Everyone said it would blow me away and it has—or at least it still is. I'm currently halfway through reading THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy and I can honestly say I've never read a book like it. I haven't seen the movie yet—don't want to till I'm finished the book. His choice of words is so concise and beautiful and haunting and poetic that it leaves me breathless. He has created something that no other mind can create and no other fingers could write. Every sentence is important and powerful (which is why it's taking me so long to read). All the better; I'm feeling every step of this terrifying journey.
"In those first years the roads were peopled with refugees shrouded up in their clothing...The frailty of everything revealed at last. Old and troubling issues resolved into nothingness and night. The last instance of a thing takes the class with it. Turns out the light and is gone."