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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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May 01, 2012

really liked it

Bleak and beautiful. McCarthy takes the most haunting environment possible, focuses on everything that matters and nothing that doesn't. What we're left with is an intimate portrait of two characters, a father and son, who need no names because they are more than that in a time when they would be meaningless anyhow. Their desperation is so real and understated that I found The Road nearly impossible to put down, which is strange given how hard it was to get through (emotionally, that is). Would highly recommend.

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