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The Road [Paperback]

Cormac McCarthy
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: n/a (2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0330544594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330544597
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 28 Nov 2013
I felt i had to write a review to counter the extremely negative review. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I love Cormac McCarthy, he is a great writer and considered one of the best american authors of modern times. This book is one of his best (if not his best). The text is quite simple but incredibly descriptive and provides a vivid picture of day to day survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Everybody should read this book. There's a pretty decent film adaptation as well...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Typical brilliance 13 Dec 2013
This book is a modern classic written by a writer who has a unique style.The story is emotionally engaging and the highly descriptive language puts you firmly in McCarthy's world. All of McCarthy's books have lingered in my imagination for a long time after I had finished reading them and this is no different. Its simply a brilliant piece of literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, gripping, and well-written 2 Feb 2014
This is the best book I have read for a while; it is gripping, beautifully descriptive yet at the same time, grim and depressing, exploring the desperation and fight for survival that McCarthy predicts for the end of the world.

The characters are very easy to relate to, despite never knowing their names. Their story can bring you to tears at times, although there are some brief moments that are tender and will make you smile.

The style is almost poetic, and slightly abstract. There are no chapters, little punctuation and simple, short dialogue.

I would 100% recommend this book - it is a must-read and an absolute classic!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Road 3 Jan 2014
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This book was sent to my son in Portugal and he has told me that he was very pleased with it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Just not my thing! 28 Oct 2013
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Didn't enjoy reading it, only bought it because of my course. Just my opinion but I hated reading it, I love reading but I had to force myself!
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