Finished July 4th, 2007
Dystopian Challenge Book #3
Book Awards Reading Challenge Book #1
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book as I have heard you either love it or hate it. It was hard for me to get into this book at the beginning however after about 75 pages into the book it was hard for me to put it down.
The book describes the journey of a Father and Son through postapocalyptic America and is bleak and haunting.
I was very curious about what happened to make America this way and whether it was restricted to the US or whether it happened to the whole world? You never do find out what happened and perhaps that is the point. I also found it interesting that the characters were not given names.
After finishing the book I was a little disappointed about certain aspects about the book such as the ending and no real plot however I now realize that these are the things that made the book. It was more about the journey rather than the destination and not about finding out how certain things came to be but about how the Father and Son dealt with them.
It is a book that lingers with you after you have finished reading it.