Review: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

If you tend toward a survivalist outlook and dream of the day you can build a bunker stocked with MREs, guns, and ammo… do not read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. It is in the top five most terrifying books I’ve read and afterwards, though this isn’t the point of the book, I found myself pricing long term food storage. The Road opens after an unknown disaster has burned everything and left the air full of ash. A man is traveling on the road with his son, heading south to where it might still be warm. Though it’s a dark and horrifying read, it’s the most sentimental of McCarthy’s works. The driving force is the man’s love for his son. This is able to parallel, and at times surpass, the depressing world around them. read more