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I have watched the adaptation of this book and enjoyed it very much. I am interested in reading this book and was wondering if I should bother with it.
It seems like good book with an interesting premise but seeing as I have an unusually large to read pile I don’t want to invest time in a novel that will disappoint . :x


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Post Re: Is this a worthwhile book to read?
Did you mention the title of the book? Am I missing something, what book are you referring to?



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You're talking about "The Road," right? It is very worthwhile! :)


Good plot, great description... it's not a "difficult" book by any means, although the subject matter is dark.


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Golly gee whiz Batman, thanks for solving the riddle.

Yes, it is worth while.



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Post Re: Is this a worthwhile book to read?
I guess I should have made it more clearer that I was indeed referring to The Road. :cry:

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I guess I will have to give it a go very soon.

Thanks for the replies. :D


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Post Re: Is this a worthwhile book to read?
I just watched the movie with my wife and we were pretty disappointed. We started watching it a few days ago and we turned it off because of how slow going it was, but then we decided tonight to give it another shot. So tonight we watched the second half of the movie.

All along I was hoping that the father and son would join up with another larger group migrating south. And then eventually we were thinking the larger group would arrive at an area with more people and less despair and darkness. I guess I just wanted something positive to happen. Them simply joining another family isn't exactly exciting to me.



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Yeah, I didn't like the movie as much as the book.


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I've read the book but I haven't watched the movie, which I've heard a lot of mixed opinions for. I personally didn't find it very interesting. Although, I still somehow found it enjoyable, probably because it's quite an easy read. I just found that not much happens throughout the novel; It doesn't use the standard intro-problem/climax-conclusion layout, its as if it stays in the introduction and your waiting for something to happen.
I would recommend it, but only for a very light read. And anyone who is searching for a hidden meaning within the story I believe Cormac McCarthy said himself that "It's just a story".



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It's a thought provoking book. It made me realize how woefully unprepared we are for any type of cataclysmic event. It also was a good barometer for measuring what my response would be if I found myself in similar situations....The book was much better than the movie.


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Post Re: Is this a worthwhile book to read?
Since you show the movie , I would recommend you read Blood Meridian by the same author instead of The Road.



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Anything Cormac has written is WELL worth anyones time. His style has a unique rythm, but the content will leave you breathless.


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I read the book but haven't seen the movie. It's definitely dark and apocalyptic, but it's a very good read. The unusual voice of the narrator made the book interesting. Hope you enjoy (or have enjoyed it)!



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Yes, yes, yes - definitely read it!!



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Post Re: Is this a worthwhile book to read?
I had just seen the movie too and in reading in a response above that there is a unique narrator, I am going to give the book a chance. I didn't like the movie that much, I felt there were better post-apocalyptic movies out there. But then so much gets lost from the narrative of a book to that of a movie.



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Post Re: Is this a worthwhile book to read?
My first day on this forum was Saturday, April 23rd....after reading forum members posts on The Road I bought it and read it....surfed it would actually be a better word, as it propelled me like a huge wave through an experience both horrifying and riveting.....


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