Day 22 – A Book That Makes You Cry

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

 

I apologise for the spoilers but the scene where the father dies was so upsetting that it made cry on the train.

It’s such a heavy but hopeful story and the love for the son is radiated so clearly that it really doesn’t surprise me that McCarthy said that he wrote it to show his son how much he meant to him (even if setting it in a post-apocalyptic wasteland is a morbid way of doing it).

It made me want to go home and hold my child and tell them that everything will be ok, which was a strange feeling to have considering that I don’t have children.

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