The Road is the account of a man and his son after the world and most of the human race is destroyed. They plod along searching abandoned houses for food, clothing, and blankets as they make their way to the west coast in the dead of winter. The lack of food, animals have either not survived or been hunted to extinction, has turned some people to cannibalism. So they must avoid other people too, since they don’t know who is a bad guy.
This book doesn’t have a lot of action. It is mainly about this father and son living on the brink of death, just surviving. It is packed with emotions and how this pair respond to each other, how their relationship evolves and changes through these shared experiences.
I really liked this book but I ended it feeling really depressed . The Road has no nope throughout. Even during the few good parts you still feel like it’s only fleeting and they are constantly on the precipice of death. It’s quite heartbreaking. The things humanity has resorted to is extremely alarming and makes you wonder if there are any good people left.
The Road is excellent if you are looking for a depressing post apocalyptic read. It makes you question yourself and what you would do if you found yourself starving and there’s no food in sight. I give this one a 5 out of 5. I struggled with the rating only because it was so incredibly hopeless. I ended up deciding that was the intent of the story and gave it a 5 star rating anyway.