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Written in a haunting, poetic style, Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road' is a tense and atmospheric, yet touching story of a man and his son, struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic America.
Lead onwards by a human instict for survival, and a child's naive trust in his father, the couple are good and moral, in a world where such things seem to hve become rare (almost as rare as humans themselves).
The book has it's disturbing moments, but these are dealt with in McCarthy's gentle narrative style, and so the book is not overly shocking. It is a little depressing-the future in which they are isolated is scarily like that predicted by scientists now, albeit slightly more extreme, and… Read more