The Road

by Cormac McCarthy

Another of McCarthy’s books. Short, simple, yet incredibly moving. Unlike No Country for Old Men, I had previously read this book back in high school and thus, feel a little bit more qualified to review and critque the novel.

The central theme around The Road is the semblance of hope. It comes in different forms, whether it be the cellar that had an incredible amount of food, or the apple trees that left their last harvests, or at the couple at the end of the book that took in the boy. In a world where grey despair is the norm, rays of hope still manage to shine through.

There are also other motifs in the novel that you could probably find reading the sparknotes but at the end of the day, this isn’t high school english anymore and reading for the sake of reading is sometimes a treat in it of itself.


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