THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy
I have never read this kind of book before, it’s about a man and a boy – his young son – walking alone through a burnt America after the Apocalypse.
The book is very emotional, you not only feel it’s the end for the two individuals but for all of humanity as well.
You go on the journey with the man and the boy, it’s very descriptive, you feel that you are on the road with them, walking through the damp burnt dying woods and taking shelter with them under their tarpaulin during the night.
You go from one disaster to another with them as they journey on towards the coast, dreading whats going to happen next. Thinking all the while that this could be reality, not wanting to believe it could be.
It shows the depths to which some humans will go to, to survive, the savagery of the strong against the weak, scary and terrifying.
All the while along the journey, the man is trying to be there for his son, to be there until the end, not wanting to leave him on his own, showing him how to survive, but at the same time showing him love and under standing, the boy always wanting to offer kindness and compassion to the few that they meet along the way, not fully understanding the dangers.
It’s a book that once you start, you will not want to put down, you want to get to the journeys end, it really does make you appreciate what we have, the beauty and the resources of our world as we know it, frightening to think what it would be like if they weren’t there, this book takes you to take place.