The Road

The Road

Postby ravey davey gravy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:03 pm

Finished reading Cormac McCarthy's astonishing book at the weekend and I just cant shake it. Anybody read it? Im not sure if I loved it or if it bummed me out too much, but I would recommend reading it (if you are in the mindset for some bleakness :( )
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Re: The Road

Postby Skywest and Crooked » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:05 pm

Its been reccomended to me and is currently awaiting reading, I have a couple of book club books to read first!
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Re: The Road

Postby ravey davey gravy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:30 pm

Skywest and Crooked wrote:Its been reccomended to me and is currently awaiting reading, I have a couple of book club books to read first!

cool, Id be dead interested to know what you think afters, I dont know anybody who has read it
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Re: The Road

Postby jimbob » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:51 pm

It's a masterpiece.
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Re: The Road

Postby ravey davey gravy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:56 pm

jimbob wrote:It's a masterpiece.

I think Im beginning to agree, like I said I just cant stop thinking about it. Not an easy read and not a whole lot of laughs but somehow McCarthy really made me care about The Man and The Boy
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Re: The Road

Postby marcus_tandy » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:18 am

I finished it last week and it blew me away. An astonishing and wonderful read. Mr Bob got this book for me, and I am very grateful indeed. It's actually one of the best books I have ever read.
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Re: The Road

Postby mitch » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:04 am

I've heard a little about it. I do admit to usually liking a bit of literary bleakness so I may well believe the hype!

I have Anna Karenina to finish, then I have The Kite Runner lined up, then I think I'll pick it up. Can't be bothered to read our work book club offering this time because it looks dire and the others have left me feeling like I've wasted far too much of my time. Frankly Hollyoaks would have been more mentally stimulating.
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Re: The Road

Postby BratGirl » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:04 pm

I just finished it last week too.

I read it in about 2 hours, it was just so bleak, but it kept going and going.

I had to read it for uni, so we had an interesting discussion and lecture about it, so here's some food for thought:

- links to 9/11 and Hurrican Katrina
- the son is Jesus and the father Joseph.
- links to Bush's governments and their views on the environment.

Interesting titbit: McCarthy is 70 years old and has a 9 year old son. Apparently the story was influenced by a visit by them both to El Paso.
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Re: The Road

Postby Skywest and Crooked » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:29 pm

Absolutely fantastic, I devoured it in two sittings.

Brat Girl, I like your theories, I had forgotten them until I read them just now. Some very interesting points
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Re: The Road

Postby Morgan le Fay » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:39 pm

BratGirl wrote:I just finished it last week too.

I read it in about 2 hours, it was just so bleak, but it kept going and going.

I had to read it for uni, so we had an interesting discussion and lecture about it, so here's some food for thought:

- links to 9/11 and Hurrican Katrina
- the son is Jesus and the father Joseph.
- links to Bush's governments and their views on the environment.

Interesting titbit: McCarthy is 70 years old and has a 9 year old son. Apparently the story was influenced by a visit by them both to El Paso.


oo, sounds very interesting. I have just bought the book today (pss - Brat girl, I found the 6 storey waterstones, and I lied - i have been there before!), so give me a few days and I'll come back to this.
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Re: The Road

Postby BratGirl » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:17 pm

Morgan le Fay wrote:oo, sounds very interesting. I have just bought the book today (pss - Brat girl, I found the 6 storey waterstones, and I lied - i have been there before!), so give me a few days and I'll come back to this.


Awesome! I think you'll really like it, and hopefully you'll like it more than the people at college, who were like "so is he saying that life is pointless...I don't like that very much." Bless 'em.
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Re: The Road

Postby Dionysus » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:56 am

BratGirl wrote:
Morgan le Fay wrote:oo, sounds very interesting. I have just bought the book today (pss - Brat girl, I found the 6 storey waterstones, and I lied - i have been there before!), so give me a few days and I'll come back to this.


Awesome! I think you'll really like it, and hopefully you'll like it more than the people at college, who were like "so is he saying that life is pointless...I don't like that very much." Bless 'em.


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Re: The Road

Postby BratGirl » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:01 pm

Dionysus wrote:God i need to read more.


At least more fiction anyway. I've still got the road at home if you wanna join the club and read it? :D
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Re: The Road

Postby kittie » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:11 pm

I've read a fair few books, recommended to me by Mitch, and loved them. Think I might have to wait for her opinion on this and then nick her copy! Kidding, I'll be on the look out for this, sounds like an ineresting read and I need new books, can't keep re-reading Famous Five and Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter. :lol:
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Re: The Road

Postby sgtpepperband » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:22 pm

I've got some old Chris Ryan novels knocking around if anyone wants them... :oops: :wink:
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