Hello, my lovely readers!
I recently shared my thoughts on Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road. Well, I stumbled upon the adaptation on Netflix. So let’s see what’s more captivating – book or movie?
In a post-apocalyptic America, a man and son keep walking. There’s nothing but ash and desolation surrounding them. No animals, no food, no shelter. They are heading for the coast, not even knowing what they will find there…
Book vs. Movie:
So let’s kick it off with some thoughts on the novel. The only word that adequately describes this novel is haunting.
There’s not much of an explanation what caused the terrible circumstances the father and son are now facing which makes the story even darker. While reading I had an uneasy feeling that I could never quite shake. The plot is somewhat repetitive with actually works perfectly with the overall theme of depression and no hope.
It took me a bit to get used to McCarthy’s writing style and to get into the story in general. But then I was hooked. I am still not the biggest fan of this writer’s style, but the story is captivating. It’s a rather short book, so nothing is lost in case you really don’t enjoy the story.
Let’s move on to the film!
The Road is a very well-made adaptation. I’m not 100% over the moon, but I was impressed with how well the story was translated to the screen.Continue reading