Lit: The Road

Not the usual review format, but I wanted to take a break from posting excerpts and, instead, jot down some notes and thoughts from Cormac McCarthy’s The Road:

  • There is nothing more devastating than a child realizing the horrors of this world.
  • A father and son traveling down the lawless road. What could be more terrifying? A mother and daughter traveling down the lawless road.
  • They love each other so much. They love each other so much. 
  • What does love feel like in the apocalypse? Immense, powerful, dangerous, weak, small.
  • Survival of the fittest. Survival of the unforgiving, the relentless, the ruthless.
  • Sometimes no matter how ugly the day is, there will be something good to hang onto. There must be. There must be.
  • “You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.”
  • Read this book and you’ll feel like your gut was punched, ripped out, stomped on, shredded, and taped back together haphazardly. I can’t say that you’ll enjoy it but, goddamn, you’ll feel something.

Writing month, day ten, word count: 10,400

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