Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 287 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 39 minutes
First Published: 2006
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The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son’s fight to survive.
A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.
The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, “each the other’s world entire,” are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.
Quotes from The Road
You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.
If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.
If you break little promises, you’ll break big ones.
Query: How does the never to be differ from what never was?
Movie Trailer for The Road (2009)
About Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy is a bestselling author whose works include All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, The Road, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and the two-part series, The Passenger and Stella Maris.