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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Good Read


I spent the weekend reading Cormac McCarthy's "The Road."

Maybe you've read it--it won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 and a movie was made from it soon thereafter, which I haven't seen.

Hell, it was written like a screenplay, with striking imagery and naked dialogue.  A natural, like McCarthy had planned ahead for the big payoff.

A stunning book, if post-apocalyptic genres are your thing.  They're not mine generally, but this one transcended the form.

Not the least because the prose is like poetry in parts, but alas lost in others.

TS

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