bookgirll (bookgirll) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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6/50 The Road by Cormac McCarthy


   I am just getting around to reading this even though it has been on my bookshelf for a few years. I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie. What is it with movie producers these days, just making movies from good books? Can't they find an original story? Anyway....

This Book Is A Great Read! A post-apocalyptic journey story that feels mythic and poetic. McCarthy paints a bleak, dismal, eternally cold and gray world where a father and son are traveling the road to a destination unknown. They are pilgrims on a journey to salvation. It feels like a futuristic legend warning of our future. The author keeps throwing in big ideas that stop you for a moment while you contemplate what he might mean. My favorite line is "Where you've nothing else construct ceremonies out of air and breathe upon them." We make our own reality. This book make us think about that. Me, I need to go outside for some sunshine on my face.

6/5 stars!!

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