The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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The Road Read Online Free - A searing, post apocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.

Title : The Road
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ISBN : 0307265439
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 241 pages


J.G. Keely rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 21, 2015

The Road is unsteady and repetitive--now aping Melville, now Hemingway--but it is less a seamless blend than a reanimated corpse: sewn together from dead parts into a lumbering, incongruous whole, then jolted to ignoble half-life by McCarthy’s grand reputation with Hollywood Filmmakers and incest...

Jason rated it ★★★☆☆

March 03, 2009

This wasn't nearly as funny as everybody says it is.

Scott rated it ★★★★★

February 19, 2008

I really feel compelled to write up a review of McCarthy's The Road as this book really worked for me (for those of you who haven't read it, there are no real spoilers below, only random quotes and thematic commentary). I read it last night in one sitting. Hours of almost nonstop reading. I found...

Evan rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 06, 2016

He palmed the spartan book with black cover and set out in the gray morning. Grayness, ashen. Ashen in face. Ashen in the sky. He set out for the road, the book in hand. Bleakness, grayness. Nothing but gray, always. He was tired and hungry. Coughing. The coughing had gotten worse. He felt like he...

Maren rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 04, 2013

I'm a terrible person because I didn't really like "The Road" and I'm not sure how I feel about Cormac McCarthy. Honestly, I think there's something wrong with me. I just finished reading "The Road" today - it only took a couple of hours to get through, because it's not that long a book, and I th...

Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★★☆

February 04, 2018

The Road is a truly disturbing book; it is absorbing, mystifying and completely harrowing. Simply because it shows us how man could act given the right circumstances; it’s a terrifying concept because it could also be a true one. It isn’t a book that gives you any answers, you have to put the pi...

Glenn rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2017

The view that there are two independent, primal forces in the universe, one good and one evil, is called dualism. According to dualism, the good God does the best he can to promote good and combat evil but he can only do so much since evil is a powerful counterforce in its own right. The ancient...

Robin rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 31, 2009

So I generally don't hate books - Recently when joining a face2face club they asked which book I disliked the most - and had no answer. Well I want to thank Cormac McCarthy for giving me something to be able to put there. Having heard the buzz about this book and having seen the plethora of positi...

Ian rated it ★★★★☆

February 25, 2015

How to Write Like Cormac McCarthy 1. Make sure the first sentence contains a verb. 2. But neither the second. 3. Nor the third. 4. Repeat until finished. 5. Or sooner deterred. We'll Become Well Eventually The Boy: Papa? Papa: Yes? The Boy: What's this? Papa: It's an apostrophe. The Boy: What does it do? Pa...

Paquita Maria rated it ★★★★★

September 13, 2015

I finished this novel quite a few days ago. Normally, I would hop right up and start composing my little goodreads ramble, publish whatever nonsense came out, and go about my day. This novel, however, left me feeling like an incubus was on my chest, paralyzing my brain and limiting my mobility. I...

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