The Road

The Road

Book - 2006
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In a post-apocalyptic America, a father and his son travel to the coast even though they don't know what they will find when they get there. They have nothing but a pistol, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food, and each other.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780307387899
9780307265432
0307265439
9780307455291
9780307476319
Branch Call Number: FIC McCar
Characteristics: 241 p

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thefiddler
Nov 12, 2017

A real page turner. I couldn't put it down.

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jleeck
Oct 04, 2017

Great book.
I will read this again sometime.

JCLMattC Oct 03, 2017

Bleak and resounding. Each page has fallen into disarray just like the world the characters now occupy. If you like post-apocalyptic dramas, you’ll like this. Be warned, though, much of the standard grammatical organization has been thrown out in favor of a more stripped-down, desolate style.

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jbee33
Aug 23, 2017

I have never read a book written like this. Quick read that kept me interested the entire time. Yes, it is a little dark, but I did not feel it was depressing.

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MplsTA
Jul 02, 2017

For me, the story shows the worst of man (violence, cannibalism) and the best which is the father's tenderness and fierce love his son and how desperate circumstances affect everyone differently. I hope we never have to experience what happens in this post-apocalyptic scenario.

It should be a must read for whomever has the proverbial finger on the button.

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jezicuhh
Jun 23, 2017

Super easy and fast to read, but the story will stick with you much longer! I enjoyed the fact that the characters remain unnamed throughout the story. It allows readers to focus on the story instead of worrying about who the characters are or what happened to bring them to the current state they are in. Well deserving of the PULITZER PRIZE!

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reverendmike
May 28, 2017

The most depressing novel I have ever read. Bleak and beautiful. Read it, then go for a walk in the sunshine (or eat some ice cream, or find something to laugh about, et cetera).

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reverendmike
May 28, 2017

The most depressing novel I have ever read. Bleak and beautiful. Read it, then go for a walk in the sunshine (or eat some ice cream, or find something to laugh about, et cetera).

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QUASAR BEHN
May 22, 2017

Fantastic read from beginning to end!

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Gingerhorse
Feb 26, 2017

As a parent, this book has affected and stayed with me more than any book I've ever read. I was terrified all the way through yet loved it at the same time. It's such a good book.

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kalsmom
Apr 14, 2015

kalsmom thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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wallyworld_bc
Aug 01, 2013

wallyworld_bc thinks this title is suitable for 97 years and over

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Mar 16, 2012

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Sep 21, 2009

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AL_SUSANW Oct 08, 2016

So many people rate this highly, but I just couldn't appreciate a graphic depiction of a post apocalyptic America. Maybe it was my state of mind but when I read, I don't want something dead depressing no matter how well written.

jackjackattack95 Jul 19, 2014

A boy and his father struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic United States.

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westiestimestwo
Apr 14, 2010

Pulitzer Prize, Oprah's Book club, apocalypse, cannibalism, fathers and sons, Nuclear war, survival, hard to read

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JihadiConservative
Aug 22, 2014

Violence: Mild. A man is shot in the head, some injuries.

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