Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This one is staying with me

This book kicked my ass.

Finished the last pages last night. It's one of those reads you just can't put down. McCarthy took me on a completely frightening post-apocalyptic journey. I lived inside the souls of this father and son, tripping through the lifeless terrain, groping in the dark, completely terrified by a Godless landscape. 

Its brilliance was in the contrast: a treacherous world so beautifully written; love and devotion against a completely hopeless backdrop; the will to survive when everything else that surrounds is completely devoid of life.

So utterly brilliant. I was equally crushed and inspired. This book kicked my ass.