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The Road

Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" is a post apocalyptic tour de force. The writing is curt, brutal, and extremely engaging. It took me some time to adjust to the author's writing style but once I did I found it hard to put the book down. The book's dark theme relentlessly continues and little solace is found even in the closing pages which only adds to the gravity of the world presented within it. The nearly punctuation less dialog matches the barren landscape the characters inhabit and after awhile I found it softer on the eyes than a typical quote filled page. The struggle to survive portrayed in the book is inspirational despite the lack of a happy ending. Overall a fantastic read.

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