The Road is one of the greatest indictments of the bourgeois novel of individual growth, the bildungsroman, the paradigmatic novelistic genre of the nineteenth century.
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The only way I could relate to the brutality of the fictitious cannibalism of The Road was through my experience with our country's health care system.
On the surface, The Road has enough drama and thrills to quench the craving of any Friday night movie buff. But its greatest impact will not be on the screen, but afterwards, in discussions about the vital issues it raises.
Opening soon: the movie made from the novel of The Road. I saw the preview and was impressed, so I picked up the book. And, to my surprise, it knocked me out.
Cormac McCarthy has written more than a dozen novels, several screenplays, two plays, two short stories, countless drafts, letters and more -- and nea...
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