The 5th book of 2019 is another novel.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a dark yet emotionally stirring book. Set in a post apocolyptic world that has had sunlight, nature and humanity scorched into oblivion by some unknown and unestablished force. There is a certain undertone, that this force is a punishment from God, in reflection of some modern day version of Sodom & Gomorrah, but the biblical references are not the theme of the story and are not prevalent enough to make The Road a religeous allegory.
Rather, what we’re treated to is a journey of hope, strength and of an ultimate bond so strong between a father and his son in the most dangerous and heinous of surroundings.
Water and food are so scarce that humankind had delved to the depths of cannabilism in order to feed. The human soul has been corrupted by the freedom of a complete collapse in society, law and order.
Now there are only those that carry the fire that show any remnants of the fading embers of pure intentions from the previous world.
We follow the journey of the man and his son in this world breathing it’s last breath - thoughout hope and despair, whilst being completely absorbed by the loving bond between the father and infant son, and the lengths the father will go to in order to protect his son and keep the fire alive…
It’s a pretty epic book…