I Finished The Road

Finally, i finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. i am actually relieved as i was expecting something really really terrible to happen at the end but it didn't. It is depressing, sad, slow and lacking in quotation marks and "said"s so parts can be really difficult to follow who is saying what. I would have really liked to have a little piece at the beginning to say what had happened in the world. It is the story of a man and his son traveling in a post-apocalypse world. they walk, search for food, walk, run out of food, find bad people, find more food, walk, etc. nothing really much happens for pages and pages at a stretch.

I don't know why this one has been so big. I mean it is short and fast to read but not exactly good. i mean, i checked it out once before and couldn't get into it at all and this time it has taken me 3 weeks to read. Compare that to Caves of Steel that i read in a day!

This does finish out my RIP challenge tho!! i had originally said i was going to read an HP Lovecraft for my 4th book but had decided to try The Road again as it is certainly frightening. i will admit that i did have a bad dream involving the setting last week.

currently: watching Around the Horn

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  1. Congrats on finishing the challenge! Sorry you didn't enjoy The Road. I haven't read it, yet, but I've heard more than one opinion similar to yours.

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