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The Road

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Holy hell that was the most depressing thing I've ever read.

Seeing as they're planning to release the movie version during Christmas, I fully expect people offing themselves in the theater bathroom.

Ugh, I wish I could unread that book.

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Holy hell that was the most depressing thing I've ever read.

Seeing as they're planning to release the movie version during Christmas, I fully expect people offing themselves in the theater bathroom.

Ugh, I wish I could unread that book.

just read a synopsis...I think I will pass

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Great book. Not the best ending in the world, but absolutely compelling from start to finish. I think I read it within 24 hours. Couldn't put it down.

No way they can live up to it with the movie.

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I think the dude in your sig just read it too.

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the movie trailer looks interesting

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I think the dude in your sig just read it too.

:lol:

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I keep on picking it up at the store but never pull the trigger. I cry at the drop of a hat.

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This book doesn't make you cry. This book crushes your soul with despair.

I wish I could have cried.

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This book doesn't make you cry. This book crushes your soul with despair.

I wish I could have cried.

Cormac McCarthy is a bummer to read. Some of his books are interesting, but it seems like the underlying theme of all of his books is that evil will always win out over good. I've only read his more recent stuff, but I hear his Western genre stuff is great, although similarly dark/disturbing.

And they've already effed up the movie by crowbarring in a larger part for the role of the wife just b/c it's Charlize Theron.

I am sure if there were a disaster of the magnitude of the one in the book, things would get pretty bad pretty quick, but I don't think there would be roving bands of cannibals in the span of only 10 years.

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love that book.

i didn't find it soul-crushing at all.

/carrying the fire.

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Cormac McCarthy is a bummer to read. Some of his books are interesting, but it seems like the underlying theme of all of his books is that evil will always win out over good. I've only read his more recent stuff, but I hear his Western genre stuff is great, although similarly dark/disturbing.

And they've already effed up the movie by crowbarring in a larger part for the role of the wife just b/c it's Charlize Theron.

I am sure if there were a disaster of the magnitude of the one in the book, things would get pretty bad pretty quick, but I don't think there would be roving bands of cannibals in the span of only 10 years.

10 years is a little long

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The Road is great, but you can take what you want from the ending. Some see it as hopeful, some see it as another sign of mankind's impending extinction.

If you liked it, though, and you also like Westerny stuff, I'd recommend "Blood Meridian." Someone mentioned McCarthy's stuff is all about evil conquering good, and while I don't know if that's true, I do know Blood Meridian fits that description to a tee.

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