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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.

‐ Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.

‐ Cormac McCarthy, The Road

What's the bravest thing you ever did? He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said.

‐ Cormac McCarthy, The Road

What is the book about?

The world is post apocalypse.  Humans are largely feral. A father and a son alive try to get from A to B while staying alive.

What was good about it?

Well executed portrait of post-apocalyptic world. The father and son are great characters to spend time with. The flashbacks to defuse the event are great too.

Did it bring something positive to you?


Would you recommend it to others?   Yes