WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
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.
A New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - annhepburn - LibraryThing
I was surprised that I liked this as much as I did. I'd been avoiding reading it because of the seemingly depressing storyline, but the real story is that of the father/son relationship, which is very loving and extremely hopeful. Recommended. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - solnigor - LibraryThing
A disturbing, bleak, portrait of post apocalyptic America populated by two main characters, father and son, as they traverse a nightmare landscape. I haven't been able to read many books from cover to ... Read full review