The Road


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The post-apocalyptic modern classic with an introduction by novelist John Banville. In a burned-out America, a father and his young son walk under a darkened sky, heading slowly for the coast. They have no idea what, if anything, awaits them there. The landscape is destroyed, nothing moves save the ash on the wind and cruel, lawless men stalk the roadside, lying in wait. Attempting to survive in this brave new world, the young boy and his protector have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves. They must keep walking. ...

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Rance V

Apr 10, 2013

Great Book That Breaks The Mold

This read is considered by many a great work in the genre of "Epic Prose Poetry." I don't like that consideration. I think this is great fiction with commentary over many religious and secular issues. Not to mention the story itself is quite compelling. Read this book.


Oct 18, 2012

the raoad

i thought this book was interesting and an attention grasper.


Sep 13, 2012

A brutal compelling read

Not to be read by anyone who is depressed. This will send him over the edge.

It's dark, but compelling reading. The world has been scorched by some unknown force for a long time.No food production, no electricity, no police, ... every man for himself.

A boy and his father make their way to the coast, dodging roving gangs who capture and eat people to survive.

Nothing specifically repelling or horrific (ala Stephen King, say) but a continuing unrelenting darknesss of scenery. Long abandoned towns, farms,

A resourceful father trying to save his son. A compelling read with no fun in it.


May 31, 2012

Read the book

The book was in good condition. The story was very good. It was slightly depressing but that was the nature of the plot. Told with good detail.


Feb 24, 2011


this is a really good book I really liked it ummmmmmm you should too

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