Book: The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Recommend: This one is not for the faint of heart but worth the read.
I have heard so much about this book. It is mentioned almost constantly when discussing post-apocalyptic works as the standard to measure against and now that I’ve read it, I can completely understand why.
This story centers around a boy and his father as they travel through a burned out country where most of the people they meet are corpses or much worse. The lack of complete detail in this book about why the world is the way that it is actually adds to its intensity. You have no idea why the world burned or what caused their struggle, only that they fighting to stay alive in the grim world they are faced with.
Definitely worth picking up but the gore level and suicidal tendencies might keep younger readers from this one. Not easy to get through but well worth the journey.