Book Review: The Road

by Editors


The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Vintage Books, 2007)

This bleak, bleak story follows the Man and the Boy on their journey down the road to the coast and an unknown future. McCarthy’s description of the landscape—constantly gray, covered in ash, cold, with a sun that never breaks through the clouded sky, is chilling. The depths of the love that the father feels for his son, the desire to protect and save him above all else, both brings home the desperation of their situation and provides a tenuous thread hope for the reader. This book reaches the heights of human bonds and the depths of inhuman horror as it navigates a scarily realistic post-apocalyptic world.

–Reviewed by Erin Dionne

Our rating: 5 out of 5 stars