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The Road

Just finished reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I wept at its tragedy and beauty. I wonder if, like The Pursuit of Happyness, the story resonates with me more because I am a father of young boys and cannot imagine but can easily imagine feeling the weight of love and the weight of responsibility for a child under the most difficult of circumstances. The Road is a remarkable experience. Perhaps the best book I’ve ever read.

Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 11:55PM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell | Comments4 Comments

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I read that book, too. After finishing, I just wanted to shout to the entire world to just "BE STILL A MOMENT and LISTEN! YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST read this book! EVERYONE! I watched the author being interviewed on Oprah. He's an elderly gentleman with whom you could easily spend hours conversing. All during the book the Dad kept getting a series of "lucky" breaks. But it wasn't luck; WE know that, don't we?
February 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMom (Lizabeth)
Jan just pointed out to me that Cormac is also the author of the book turned movie and recent Oscar winner No Country for Old Men. Did you read that one?
February 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDad (JLR)
Yes. I saw the movie in Fairbanks at the Blue Loon. As a long time Cohen brothers fan, I was prepared to be pleased, but it surpassed my expectations. I went to the bookstore to buy the book, and that's when I found The Road. I bought both, and read both. No Country was good. The Road was better. I've recently read that The Road is set to be made into a movie soon. I hope the movie can do justice to the book.
February 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
You sold me - it's going in the queue!
February 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarry

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