Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Putting the sensual in nonconsensual since 1984
I won't watch it.
Movies never do books justice, so once I have read something I will do everything possible to not have "my version" of it spoiled.
Having said that, The Road is supremely fucked up, but awesome at the same time. Very grim yet incredible.
Baby eater and man in cellar... Jesus, those parts in the book made me stop and re-read.
This quote sums up the book the best...
"What's the bravest thing you ever did?
He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said."
Anyway, IMO everyone should read the book. McCarthy's writing style is VERY fitting to the subject matter. It's pretty broken and terse and makes you feel more invested in the story, but at the same time it does not detract from getting the point across or make it lack in detail.
"He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it."
"Perhaps in the world's destruction it would be possible at last to see how it was made. Oceans, mountains. The ponderous counterspectacle of things ceasing to be. The sweeping waste, hydroptic and coldly secular. The silence."
EDIT: "Climate change"? Pffft. Even more reason to not watch it.
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