THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy
In The Road a father and son (two characters known only as “The Man” and “The Boy”) make their way through the charred remains of America after some anonymous post-apocalyptic event has ravaged the countryside as well its survivors. Desperately staving off cannibals, starvation and hypothermia, the boy and his Papa “carry the fire” of hope through a relentlessly bleak landscape.
The wonderful thing about The Road is that while the setting and its consequences are incredibly fascinating, the heart of the story lies in the profound love shared between a man and his son, and that their love for one another drives their need for survival in a world where there in nothing left to compel them.
It was also adapted into a very faithful and wonderful movie last year.
will you be offended? Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the story reviews some disturbing situations when humanity is driven to the brink. The heart of the book far outweighs the nastiness.
On a side note, i probably get more emails about when The Spinal Cord Perception will be back in stock than any other thing, so the good news is that it is being printed once again as we speak and will return to the web store in a few weeks. Also, if you’re coming to see Showbread at any of our summer festival appearances, i’ll have all my books in tow.