In an age when certain world leaders claim to be ready to bring nuclear annihilation at a moment’s notice, a book like this deserves our attention more than ever.
McCarthy’s bleak and harsh story of a man and his son making their way across a devastated America is a stark warning of what could happen should it all go pear-shaped with the press of a big red button, but the true majesty of this novel is the unswerving sense of humanity we see in the relationship between the protagonists.
Against all odds and in the face of terrifying hopelessness, the father does all he can to keep them both alive and, more importantly, sane in spite of everything they experience.
Written in a blunt and simple manner, The Road is a masterclass in storytelling that will draw you in and lead you by the hand to places you will hope to never see. (5)
By PSY 23
Published in Weed World Magazine Issue 133