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The Road

November 20, 2007
By Anonymous

The Road- Cormac McCarthy

What if the United State had been devastated by a nuclear war head made by Russia or some other nuclear war head holding country or terrorist group? What is this kind of book opinion of the future or a prediction of it?
This book is exactly what the title is, drab, plain, bleak. This book starts out the same way boring. A boy and his dad walk on a road and occasionally run in to a building or sometimes people. The people are so hungry that they will eat each other. It gets a little exciting when they enter a building. You get the felling that a person will just come around the corner and kill them. You want it to happen that is what kept me reading.
There is a little action like when the dad pulls a pistol out of no where and kills a guy. This poses a question, where did he get it? This makes you think of more questions. How did this happen? When did this happen? There are a lot of questions that go unanswered. Therefore this book has question of its own. Why does the reader do this? To get your attention or is it to get you thinking. I don't know but it made the book a little interesting.

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