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Ex Lion Tamer Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:30 PM
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Anybody reading Cormac McCarthy's new novel "The Road"?
A father and son wandering, trying to stay alive, after some apocalyptic event (appears to be a nuclear war).

Brutal. Terrifying.

It should be required reading. GWB and his ilk would be gone.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:32 PM
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1. I've been wanting to read this since I first read about it...
I guess I should just go ahead and get it (tho' in my defense, I'm trying to finish the also great "Octavian Nothing" by M.T. Anderson, and, ah, finish a book of my own...
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:36 PM
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2. First I've heard of it
I found No Country for Old Men a bit unsatisfying, but I like McCarthy's style so much that it was still a pleasure to read.

Did The Road just come out? That seems like an unusually quick turnaround for McCarthy! I'll have to check it out ASAP!
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Ex Lion Tamer Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:15 PM
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5. I felt the same about No Country For Old Men--
I liked it, but not as much as his previous books. But, hell, even when the story isn't great, his writing still amazes.

The Road came out last month, I think. I was also surprised at seeing a new book so quickly.

Be prepared: It's hellish. His writing is much more terse, but the themes are more devastating than anything he's written before. And yet there is a strange tenderness and beauty to it--you'll see what I mean.

Enjoy!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:41 PM
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3. i just checked my place in line at the library...162nd
:cry:

i put in my request when i first heard about it.
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:46 PM
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4. I'm #215
But I'm still reading "The Places in Between", and next up is "It Can't Happen Here".
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