I am currently reading The Road
by Cormac McCarthy, I watched a few minutes of the movie until the DVD stopped working, it was very bleak in that it shows the world to be completely lost and humanity and all life on Earth on the brink of utter extinction. Even for its bleakness its a rather touching story. I have decided to not watch the rest of the movie until I have read the book, this is my brief review of the story (so far).
There is no future for the Earth, an unknown catastrophe has killed nearly 90% of all life, the survivors are the unlucky ones. Each day there is very little sunlight which is forever masked by gray clouds and ash, the days are getting colder and even more unbearable. A father and his son push a rusty cart with some meager belongings on a deathly silent and haunting road south to escape the cold of the coming winter, it has been years since they both had a proper meal, now it is whatever scraps they can find in the remnants of civilization. Their bond and humanity is their only drive to live out their days, others have lost their humanity, turning cannibalistic and taking human flesh as their means to survive. There is nearly no food in the world.
Only two bullets and a pistol stands between their lives and their departure from this abandoned world...
When I finish the book I will write more about it, if you have a weak heart it can be difficult to watch/read this movie/book, even though its set in a world devoid of life and full of ruin and hell, the main story is the love and bond of father and son, this is no Book of Eli
with a set of comical characters and twisted towns, this is simply a story of a father and son trying to survive as long as they can each day in an unforgiving world.
The Road - Additional info
The movie - [link]
The novel - [link]
On a different note, things are looking up for me career wise
But I have been busy with work, expect some art soon!