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The Road
The Road | Cormac McCarthy
NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNER National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe searing, postapocalyptic 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 foodand each other.The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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DMC_run8
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I'm moving on Saturday but feel too exhausted to worry about packing. So I went to the library after work and picked up this stack. How have I not read The Road yet??

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Karen3
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Mehso-so

I haven‘t posted on here in forever, but I‘m back and a goal for 2020 is to keep up with my posts. 😁😁 As for this book... so not a fan. I get that the gist of the story was the journey on the road but it was too repetitive for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AshleyHoss820
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Pickpick

This book is important. A lot of people said this book wrecked them, and it may wreck you too. But I‘m already wrecked, so... This post-apocalyptic world is a nightmare. There isn‘t any jump-scares, there‘s not really a conflict/resolution. But I was tense the entire time. This is life and it‘s awful, and terrifying, and it‘s only about survival. But why? What does living mean in a world like this? Can we keep our humanity?

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Texreader
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The Road is one of the books on this list I‘ve read and agree it has horrified me for the 10+ years since I read it. Which books on this list have you read and you agree belong on this list?

18 Books So Disturbing, People Claim They Truly Traumatized Them. Read in BuzzFeed: https://apple.news/ArA-enws3SaWjnyXgFx2yEw

Scochrane26 I‘ve only read Lolita from this list. It didn‘t traumatize me. I have read some other books that did but aren‘t on the list. 1mo
Patchshank I've only read 3 books on the list...kind of. The Wasp Factory I didn't finish because it was boring. I've read The King in Yellow. You can really see that author's influence on HP Lovecraft's writing. I liked it. And I've read The Road. The Road I found more concerning that traumatizing. That post apocalyptic world I find completely realistic and I don't know how the world would survive it. I'm not sure it could. 1mo
Texreader @Scochrane26 I can‘t say I was traumatized by The Road, but I‘ll never forget it. There was at least one short story by Stephen King that did traumatize me at the time, Apt Pupil. 1mo
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Texreader @Patchshank I always figured I‘d be like the wife/mother, not seeing a point of surviving in such a world 1mo
Patchshank @Texreader Exactly. I'd rather take that route than deal with some of the alternatives presented in the book. 1mo
Letora I don't usually read fiction. My mind just wanders too much with it unless there are fantasy elements. This was a required book to read in college and I thought, here we go again a book I'll struggle through. Boy was I wrong! This book was so riviting and intense. I agree it is horrifying what humanity could do. 1mo
Soubhiville I‘ve read several of these. The Road was dark, but I actually enjoyed it. I think Lolita was creepy, but it didn‘t traumatize me because I knew what it was about going into it. Flowers in the Attic felt really scandalous because I read it at 13 or 14, and it IS scandalous! The one that really effected me was Haunted! I used to read all CP‘s books, but this one was so disturbing I‘ve never read him since! 1mo
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outlawsaturn
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Pickpick

"If trouble comes when you least expect it, then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it."

I think a lot of people read into the religious the ea in the book, as if the boy is a direct allegory for Jesus Christ. I didn't read it that way, I saw it more as the boy being able to maintain some goodness where even his father had abandoned it.

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Addison_Reads
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If I had to pick a #preferredgenre, it would be Horror or Dystopian. I do however read almost any genre, but these would be my comfort zone, with one of my favorites tagged.

#gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Balibee146 I loved The Road 👍👍 3mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚🖤 3mo
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JacqMac
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This movie is my idea of scary.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 2pts
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
Texreader Oh the book... it was rough 3mo
JacqMac @Texreader I read the book first. It was rough. They did a good job with the movie though. 3mo
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alexa_d
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Was able to finish Brida during work, so moving on to the next #audiocommute book. This one's part of my #SeptemberTBR #Pulitzer challenge (Fiction, 2007). #audiobook #RBdigital

Smrloomis For me this was super scary - but maybe that‘s just me. I could imagine this happening in the future 😱 so I was a little freaked out. 4mo
alexa_d @Smrloomis I'm about 2/3rds through it, and it has definitely had me gripping the steering wheel at certain moments! 4mo
Smrloomis @alexa_d I saw the movie and even though I knew what was going to happen, I still got scared in all the same places in the story 🤣 ! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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kristincatastrophic
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I'm not crying, I have something in my eye.
No, I'm crying.
#currentlyreading and almost done already.

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reluctantangeleno
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Pickpick

Clearly, my copy of The Road has seen better days...a couple years ago, I caught a foster dog chewing up the spine. But it's still readable! 🤷‍♀️

I was in a total reading slump and this is one of those tried and true, satisfying, quick reads. This was at least my fourth or fifth time reading it. It's dark, but a favorite for sure.

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Dyslexicon13
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AdaChivers
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Pickpick

This book broke my heart so many times!

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Quevedoes
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The Road, a wonderful dialogue between a father and his son. The importance of having each other and how that affects the vision children have of the world.

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FantasyDreams
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“If they got wet there‘d be no fires to dry by. If they got wet they would probably die.”

Holy crap that got dark quick! Wow!

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Vedrana
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#croatianedition#book📚first time I read this author
The man was trying to kill us. Wasn't he.
Yes. He was.
Did you kill him?
No.
Is that the truth?
Yes.
Okay.
Is that all right?
Yes.
I thought you didn't want to talk?
I don't.
#summer🏄‍♀️#summertime 🌴🏊‍♀️#library#summerreading#bookcover

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Quevedoes
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Can I ask you something?
Yes. Of course you can.
If you died I would want to die too.
What would you do if I died?
So you could be with me?
Yes. So I could be with you.
Okay.

Son to father.

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Cinfhen
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#WanderingJune #RoadToNowhere LOVE this song👂🏼 🐛🎶 Book is still on my TBR ~ think I‘m adding it to my virtual #BookCart today 😉

CindyMyLifeIsLit I love this book!! 💕❤️💕 7mo
robinb Just saw this movie last night. 💔 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m waiting to read book before I watch the film @robinb @CindyMyLifeIsLit 🤓 7mo
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robinb @Cinfhen Good idea! I haven‘t read the book yet. 🙄 7mo
akckitty Same I've owned the book for sooo long and I haven't read it yet! 7mo
BarbaraBB Great minds think alike again! I wanted to post this one too but will think of another one now! (edited) 7mo
Geeklet This is absolutely my favorite book. I think it‘s the most accessible of McCarthy‘s books and a wonderful introduction to his writing style. The story is so simple but so heartbreakingly beautiful. This book is what pulled me back into fiction after my 5 year long post-college nonfiction reading binge. I try to reread it once a year and I will always bawl at the ending. 7mo
Cinfhen Just bought it @Geeklet your comment convinced me!!!! 7mo
Geeklet @Cinfhen I hope you enjoy it! The story is pretty dark but I think it‘s just a lovely story of a man‘s love for his son. 7mo
Reviewsbylola I feel like I need to reread this. It was just ok for me but it‘s been a long time and I‘m more into post apocalyptic books now. 7mo
Cinfhen 🤞🏼🤞🏼 @Geeklet @Reviewsbylola I had the book sent to the states so hopefully it‘ll be there by the time I arrive. I truly believe my reading tastes have evolved @Reviewsbylola maybe give it another try. 7mo
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laur89
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School is closed today in honor of those who served and never made it home. A special thank you to all of those brave men and women. ♥️

Getting in some reading before the end of May. This time of the school year has been so overwhelming and exhausting, I‘ve barely had any brain power left to read! 👩🏻‍🏫🧠💡

starlight97 Great books! 📚 8mo
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Geeklet
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A man and his son take a stroll during the end of the world.

Actually, that‘s not even a bad description. It‘s pretty much dead on.

AthenaWins Lol. I'm going to guess that's The Road. 8mo
BookwormM Civil war can really damage your love life 8mo
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bookandcat
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Oh my God who did this ???

If Cormac McCarthy helped write Old Town Road...it's a SPOT ON writing impersonation.

"Old Town The Road" by Lil Nas X and Cormac McCarthy

Full text:
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/old-town-the-road-by-lil-nas-x-featuring-cor...

#litsylaughs

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EmilieGR
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Pickpick

Horrifying and unforgettable

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

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merelybookish
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Less #highwaytohell and more destroyed highway IN hell. Not my usual cuppa, but I was entranced by this sparse dystopian tale of a man and boy trying to get . . . somewhere.
#maymoviemagic @cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Itchyfeetreader This was my first thought! 9mo
rohit-sawant Been meaning to read this! 9mo
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merelybookish @Itchyfeetreader Mine too! I was surprised no one did it before me! 9mo
merelybookish @Cinfhen Always! Although I would have thought you'd have read this one. Just because it was so popular for a stretch! 9mo
merelybookish @rohit-sawant I think you'd like it! It's really well done! 9mo
gradcat I feel so bad...and here it comes—my guilty admission—I don‘t like Cormac McCarthy‘s books. Don‘t kill me! I don‘t know why, but I just can‘t get into him. 😨 9mo
merelybookish @gradcat No need to feel bad on my account! This is the only one of his I have read. I liked it but have no desire to read more. His aesthetic seems decidedly Western white male, which doesn't speak to me at all. 9mo
gradcat Thanks for that...that kind of sums it up. It seems like there‘s always one very famous writer in a generation that I don‘t really like, but everyone else seems to love. My other guilty admission? I‘m not really into John Steinbeck, either...but I did not hate 9mo
merelybookish @gradcat Yeah I have a whole group of male writers I have no intention of ever reading. Perhaps to my own loss but 🤷 Roth, Wolfe, Delillo, etc. Zero interest!! 9mo
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BilboBookends
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“You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.”

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Blueberry
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britt_brooke Good choice! 10mo
Cinfhen Heard this is a tough read 😟 10mo
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LiterRohde
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“The world soon to be largely populated by men who would eat your children in front of your eyes and the cities themselves held by cores of blackened looters who tunneled among the ruins and crawled from the rubble white of tooth and eye carrying charred and anonymous tins of food in nylon nets like shoppers in the commissaries of hell.”

#MarchIntoThe70s | 13: #HighwayToHell

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen I‘ve been warned by @Reggie that this book is not for the faint of heart 10mo
Macnjen That‘s putting it mildly. Also, he doesn‘t use quotation marks which drive me nuts. 10mo
Reggie @Macnjen I know he probably wasn‘t the first to do it but for me he was the first to do it so every time I see no quotations I curse Cormac silently in my head. Lol. @Cinfhen there is a part in here where the man and boy hear a dog barking and the boy begs the man that if they find the dog they won‘t eat it. That‘s one of the nicer things that happens in this book. Lololol he really puts you through it. Read it Cinfhen. 10mo
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JacqMac
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1. -33 and falling today, but I found a little rainbow.
2. I kinda like our neighborhood. It‘s really quiet. But I don‘t know many of my neighbors. But it‘s a great central location.
3. Favourite read in a long time. It won‘t leave my head.
4. Before bed, when everyone is quiet.
5. Roasted chicken thighs and a cabbage salad with sesame dressing. Side of basmati for the kids.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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JacqMac
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Bleak, haunting, beautiful, brilliant. It ripped out my heart and stomped on it. And I absolutely loved it.

Jaimelire This is one of those books that never leaves you. I still think about it years later. 11mo
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JacqMac
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The windchill is -30 again. Ugh! I‘m so over winter. Hubby said The Road did things to him and I should watch the movie. But why watch a movie when you can read the book? My library hold come in, so this is what I‘m reading today. It matches the bleak, snowy cold outside my window.

Tamra I‘m there with you. 11mo
Melissa_J Meanwhile, it‘s above zero here again, and we are supposed to get a lot of rain tomorrow! It‘s going to be very messy. 11mo
CouronneDhiver We‘re well above zero too but expecting a wind storm in the morning 11mo
JacqMac @Melissa_J I hope your rain doesn‘t freeze. 11mo
JacqMac @CouronneDhiver It just never ends. We all deserve a nice spring after this winter. 11mo
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Reggie
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#MusicalNewYear #BoulevardofBrokenDreams Chances are that if you have ever posted about this book I‘ve probably commented that the sun does not shine while you read this book. This is also filed under my “too sad to cry” section. (Right next to House of Sand and Fog, the movie) Cormac, who hurt you in life? Lol

MStew Nice post!😎 12mo
Cinfhen Every time you comment on this book, I‘m intrigued!! Still not sure why I haven‘t picked it up!? Could it be your “sun don‘t shine” comment 🙃😉 (edited) 12mo
Zee3 It's a pretty dark book 12mo
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Chrissyreadit I love your comment. I have always known this is a book I will never, ever read. Just the cover gives me glimpses of soul crushing sadness. 12mo
Martyn_J_Pass This is probably the best book I‘ve ever read. I couldn‘t put it down and I read the whole thing in one sitting. Having a young son at the time probably didn‘t help but I agree with everything you said lol. 12mo
Leniverse I have long suspected that this book would not be good for my mental health. But then, other books have temporarily crushed my will to live and any hope I had for humanity, but I‘m still glad I read them. (A Canticle for Leibovitz springs to mind.) So maybe I should try this one too. 12mo
EmilyM Beautiful writing, though! 12mo
Reggie @meghan2714 Thanks!! 12mo
Reggie @Cinfhen If you‘re ever bothered that there is too much happiness in your life and need to tone it down a lot. Reading this book would be a way. 12mo
Reggie @Chrissyreadit @Martyn_J_Pass @Leniverse this also gets filed in book where you wonder what the point of living in such a world is. 12mo
Reggie @EmilyM He definitely has a way of storytelling. 12mo
Redwritinghood I tried it on audiobook, but couldn‘t do it. Really depressing. 12mo
Daniel_S This was my first venture into Cormac McCarthy. I vowed to never read another. It viscerally upset me. Yet I followed with "All the Pretty Horses" and "No Country for Old Men". He is a brilliant writer who captures despair as no other. 12mo
Reagan He is a phenomenal writer, this book gave me nightmares for a month. 12mo
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EyesOnly34
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Pickpick

May well be his greatest work, while quite probably his most intensely personal one.

Hollie Does this mean you got a smartphone?! 12mo
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Reggie Oh man, I put this on every review of this but the sun does not shine when you read this book. Welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
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Readage
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"You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget."

madamereadsalot1 One of my favorites. Absolutely beautiful book! 13mo
Reggie Omg this book was some of my darkest reading days, solely brought on by the book itself. 13mo
Readage @Reggie Hmm 😉 13mo
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Readage
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• The heartbreak starts early with this one... •

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Readage
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• Trying but I'm not sure I'm emotionally ready for it right now •

britt_brooke This is a tough one, but so good! 13mo
Smrloomis Personally I found this terrifying. Worth it but very, very dark. 13mo
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Readage @Smrloomis 😳 noted 13mo
Smrloomis I just recommended it to my Dad and then kind of regretted doing so. It was both great and so deeply scary. Hmm, not sure that‘s helpful 🤔 13mo
Readage @Smrloomis it's ok Lol I'll give it more time before I decide 13mo
Freespirit This is one of very few books I couldn‘t finish😬 13mo
Readage @Freespirit it's probably a book many people want to get through and simply can't 13mo
kathedron It's on my Overdrive wishlist: I'm thinking I might wait a while. 13mo
Readage @kathedron I might as well, not sure yet 13mo
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WhiskeyMistress
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A few snags from a church book sale! #bookhaul #oprahsbookclub #tbr #brandnew

TheKidUpstairs Soooooo goooood! One of my all time favourites: 13mo
naylormatthew I really want to read Love in the Time of Cholera. I've heard it's better than 100 years... which I loved. 13mo
ErinSueMreads Loved middlesex. Could not get I to love in a time of cholera but you will like it 13mo
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Amiable
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The classic post-apocalyptic novel about a man and his son, walking through a wasteland of America. It's bleak and sparse and depressing and utterly engrossing.

Day 13: #adventrecommends
@emilyrose_x

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Jeanne_S
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Reread for work. I never enjoy reading this book but it is so well written.

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Completely bleak, but I loved it. I tried reading the book years ago and struggled to get halfway. The audio was much easier. McCarthy isn't for everyone, but fiction of the dystopian/post-apoc variety, even the more literary versions like this book, makes me contemplate survival and all its complexities. Not sure why I like that, but I do lol.

Freespirit I couldn't finish this one. 14mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Freespirit I definitely don't think it's for everyone, for several reasons. 14mo
JacqMac My husband keeps telling me I have to watch the movie. But I have to read the book first. Lol 14mo
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tessavi
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This is the kind of dystopian survival story I like. I really had to get used to not having quotation marks for the dialogue, and I think in a book with more characters/conversation it would have been frustrating.

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mom2bugnbee
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Welp. Not the best run for me right now.

I felt like this was one I *should* read & that 117 pages was a good test of Cormac McCarthy. I don't mind dark/depressing subject matter (I'm about to move on to Gillian Flynn), but the sentence fragments & lack of punctuation drove me crazy! Not to mention having to look up 3-4 words per page, many of which aren't in the dictionary.

Am I the only one?

Gezemice I finished it but found it extremely depressing. Had no trouble with the lack of punctuation, however. 1y
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tessavi
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Usually I have 2 to 3 books going at the same time; physical book, audio book and an ebook or short story collection.
#tuesdaytidbits @SilversReviews

SilversReviews Nice....I wouldn‘t be able to do that. Thanks for playing and re-posting. 😊 I LOVE how you filled in the sentence. 😊 ❤️ (edited) 1y
tessavi @SilversReviews they do have to be different genres, or I get thw stories mixed up. 1y
SilversReviews @tessavi 😊 I still couldn‘t do it. 😊 1y
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TheAliceEvers
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Probably between pick and so-so for me? Some bits are really sluggish and hard to wade through but I really appreciate the symbolism and originality of this book! I‘ve never come across a book as stylised as this one; it‘s fascinating! And although some of the language and descriptions are lengthy and confusing, they were also beautiful and poetic. It‘s not an engrossing story but it is a fascinating one.

(My brother detests it 😂)

Rissreads And I loved it! 💙 1y
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Geeklet
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Uh. I have many questions.

I was scanning bar codes into LibraryThing. I‘ve heard The Road called many things but never this.

LibrarianRyan Yeah sometimes the barcode scanner in library thing is wild. 1y
Geeklet @LibrarianRyan I can understand how someone might need to read a book about adorable cats after reading The Road. 1y
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valeriegeary
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This is absolutely the most miserable book I've ever read. But it's also one of my favorites. What's that saying? #misery loves company? 😉

#octoberxfiles
@Cinfhen @Robothugs

Readergrrl I love this book. It broke my heart and I loved every minute. 1y
valeriegeary @Readergrrl it's definitely on my "to read again before I die" list ? 1y
TNbookworm I love this book too, even though it is so bleak. I read it several years ago but I still think about it even to this day! 1y
ephemeralwaltz Nice! I really enjoyed this one as well. 1y
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