Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

April Books 9) The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

A bleak, gripping post-holocaust narrative, focussed very very tightly on the journey of a man and his son across the blasted and horrific landscape. The setting has been done many times before (from my reading this year alone, here and here for instance) but I felt this was indeed something different - the psychology between the two key characters beautifully studied, and the moral questions posed by their survival and continuing need to survive neatly explored. Not a book to help you sleep at nights, though.
Tags: bookblog 2009, james tait black prize winner, pulitzer

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