Saturday, August 23, 2008
Pick up a copy of "The Road", won't you?
So I just finished this novel a few days ago, and to be blunt: it's pretty f***ing amazing. McCarthy's prose is elegant, lean, and haunting, with a truly cinematic quality, and a moving story at its center. It also goes by extremely quickly (make sure you have plenty of time when you first pick it up; you'll have trouble putting it down), almost too quickly. There's not really much else to say other than that this is a stunning work of fiction that should hook even those who don't like to read (it also closes with one of the most beautiful paragraphs I've ever read). Why are you still reading this? Go to Barnes and Noble. NOW.