The RoadLarge Print - 2007
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A man and a boy, father and son, each the other's world entire, walk a road in the ashes of the late world. The man remembers the world before; as his memories die, so, too dies that world. The boy was born after everything changed. The man, dying, has a fierce paternal love and will to survive--... Read More »
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So many people rate this highly, but I just couldn't appreciate a graphic depiction of a post apocalyptic America. Maybe it was my state of mind but when I read, I don't want something dead depressing no matter how well written.
A boy and his father struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic United States.
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The blackness he woke to on those nights was sightless and impenetrable. A blackness to hurt your ears with listening.
This is my child, he said. I was a dead man's brains out of his hair. That is my job.