Monday, March 29, 2010

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Was up till 4:00 am finishing this book. While it's not something to cheer you up - a man and his son crossing a post-holocaustic America which has fallen into ruin, barbarism and cannibalism - it will make you appreciate the world you are living in right now! I'm still haunted by the image of a grey and dying planet and by the notion that men (as opposed to women) are guaranteed to descend into savagery as soon as civilised structures break down. The stuff of nightmares! Looking forward to viewing the film when it appears at The Mermaid Arts Centre here in Bray.

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