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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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bookshelves: literary-fiction

I expected another good read from this Cormac McCarthy book and as usual he did not disappoint. If you're looking for optimism or to be uplifted, steer clear of this novel. If you can appreciate a masterly set tone of isolation and despair, a brilliant exploration of survival instincts, and a somber ode to parental love in an apocalyptic setting, this is just the book for you.
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Cormac McCarthy
“Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Reading Progress

Started Reading
November 1, 2007 – Finished Reading
January 24, 2008 – Shelved
October 29, 2015 – Shelved as: literary-fiction

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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) You write wonderful reviews, Roy.

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