Great writers challenge us with books about difficult subjects. They are the ones who enter the cave with a torch and shine the light on things we would rather not see up close. Cormac McCarthy is a great writer.
In previous works, like BLOOD MERIDIAN, he was not afraid to shine a light on subjects such as American violence. In this book, THE ROAD, McCarthy illuminates the ultimate nightmare that has haunted mankind since August 1945. This is a dystopian look at America, or what would be left of America, after a nuclear war. This is a book that stares, unblinking, straight into the abyss.
It is a masterpiece. THE ROAD might be one of the mos