The Road; An Astonishing Tale of Humanity in Ruins
ďA capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.Ē - Abraham Lincoln
We talk about celebs, sports, technology, style but how will we know all of these if we donít read, reading gives us an insight to life. Every Monday I will be writing a book review about different books from different genres. I would really appreciate suggestions of books you think I should read and I promise that if it is available I will read it and write about it.
The Road revolves around a journey a father and his son have to take across burnt America to reach the coast, the dangers they face, the weaknesses they overcome and the pain they go through. The road teaches us how important bonds are and how the animal instinct of all humans takes over when they are struggling to survive. It was first published in Great Britain in 2006 and in 2009 it became a major movie.
The unusual way the book is written adds to its uniqueness, the whole book is written with no chapters and we read all 307 pages of the book without knowing the names of the main characters, this shows that names do not necessary help us to connect with an individual, itís the thoughts and feelings that can create the connection.
The book is joyous, painful and full of love, as McCarthy takes the readers in a journey that seems endless, is filled with struggles and although few has extremely happy moments.
The road is an inspirational book that I recommend everyone to read, as it holds a very important lesson about humanity that we all need to learn.