Review of "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy

This was the first book I have read by Cormac McCarthy. Now I see why my literary friends rave so much about this author. His stark, simplistic prose cut to the bone. In 'The Road" an old man and his young son, neither who are ever named, are traveling a road in a futuristic world that is near its end. Everywhere there is fire, ash, death and sorrow. But along their journey, no matter the insurmountable odds and the danger they face trying to survive, their love and dependence on each other grows stronger. McCarthy has created a masterpiece of symbolism for our journey through this life. I was deeply moved by this book and will not soon forget the lessons that I learned.