In “the road” a boy and his father lurch across the cold, wretched, wet, corpse-strewn, ashen landscape of a post-apocalyptic world the imagery is brutal even by cormac mccarthy’s high standards for despair.
The road is a 2006 novel by american writer cormac mccarthy it is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey of a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unspecified cataclysm that has destroyed most of civilization and, in the intervening years, almost all life on earth.
The road (vintage international) - kindle edition by cormac mccarthy download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the road (vintage international. Get free homework help on cormac mccarthy's the road: book summary, chapter summary and analysis, quotes, and character analysis courtesy of cliffsnotes the novel begins with the man and boy in the woods, the boy asleep, as the two of them are making their journey along the road read more at cliffsnotescom. Cormac mccarthy’s tenth novel, the road, is his most harrowing yet deeply personal work some unnamed catastrophe has scourged the world to a burnt-out cinder, inhabited by the last remnants of mankind and a very few surviving dogs and fungi.
The road is a promise a father and a son, survivors of an anonymous apocalypse, hold on to that promise cormac mccarthy follows them closely on their march through barren wastelands, dead forests and decaying towns the footsteps they leave in the ubiquitous dust are swept away by the cold ashen breath of the grey earth. Cormac mccarthy (born charles mccarthy july 20, 1933) is an american novelist, playwright, and screenwriter he has written ten novels, spanning the southern gothic , western , and post-apocalyptic genres. The road cormac mccarthy’s tenth novel, the road , is his most harrowing yet deeply personal work some unnamed catastrophe has scourged the world to a burnt-out cinder, inhabited by the last remnants of mankind and a very few surviving dogs and fungi. The road by cormac mccarthy 256pp, picador, £1699 shorn of history and context, cormac mccarthy's other nine novels could be cast as rungs, with the road as a pinnacle this is a very great novel, but one that needs a context in both the past and in so-called post-9/11 america.
It's been a long, slow spinning fuse leading towards a detonation it's the same device mccarthy's using as the road's father explores the house and finally heads down to the basement: a long period of withholding as long as we can, suspense-deepening, stakes-raising, until finally what's hidden in the darkness is revealed.