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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Road

I started The Road this afternoon. It was a windy, cold and rainy day which is just perfect because the story is very gray. You can almost feel the ash that covers everything in the story.

I'm enjoying McCarthy's use of words and how he makes words that you have to think about. Words that I don't think are real words but you know exactly what he means. Some examples are on page 3 "rimstone pool".

Some lines have really stood out to me. On page 11 "If only my heart were stone." I think he means that the trials and hard times of life really hurt us and it would be easier if we didn't have feelings.

I'm on page 100 now and I'll get back to my reading.

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