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Last Book of 2009

I didn't do well with this year's book count due to changes in my medications and finally coming to terms with needing reading glasses. I shall work on making next year's (this year's?) challenge a success!

#17: Cormac McCarthy, The Road, 241 pages, Post-Apocalypse, Hardback, 2006.

An entire book of a father and his young son, walking down the road through a ruined America, burned, ransacked, twisted. Those they meet are desperate, dying, amoral to downright evil. They themselves are starving, tired, and the father is sick. It’s a very well-done book, but the style of writing – very stream-of-consciousness, with no chapter markings – is very difficult to get used to. It wasn’t until I saw trailers for the movie based on this book that I was finally able to get through it; being able to put a voice to the father (played by Viggo Mortensen) helped a lot.
Tags: post-apocalypse

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