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June 2013 - The Road > The Road - Initial Impressions

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Ryan Lawler (ryanie) | 35 comments Mod
What are your initial impressions after the first 100 pages of this book? What do you think of McCarthy's sparse writing style? Is this book going to be too bleak for you?


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Stephanie (booktrunk) | 2 comments Yes it's a bit grim.

The movie gave me that feeling, so I have to admit I just downloaded a sample on Kindle and just cannot get on with it.

It's one of the very few things where the movie has messed with my outlook on this so much I try but just cannot get into the book at all.


Michael (michaeljsullivan) | 6 comments Yes, too bleak for me. But also I really don't like the style or the execution. I know McCarthy is considered an American Literary Master but I felt like this particular work was almost like the emperor's new clothes and almost wonder if he set out to write the absolute book he could to see if people would still applaud such a thing based merely on his name and reputation.


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