Off-topic book review: The Road

One-word review of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: Wow.

Two-word review of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: Oh my.

Rejected marketing slogan for Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: “And you thought YOUR life sucked.”

Rejected tie-in for Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: Special Father’s Day edition, wrapped in a tarp with wooden bullets and replica pistol inside.

Rejected advertising for Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: Small signs in grocery store shopping carts that said: “Keep this cart in case of Apocalypse,” and “Don’t forget the canned peaches.”

Top 5 Signs That You May Be a Character in a Cormac McCarthy book:

  1. You don’t have a name, or if you do, you don’t use it often enough so it gets confusing when you converse with other people (who may or may not have names).
  2. You take creative license with contractions.
  3. Life is tough … and then something really, really bad happens to you.
  4. You don’t speak in quotes, so your conversations may be hard to follow.
  5. Your Facebook relationship status says: “Hard to Explain”

A haiku review of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road:

“The Road” is written

With beautiful prose looking

Over ugly worlds.

A fanboy’s review of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: “Only zombies would have made it better.”

Something that will never happen with Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: The Road: The Musical.

… but that’s a little off-topic.

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5 thoughts on “Off-topic book review: The Road

    • Thank you, Bits-n-Books! I loved this book. Your review is much better for anyone who actually wants a review!

      Thanks for reading!

    • I’ll have to check that one out. I read All the Pretty Horses (liked it so much I gave a copy to my pop), so I figured I should get around to the rest of that trilogy.

      Thanks for checking out the post and, most of all, thanks for commenting!

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