The other day I polished off The Road by Cormac McCarthy and I am still recovering. The rate at which the book sucks you in and spits you out is incredible. I won’t try and do this book justice- I wonder if anyone can. Suffice it to say that I completely understand all the hype I was hearing beforehand, and I completely understand all The Road Aftershock Experiences everyone is having. A simple Google has gathered these comments from around the Net-
‘It’s not often a book moves me to tears.’
‘It made me want to curl up in foetal position after I read it.’
‘Scared the crap out of me and I couldn’t sleep.’
I didn’t find it as scary as people say. I did find it touching however, and I couldn’t string words together for an hour or so afterwards and dinner was eaten mutely (my personal The Road Aftershock Experience story for you). Then again, there are people who found it too bleak to get into, and didn’t enjoy McCarthy’s writing style.
I loved it. I’d give it an A+. It might be one of the best books I’ve read. I’d try and find an amazing excerpt but I don’t think I can look at the book for another six months or so, I’m too drained. However if the rumours are true, the movie should be released this summer. I’m going to start buying tissues and toughening up right now.