Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I recently finished reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. It was a mesmerizing and powerful read. Harsh and difficult at times, but ultimately tender and moving, "The Road" may be the best book I have read in a long, long time. McCarthy's story of a father and son traveling a bleak, ashen post-apocalyptic world elicited an emotional response I had yet to experience while reading. Perhaps being a new father heightened my empathy for the characters and the inherent understanding a parent has of the need to protect and care for one's child. I can't say that I enjoyed "The Road"--how does one enjoy a such a tale?--but I am grateful for having read it. I highly recommend it.