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  • posted: November 12 @ 11:17am
just finished the road. can the movie be as good as the book? i will see.


KimJongIllness says:
I'll have to pick that one up... after I dig through the half dozen by my bed. ALMOST finished with Atlas Shrugged. THAT is an accomplishment.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:20am -
Tao Jones says:
yes it is
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:22am -
Tao Jones says:
i read this in about four hours, it was that engrossing.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:23am -
wiseacre says:
Be prepares to 1) never put the book down 2) feel utterly depressed 3) have your life altered for about 3 months 4) read something you'll wish you never read, but also feel thankful that Cormac explored them
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:24am -
wiseacre says:
the movie actually, as I hear, will be amazing and pretty close to the book.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:26am -
jnonfiction says:
Will the movie literally destroy me? I'm not sure I want to find out.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:27am -
Tao Jones says:
i want to know if the movie will include "a charred human infant headless and gutted and blackening on the spit."
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:28am -
Brian says:
I loved this book.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:30am -
wiseacre says:
@TaoJones that is exactly the part of the book that I wish I had never read, but all the while I think it had to be explored to get to the full depraved of where man had fallen (in their desperation to survive). Its horrific and amazing.

I think the movie will be like Schindlers List, a stunning movie that you can only see once.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:35am -
orangebeard says:
I'm going to probably be shamed, but I didn't care for the book. not that it was bad, just it wasn't as engrossing as I had thought it would be. although, the scenes I've seen for the movie trailer do look a lot better than the scenes looked in my head will reading the book. I must have been in a very happy state of mind when reading the book to not like it I guess. to which I will not apologize for.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:14pm -
mackle says:
I actually had a conversation about this book over the weekend (@kms was involved) that pointed out that it's secretly a really positive overall message. Granted, the bleak apocalyptic backdrop, severe circumstances and terrible scenarios the father and son find themselves in aren't all that happy but through all of it - 110% no matter what - they have this unbreakable love and perseverance. It sounds cheesy but it's really quite a remarkable bond the two display. Ultimately it has a very dark and harsh tone but if you keep that in mind, it truly is a positive tale.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:47pm -
Tao Jones says:
@orangebeard no shame at all. to each his own.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:49pm -
digihurl says:
i bought this book this weekend and look forward to reading it before the movies comes out.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:55pm -
ZFA says:
have you read "blood meridian" by cormac? in my all-time top five. border trilogy (especially "the crossing") is also worth reading.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:56pm -
michaeljstraub says:
Agreed with @ZFA . "Blood Meridian" is a fantastic book and at the top of my list. I am looking hella forward to "The Road" coming out.

Good for you for reading it before seeing the movie
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 2:48pm -
Sir Squire says:
Don't get me started. I've now read this novel six times. Six times. It doesn't get any easier.

As for the movie, it's a different beast. While I hope it'll be great, I doubt it will be. But it can't possibly do the same things the novel does. In a certain respect I hope it doesn't try -- I hope it understands that film is a different medium, one that results in different consequences than the written word.

And I'm with @ZFA and @michaeljstraub -- in my opinion, Blood Meridian is the single greatest contribution to American letters since Moby-Dick.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 6:04pm -
Sir Squire says:
King'd, by the way.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 6:09pm -
mattyc says:
Usually I find not.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:48pm -
ZFA says:
@Sir Squire - Moby Dick is my all time favorite book. To all reading this thread - be forewarned about Blood Meridian. It makes The Road look like Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Not for the faint of heart.
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 1:09pm -
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