I thought how boring could it be, when I first read the description, it’s only about a man and his son trudging along ‘The Road’ post-apocalyptic… Err, nothing really happens and there ain’t really anybody else. But how did such a book get such a fantastic reception from the world?
Well, I couldn’t be totally completely wrong, nothing really happened and there really isn’t anybody else out there BUT… descriptions of the post-apocalyptic world and one’s feelings and of the relationship of father and son were just absolutely wonderful (well, I don’t know if ‘wonderful’ is the right word seeing as the world wasn’t wonderful in the book but I don’t know how else to describe it as it just sucked you right in!)
It was sooo very poignant. I have a little boy myself (he turned 1 only a few weeks ago) and this book really touched me. All throught I kept asking myself, What would I do were I in his position? Would I… Wouldn’t I…? What? I guess these are the questions that will never (I hope!) be answered.