is "the road" by cormac mccarthy worth reading?

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  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i'm in the market for something interesting to read that doesn't involve professional journals or ceu materials.

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    Yes sir...it is fantastic. One of the few books to really move me. I really loved it.
     
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    It's uplifting. A triumph for the soul.
     
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    Yes, You felt like you were there experiencing everything with them.

    recommended.
     
  5. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i'm not sure if i should trust the reviews other than dough's. :jj:
     
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    Yes, but it the opposite of this. :D

    His writing style is quite good.
     
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    read Lolita
     
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    It's story of triumph of the human spirit. You will laugh, you will cry, you will lose control of your bowels.
     
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    trust me now or you can trust me later
     
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    A lot of disturbing and heart-wrenching parts, but its so beautifully composed.

    Dinkus, its a quick read.....and that's coming from a person who reads slowly.
     
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    If you want to send me your address, I'll mail you my copy.
     
  12. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i trust you wig! it's that shifty gitfiddle i'm giving the squint eye to. :c
     
  13. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    aww, that's so nice! my office is a hop skip and a jump from a university bookstore so i think i'll pop over there tomorrow for coffee/lunch and pick it up. but that is a super super nice offer. :wub:
     
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    "Feel good hit of the summer" - Sally Macbromowitz, New York Times.
     
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    Dink... Read Child of God first. Lesser known but a great book. Quick read.
     
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    I laughed, I cried, I fudged my undies.
     
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    Anytime, my friend. :toptip:

    Its cold as heck where you live right now, so its gonna be even more dramatic to you. It will build a certain atmosphere.
     
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    This is a great summation of the book...honestly, the power in CM's prose is almost too much to bear at times...tough stuff...but rewarding.

    Honestly, Dink, his style really dragged visceral images into my head.
     
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    [h=2]Argument over aliens escalates to sex-act with silver handgun, alleged death threat[/h] Santa Fe, NM (KTSM) — Jennifer McCarthy, the ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy was arrested by Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday afternoon following a bizarre domestic disturbance with her current boyfriend.
    According to Santa Fe Sheriff’s statement of probable cause obtained Wednesday afternoon, McCarthy and her unnamed boyfriend became involved in an altercation in their Santa Fe home shortly before 11am Saturday morning at 24 Aventura Rd.
    When responding officers arrived, McCarthy’s boyfriend advised Deputies that he and McCarthy had an argument about space aliens earlier in the morning and McCarthy left the home. She later returned, went directly into her bedroom and changed into lingerie. He advised deputies she had a silver handgun in her vagina and she proceeded to perform a sex-act on the silver Smith & Wesson. McCarthy then allegedly told her boyfriend “Who is crazy, you or me?” She then allegedly pulled the gun out of her vagina and pointed it at his head.
    McCarthy’s boyfriend said he feared for his life, so he grabbed the gun from her and put it in the bathroom toilet. McCarthy then went into the bathroom to retrieve the handgun and put it in the trash can outside of the residence.
    Deputies were able to locate a Smith and Wesson like the one described by McCarthy’s boyfriend in a trash can outside of the home.
    McCarthy stated to Deputies on the scene that she had been in an argument with her boyfriend earlier in the morning, but said that she only touched his shoulder with her index finger to aggravate him. She also claimed that her boyfriend placed his right hand on her neck and quickly let go and walked away from her. She stated that she was not in fear of her boyfriend during any point of the alleged incident. McCarthy confirmed to Santa Fe Sheriff’s Deputies that she did have a gun, but she was unsure of where it was located and that it had been “missing for a while.”
     
  20. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    will reading the road before child of god take away from the experience of either book? i have this urge to read the road, but if reading the other book first will improve the experience of either or both books, i'm down with that.