Monday, May 25, 2009

The Road

I'm reading Cormac McArthy's The Road, and it's so good and so sad that I think it's going to kill me.

4 comments:

Calliope said...

Oh, James, yes. It's one of the best books I've read.

It won't kill you, but your world will be tilted for some time afterwards.

Harness that pain!

regards, Sandie

James Whyle said...

I've read Blood Meridian since, and I want more. Is that Sandie Dent?

Calliope said...

Yes - sorry, I seem to be posting under my muse's name.

I haven't read any others of his... I was under the impression that The Road was written in a completely different style to his other works..?

James Whyle said...

Blood Meridian is much longer, and doesn't have the structural simplicity that gives the road such power, but it's awesome. And the style is pure C McC.