SLSS wrote:I've read that Pullman series a couple of times. I would recommend them for adults too. And Sometimes a Great Notion is one of my all time favorites. Try to find the movie made of it, with Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, called Never Give an Inch. Pretty darned good.ditchdoc wrote:Out of curiosity, for those who have read The Road, what is your opinion of what occurred to the world to cause the devastation? War, meteor impact, environmental disaster, what? The book never says, or I missed it completely.
Definitely had the impression that it was something brought about by man, which seems in keeping with McCarthy overall. That was a book that I hated til the last few pages, but couldn't put it down. Hated because of the constantly building despair, not because it was bad.
On a happier note- well, maybe more like McCarthy for kids- Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy is great. Probably 10 and up. My daughter tore through the Golden Compass when she was about 10, and couldn't wait for me to pick up the next two. I have to admit, I liked them as much as she did. Probably not the place to go if you think the church shouldn't be questioned.
Its been noted here that newbies sometimes get a rough treatment. Here is one response, written by Old Dog, that might help those thinking of making their first post understand a little bit about this place. After you read this take a moment (or two or three) and look around and get a sense of this place. If you're still interested make your intro and join the fray. —Jed