The standard book review is great, but sharing my favorite quotes seem to be the best way to really show people how great a novel is.
Here are the lines from the legendary, Pulitzer Prize winning Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.
-What would you do if I died?
If you died I would want to die too.
So you could be with me?
Yes. So I could be with you.
-He rose and stood tottering in that bare cold autistic dark with his arms outheld for balance while the vestibular calculations in his skull cranked out their reckonings.
-They stood on the far shore of a river and called to him. Tattered gods slouching in their rags across the water.
-All this like some ancient anointing. So be it. Evoke the forms. Where you’ve nothing else construct ceremonies out of thin air and breathe upon them.
-My job is to take care of you. I was appointed to do that by god.I will kill anyone who touches you.
-What he could bear in the waking world he could not by night and he sat awake for fear the dream would return.
-He looked down at the old man. Perhaps he’d turn into a god and they to trees.
-What you put in your head is there forever?
-Perhaps in the world’s destruction it would be possible at last to see how it was made.