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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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Jun 26, 2011

really liked it

Cormac McCarthy's genius is in creating depth of emotion with so few words. How did he manage to convey hope in such a hellish setting? This story is moving, disturbing, instructive to the soul.

I felt that everything McCarthy wrote was with intention. The repetition of small and seemingly inane details, the lack of punctuation, the descriptors of each place they stopped, the lack of names: all add to the feel of the book and painted a picture of a bare landscape where hope is elusive. I read some other reviews of folks who made a point but were irritated by these things. For me, it made the book unique and I think the author to be genius.

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