the-road-cormac-mccarthyI just finished reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I read it all in one sitting, finishing about 5 am this morning.  To sum it up in one word — Compelling.  I wouldn’t call it a good book.  This post-apocalyptic tale is stark, despairing, and terrible (in the sense of  “great and terrible”), and I couldn’t put it down.

It isn’t for everyone — but the prose is masterful, and I will not get the images out of my head for a long time.