Monday, September 21, 2009

Based on the Book

The Road is being released in theatres on October 16th, and I sure do hope that we get the movie here in Alliance! If it's anywhere near as good as the book, it will be a winner for sure.
The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food-—and each other.

The story and subject matter is pretty dark, but very moving. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007. It is available for checkout and can be found at call number FIC COR.

Here's a trailer:

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