Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Road by Cormac McCarthy - A Review

I loved the story. The writing style took a few pages to get used to. However, once I got involved with the story, I found the writing poetic at times. It was kind of like diving into a chilly swimming pool. Once the initial shock wears off, you get caught up having the time of your life. If real life hadn't interfered, I could have easily finished this book in one sitting. The mood of the book was sad, tragic, and Chekhov-esque. I can't decide whether it was because of the writing style or the story or both.

Mr. McCarthy does an excellent job of creating a post-apocalyptic world. However, I would have liked to have just a little more emotion (getting in the characters' heads). But then again, given the circumstances of the story, it's understandable how there wouldn't be much emotion left in the characters. Don't get me wrong. There IS emotion. It's just more understood than written.
It's because of this I didn't fully connect with the characters. But that's okay. It was still a very enjoyable read and I absolutely recommend this book.

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