Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
This was just named as one of NPR's "Top 100 Best Beach Books Ever", and I have to say, while I think it's a great work of literature, I would not consider it to be a good beach book. You're supposed to have fun at the beach, to relax, to bask in the sun and enjoy yourself. But this is not a happy book. It is a quick read, most likely because you want to get it out of your head as soon as possible, to plow through the nightmare head on but not to linger long enough to really comprehend the horror. So, I highly recommend it, just not for vacation reading. It might be kind of a bummer.