a father and son walking to the coast in a post apocalyptic world.  We don't know how it happened but the world is covered in ash, and nothing lives.  They walk from town to town trying to find something salvageable in the wreckage.  They hide from others and keep to themselves, and for good (scary) reason.
I could not put this book down!  From the first couple pages I was hooked.  The stark and simple way it was written only added to the overall emotion of the book.
This was the first book I ever read by this author, I definitely plan on trying a couple of his other books.


Caleb said...

just promise me you'll read Storm Front by Tim Butcher . . . I think you'll read it in one day. It's a quick read.

The Bosko Family said...

Ok, I put it on my list...my already long long list. I did look it up at the store and it looked interesting. I think it is part of a whole series??

Kirsten said...

Lu-u-uved it. Scared the bajezus out of me. But I'll never look at canned food the same way.