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The Road



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Author
McCarthy, Cormac
Descriptors
Fathers and Sons
Future Worlds
Good vs. Evil
Nuclear Disasters
Nuclear Holocaust
Survival
Suspense
Location/Setting:
United States
Time Period:
Future
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Summary
Years after an apocalyptic event has all but burnt up the world, an unnamed man and his young son journey down the road headed south to warmer weather. Desperate to survive, they scavenge all of their food and clothing, and armed with only a revolver with their last two bullets, they battle starvation and roving bands of cannibalistic thugs.
Critique
Wow. This is a compelling read about the spirit and courage of a man and mankind. Heart-wrenching yet uplifting. McCarthy's characters come to life and his eloquent prose paints a beautiful portrait of a devastated world. Highly recommend.
ISBN
0307265439
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# of Pages
256
Published
2006
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Reviewer's Initials: CO BRM DO MS SJH


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