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Like The Onset Of Some Cold Glaucoma

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I’m not a massive fan of The Road but ultimately this critique of the book is no more persuasive than this one of the film.

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Written by Martin

21 January 2010 at 19:19

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  1. I AM a massive fan of The Road (my father told me that as a father he found it particularly emotionally resonant, and as a father now myself, I understand that), and I find both of those critiques annoying.

    I do find McCarthy’s writing a little difficult to get into– I’ve been unable to read more than one of his other books, despite starting another. I have to approach it as if it were poetry, and that’s hard to sustain for the length of a novel, let alone several books.

    jbrandt

    21 January 2010 at 22:02

  2. [...] time to watch an adaptation of a remorselessly grim text whose only joy comes from McCarthy’s inimitable prose? Secondly, Adam Roberts’s review of The Book Of Eli killed it dead for [...]


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