The Road

A man and his son struggle to survive whilst preserving their humanity in a world where it has all but disappeared...

We join the characters after they've been on the road for some time. Sleeping on the ground under blankets and a tarp.

It is a constant struggle to find food. The have to search everywhere for scraps.

Whilst trying to avoid contact with other humans who have resorted to cannibalism.

I'll be honest, I didn't enjoy reading this too much. It's a great book and a great story but every time I picked up my Kindle to read it, I dreaded it because I didn't want to make another visit the world of these characters. It's filled with unimaginable hardship and you really do wonder how these characters find the strength to keep going when everything crumbles around them.

I was a little disappointed with the final few scenes. I felt the build up of the character relationship between the father and the boy throughout the book came to a somewhat anti-climactic conclusion. Having seen the film adaptation, I feel it does a better job of portraying the emotion of such a heart-wrenching series of scenes.

Despite the dark and dreadful landscapes depicted in the book, at the heart of it is a story about a father's love for his son and the lengths he will go to to protect him in a world of madness and it really makes you think about all the things we take for granted in life.