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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

garethreads's review

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dark sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

stefanhnatiw's review against another edition

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challenging dark sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

jamesyoungman's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

soben's review

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5.0

Such a good read, albeit desolate and ... seemingly hopeless. I could barely put the book down it was told well and captivating

tommyvaughn's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

tormentalidad's review against another edition

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3.0

Leí esta novela en un intento de saciar el vacío que me había dejado The Last of Us, porque se enmarca en ese contexto postapocalíptico, en este caso no con "zombies" sino con la crueldad humana. Si bien el contexto que ha provocado el colapso de la humanidad no llega a explicarse, sí deja claro qué situaciones están intentando evitar los personajes. Al final no deja de ser una novela que trata de profundizar en los protagonistas, en este caso un padre y un hijo del que no llegamos nunca a conocer los nombres, porque eso no es lo importante sino la relación que tejen ente ellos y el ambiente en su viaje por la carretera. Esta carretera también consigue ser una metáfora de la vida en definitiva y todas las cosas por las que tienen que pasar reflejan la tragedia del ser humano a último nivel. Las reflexiones que hace el autor acerca del futuro, de quiénes somos, de cómo hemos llegado hasta donde estamos... son posiblemente lo mejor del libro, a pesar de que los diálogos a veces son un poco ambiguos.

thomouser's review against another edition

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dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

lonik's review

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.75

rcy's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective tense

4.0

Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave.

katiegilley's review against another edition

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4.0

This is about a man and his son traveling south. Something has happened to the world - most people are dead, dying, or out to kill; homes and stores have been scavenged for food and supplies; there is no electricity, no running water; it is dangerous to meet and interact with anyone. The US (I assume it's the US) has turned into some sort of silent chaos. And this man and his son simply want to make it to the coast where it is warmer and hopefully they won't freeze to death. There are interesting scenarios that test their morality and their belief and trust in each other. returnreturnI would definitely recommend this, if for the simple reason that I want someone to talk about this with! I still have lots of questions - it was like watching an episode of Lost and re-watching the movie, The Mist. Very interesting.