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Reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road

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Today I was bored in my house looking for a book called Midas Touch, which I lost about six months ago... BUT suddenly I found The Road. I was surprised, so naturally I went immediately to ask my dad about it, what he thought of it and all he said was: Deep and disheartening, definitely a good read.

I want to be moved by TLOU the same way, I mean, not exactly the same way but at least be able to express in a few accurate words what this game will stand for. Hopefully it will be the masterpiece it is shaping to be.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde
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Apr 30, 2013

I haven't read the book but I love the movie. It really portrays the end of the world very well. 

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Apr 30, 2013

Let us know how you like it.

 

The Road severely depressed me when I first read it, but the message is awesome and the portrayal of post apocalyptic humanity extremely memorable and disturbing. I have a feeling... that TLoU is going to be as much of (if not more of) a tear jerker in the same sense that The Road was for me.

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Apr 30, 2013
Read the book before you watch the movie. The movie hardly does it justice.
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Apr 30, 2013
I've previously read No Country For Old Men Cormac McCarthy. It was a good story,but his writing style put me off. He rarely uses any punctuation - for example, he'll often write extremely long sentences with the word 'and' in it around 16 times. That's the main reason why I'm a bit reluctant to read The Road. Neil Druckmann said he was also influenced by A City of Thieves. It's not a post- apocalyptic title, but I really enjoyed it as it has similar themes. It's set during the siege of Stalingrad, and deals with issues like starvation and cannibalism in ways that are blackly comedic.
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Apr 30, 2013

I'm still reading No Easy Day. If I ever see the The Road for sale at a local shop I might get it. No rush. 

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Cormac McCarthy is my favorite author. I personally love his descriptive style but I can see why it may be off putting to some. If you guys want another good book by him, read Blood Meridian, Suttree, or All the Pretty Horses, which I am reading currently.
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Apr 30, 2013

Thanks for the replies. I will post my review here on this thread.

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That was such a good book, with an incredible movie adaptation.
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