[quote]Uncle Gabby wrote:
I just read Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”. Compared to his other stuff (which rocks), it sucked. If someone offers it to you, run away. Run away fast.
Really? I’d highly recommend The Road.
I liked it, and it only took like 2 hours to read, so it’s not like you’re investing a lot of time in it.[/quote]
I am a fan of McCarthy’s work. The border trilogy and No Country were great. Compared to the rest of his books, I thought The Road was depressing and rather pointless. I mean, the story was basically: Apocalypse occurs. Father and son decide to walk south for warmer weather. Look for food. Walk some more. Cough up blood due to ash. Look for food. Walk some more. Hide from cannibals. Walk some more. Almost die from starvation. Find food at the last minute (surprise!). Walk some more. Cough up more blood due to ash. Walk some more…
I would recommend many of his other works before this one.