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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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Feb 15, 08

bookshelves: sci-fi, read-in-2008, dystopiary
Read in February, 2008

I'd imagine that this study of humanity and inhumanity in the desolate, ash-blown landscape of some post-apocalyptic American west has already had plenty written about it, so I'll just say that it was good. The spare, unpunctuated prose is devastatingly precise, and the narrative, despite a few clumsy bits, I think successfully navigates tricky emotional terrain mostly without sentimentality or excess.
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