Guest Review: The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Buddy Read)

Today I have a mini review from my great friend and buddy reader Georgina. Last month we read The Road by Cormac McCarthy together and Georgina kindly agreed to share some of her thoughts on the book for you all to read.

So, here’s what Georgina has to say about the book.

The Road

Format: Paperback

Source: Gifted by Mani

Publisher: Picador

Genres: Fiction, Dystopia

Publication Date: 2009

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Georgina’s Thoughts

The Road by Cormac McCarthy has been on my TBR pile for a long time now. So it was definitely on the list for a buddy read with Mani’s book corner.

It is set in a post-apocalyptic future in America. We don’t know too much on the background of the two main characters, not even their names, just that they are a father and young son. Conversation between them is sparse, which adds to the atmosphere. Through McCarthy’s descriptive prose we are taken on the harrowing journey of these two characters as they look to survive in this dystopian world, and seeing the obstacles they face in the shape of conditions or people they interact with. It is a tragic, bleak and haunting tale, which I thought on the whole, was told well, and was a gripping read. At times the pace was a bit slow, but that was understandable because of the nature of the setting and atmosphere the writer was trying to convey.

I would recommend if you like this type of dystopian genre. I might also check out the film to see how it compares with the book.

Rating

💙💙💙 1/2

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Thank you Georgina for sharing your thoughts on this book. Hope to have you back soon, sharing some more reviews. 


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