Friday, August 10, 2007

"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy

Stark (befitting the apocalyptic story) and interesting (a flawed man's love for his sensitive son), it's neither poetic (his ungrammar distracts) nor revealing (starts/ends in limbo). This accounts for the diverse reviews on Amazon, and the "falling over themselves positive" reviews by the unsure media like praise for a star overlooked for a brilliant career and better performances. Still, It was a good nonstop read and will stay with me like Charlton Heston at the end of "Planet of the Apes", another apocalyptic story. 4 of 5 stars.

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