La carretera

La carretera Inquietante y l cida la ltima novela del gran Cormac McCarthy tiene como escenario un terreno bald o un p ramo carbonizado que es lo nico que queda de lo que alguna vez fue Norteam rica Ya no existe

Inquietante y l cida, la ltima novela del gran Cormac McCarthy tiene como escenario un terreno bald o, un p ramo carbonizado que es lo nico que queda de lo que alguna vez fue Norteam rica Ya no existe m s vida sobre la tierra que la humana y los hombres se comen los unos a los otros Un padre y su hijo recorren este mundo apocal ptico sin saber cu l es su destino El prInquietante y l cida, la ltima novela del gran Cormac McCarthy tiene como escenario un terreno bald o, un p ramo carbonizado que es lo nico que queda de lo que alguna vez fue Norteam rica Ya no existe m s vida sobre la tierra que la humana y los hombres se comen los unos a los otros Un padre y su hijo recorren este mundo apocal ptico sin saber cu l es su destino El protagonista recuerda los viejos tiempos, pero no sabe con certeza si esa memoria no es m s que un mito, una necesidad de crear una historia fundacional que d sentido a la desolaci n que le rodea.Una demoledora f bula sobre el futuro del ser humano, destinada a convertirse en la obra maestra del autor.

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  1. Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.His earlier Blood Meridian 1985 was among Time Magazine s poll of 100 best English language books published between 1925 and 2005 and he placed joint runner up for a similar title in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner.In 2009, Cormac McCarthy won the PEN Saul Bellow Award, a lifetime achievement award given by the PEN American Center.

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  1. The Road is unsteady and repetitive now aping Melville, now Hemingway but it is less a seamless blend than a reanimated corpse sewn together from dead parts into a lumbering, incongruous whole, then jolted to ignoble half life by McCarthy s grand reputation with Hollywood Filmmakers and incestuous award committees.In 96, NYU Professor Alan Sokal submitted a paper for publication to several scientific journals He made it so complex and full of jargon the average person wouldn t be able to make he [...]



  2. I really feel compelled to write up a review of McCarthy s The Road as this book really worked for me for those of you who haven t read it, there are no real spoilers below, only random quotes and thematic commentary I read it last night in one sitting Hours of almost nonstop reading I found it to be an excellent book on so many levels that I am at a loss as to where to begin It was at once gripping, terrifying, utterly heart wrenching, and completely beautiful I have read most of McCarthy s oth [...]


  3. He palmed the spartan book with black cover and set out in the gray morning Grayness, ashen Ashen in face Ashen in the sky.He set out for the road, the book in hand Bleakness, grayness Nothing but gray, always.He was tired and hungry Coughing The coughing had gotten worse He felt like he might die But he couldn t die Not yet.The boy depended on him.He walked down the road, awaiting the creaking bus It trundled from somewhere, through the gray fog The ashen gray fog.He stepped aboard, spartan boo [...]


  4. A few years back, I have watched The Road on HBO I actually like the film, and I think it s well crafted I held back on reading the book for a while since the movie seemed pretty straightforward and powerful enough to convey the story An opportunity presented itself though, when I got hold of a copy on the last day of The Annual Library Book Sale Since I can t seem to get enough of dreary stories lately, I have decided to read this one right away The Road is a novel by an American master It has [...]


  5. I m a terrible person because I didn t really like The Road and I m not sure how I feel about Cormac McCarthy Honestly, I think there s something wrong with me I just finished reading The Road today it only took a couple of hours to get through, because it s not that long a book, and I think it was a good way to read it because I felt really immersed in the story, which is told like one long run on nightmare of poetic import The characters don t get quotation marks when they speak, and for some [...]


  6. The Roadis a truly disturbing book it is absorbing, mystifying and completely harrowing Simply because it shows us how man could act given the right circumstances it s a terrifying concept because it could also be a true one.It isn t a book that gives you any answers, you have to put the pieces together and presume For whatever reason, be it nuclear war or environmental collapse, the world has gone to hell It is a wasteland of perpetual greyness and ash Very little grows any, and the air itself [...]


  7. The view that there are two independent, primal forces in the universe, one good and one evil, is called dualism According to dualism, the good God does the best he can to promote good and combat evil but he can only do so much since evil is a powerful counterforce in its own right The ancient Gnostics were dualists with their scriptures emphasizing the mythic rather than the historic and positing our evil world of matter created not by an all powerful God but by a flawed deity called the Demiur [...]


  8. So I generally don t hate books Recently when joining a face2face club they asked which book I disliked the most and had no answer Well I want to thank Cormac McCarthy for giving me something to be able to put there.Having heard the buzz about this book and having seen the plethora of positive reviews, I felt compelled to write my own if only to be that voice of reason in a wilderness of pretentious insanity Cormac s McCarthy s The Road, I can honestly say, is the worst book I have ever read I a [...]


  9. How to Write Like Cormac McCarthy1 Make sure the first sentence contains a verb.2 But neither the second.3 Nor the third.4 Repeat until finished 5 Or sooner deterred.We ll Become Well EventuallyThe Boy Papa Papa Yes The Boy What s this Papa It s an apostrophe.The Boy What does it do Papa It takes two words and turns them into a contraction.The Boy Is that good Papa Years ago people used to think it was good.The Boy What about now Papa Not many people use them now.The Boy Does the world already h [...]


  10. I finished this novel quite a few days ago Normally, I would hop right up and start composing my little ramble, publish whatever nonsense came out, and go about my day This novel, however, left me feeling like an incubus was on my chest, paralyzing my brain and limiting my mobility I set it down and stared at the ceiling I rolled around in bed feeling anxious and nostalgic and terrible and serene I hid it in my backpack so I wouldn t continue to be tortured by seeing the spine, and contemplating [...]


  11. A good friend gave this to me to read I told him I already had an audiobook working and he said, you ll want to read this one I could barely put it down Mesmerizing McCarthy s prose is simple, fable like, yet also lyrical, like a minamalistic poet The portrait he has painted is dark and foreboding, difficult and painful, yet he carries the fire throughout, a spark of hope and love that must be his central message to the reader Having read the book, not sure if I want to see the film, it may spoi [...]


  12. This is one of the saddest books about a father and child that I have ever read in my life yet There were a couple of happy times Not so much though Mel


  13. I have nightmares similar to what Cormac McCarthy depicted in his book.I m with my family Sometimes, it s just my son and I The dystopia might not be the nuclear winter portrayed here, but it has the same type of vibe Rampant fear and chaos, breakdown of society, everyone pitted against everyone else and my only thought is to somehow hold my family together and protect them.Or we re traveling or holed up somewhere and everything is quiet and we re suddenly overrun.Fear is the core Fear is the mo [...]



  14. A 84% Very GoodNotes Dreamlike and deeply moving, it s thin on plot, with dialogue that s often genius, but also inauthentic and repetitive.


  15. The main point I want to deal with is how I managed to walk away from this book with a trenchant sense of gratitude at the forefront of my mind I certainly won t mislead and paint this story as one that directly radiates things to be happy about, but I do think it does so indirectly and the term happy is far too facile for my purposes here This is an extremely dark tale of a world passed through a proverbial dissolvent A world stripped of its major ecological systems Small pockets of homo sapien [...]


  16. I just read some guy s review of The Road that contained the following In the three hours that I read this book I found myself crying, laughing, shouting, and most of the time my lip was trembling As soon as I finished it, I sat there feeling numb, but not in a bad way, actually sort of like I was high Wow, dude I mean, really Your lip was trembling And you felt high And your lip was trembling Pherphuxake, what do you even say to someone like that The Road by Cormac McCarthy is an awful, awful b [...]


  17. I m trying to find solace in the fact that I m probably not the only one to be humiliatingly hoodwinked into taking the time to read Cormac McCarthy s much celebrated yawn fest The Road , although this hardly makes this bamboozling something to boast about In spite of the fact approximately three fourths of the world seemed to readily embrace this as worthy fare, I managed to keep my distance for some time, mainly through ignorance of the general plot of the book and my usual stubborn reluctance [...]


  18. A man and his young son are traveling along a highway, hoping to get far enough south to avoid the onslaught of winter It is a post apocalyptic landscape, heavy with ash, in which you can hear the absence of birds chirping or bugs buzzing The language is remarkable I was reminded of Thomas Hardy for beauty of language, but it is a different sort of beauty McCarthy uses short declaratives, as if even language was short of breath in the devastation, and terrorizes generations of elementary school [...]


  19. The road is a promise A father and a son, survivors of an anonymous apocalypse, hold on to that promise Cormac McCarthy follows them closely on their march through barren wastelands, dead forests and decaying towns The footsteps they leave in the ubiquitous dust are swept away by the cold ashen breath of the grey earth Whatever gets left behind ceases to exist The promise is brittle Hold on to it too tightly, dream of it too violently, and both the promise and the road will turn to dust, leaving [...]


  20. Phew This is a brilliant, bleak, beautiful book, but an emotionally harrowing one, albeit with uplifting aspects they always cling to a sliver of hope, however tenuous OTThere isn t much But that s fine by me In the near future, a man and his son traipse south, across a cold, barren, ash ridden and abandoned land, pushing all their worldly goods in a wonky shopping trolley They scavenge to survive and are ever fearful of attack, especially as some of the few survivors have resorted to cannibalis [...]


  21. Excuse me please while I cover my face with my hands and quietly sob.In a scorched and dangerous post apocalyptic America, an unnamed father and son scavenge for food, look for shelter and try to avoid bandits and people who ve resorted to cannibalism The two, pushing along their rusty cart, travel the road simply because they must The alternative is death.I admire the fact that there s no explanation about how the end of the world happened and why certain people survived There are a couple of f [...]


  22. The Road is a painful, beautiful, horrifying, heartfelt, and compelling novel about a father and his son that astounded me from its opening pages through to its conclusion I ve made known my disparagement for post apocalyptic stories, which all seem to eventually fall into the same tropes ad museum You ve read or watched the stories where one band of survivors tries to survive only to run into another band of survivors who, despite initial appearances, have devolved from society into little tha [...]


  23. Ladies and gentlemen of , I present to you my first five star review of 2018 The Road by Cormac McCarthy And, ladies and gentlemen of , here is the crazy thing This is my THIRD time reading the book My THIRD time And y all wanna know how many stars I rated this book last time TWO TWO WHOLE STARS I didn t even write a review I just gave it two stars and moved on with my life And now here I am with a five star review, and, folks, I can t even explain what s happened to me I don t know why I ve had [...]


  24. Five StarsFor Brilliant Story Telling It really doesn t get any better than this The story is a journey, an epic journey, a hero s journey The prose is sparse and real in its immediacy We not only read it but feel it, smell it, taste it That is a rare treat for any reader.Five StarsFor Best Father and Son Relationship The father and his son in this book have such a strong bond, it is both heart wrenching and inspiring to share it On their long journey, they teach each other, mostly by example, h [...]


  25. I seem to be the last one on the planet to have read this Dystopian Masterpiece destined to go down in history as blah blah blah Yeah, it s good Simple tale told extremely simply Poetic in places, very realistic in almost all ways, and it was true to human nature, both in the good and in the bad.People are scared It s how we deal with the fear that makes us good people or average or just plain bad.This is true at all times, of course, not just when the rubber tires on the highway have melted int [...]


  26. This book is shocking, loving, groundbreakingly impressive, beautifully written I read through it without breathing, I mean I just had to know what was coming on the next page, and cried several times Without a doubt one of the best books, if not the best, I read, ever


  27. There are some books which literally sweep you of your feet and leave you gasping for breath As one grows older and the reading palate jaded, the chance of finding such a book becomes rarer and rarer so the actual discovery of one is all the delightful.The Road by Cormac McCarthy is such a book.By all means, the story ought to have been a cliche it explores the hackneyed dystopic theme of a group of people moving across a blasted landscape The fact that it turns out to be one of the most power [...]


  28. Terror Stark naked, clear as the day and indelible in its intensity Terror that turns its unflinching gaze on you, commanding you to quake in your boots and disintegrate into pieces This book is that kind of cold dread that seeps into your blood like insidious venom and drains away your strength in a steady, agonizing trickle as you read along The horror of being stranded in a world, where the living live on either to become sustenance for other survivors or to hunt and feast on fellow brethren [...]


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