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December 27, 2006

47 Down, 5 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

With the great reviews that The Road has been receiving, I added it to my reading list with some reservations. I had already read two post-apocalyptic books this year (the zombie novels Monster Island and Monster Nation), and had one more (World War Z) in my to-read pile. Still, I have always found Cormac McCarthy's novels to be worthwhile endeavors, and The Road is one of his best efforts.

As the father and son's survival instincts and love for each other battle against the utter hopelessness of their situation, McCarthy paints their world with delicate and unflinching precision. This was the book I simply could not put down all year, a true masterpiece of fiction from one of our masterful writers.

My next book is Ode To Kirihito, by Osamu Tezuka.

see also:

Previous Book Notes submissions (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)

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