The Road: Review

The Road tells a moving but wearying tale of a father and son plodding their way across a gray, desolate america, struggling to survive the elements, disease, and brutal survivors of a vague disaster that caused total societal collapse.

The Road is many things

  • A father-son bonding adventure
  • A horror story of the atrocities desperate people can inflict on each other
  • A thought piece on the meaning of life and civilization. Is it enough to simply survive? Are your accomplishments meaningless without others to share them with?
  • A cautionary tale about civilization-destroying war (likely nuclear)
Overall, The Road is pretty high on my list of dystopian novels.


  • Recommend? Yes
  • Buy as a gift? Maybe

Last modified on 24 Apr 2022 by AO

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