Fellow members of the McC book club, The month is up and so the time has arrived to discuss what we all thought of the book. I think a good way to do this would to have a few guided questions. feel free to answer any or none of them. 1) did you like the book? why or why not 2) Favorite scene? 3) Would you be interested in doing another book? This last book wasn't able to generate the in thread discussion and insight I think we are all looking for and depending on your responses we may or may not make the club a one and done.
This threads assumes everyone has finished the book so spoilers will be abound. Be warned if you have not finished it yet.
Personally I liked the book but didn't think it lived up to all the hype that surrounds it. The writing style for me was not a problem, nor the ending which are the biggest complaints I hear about the book. I think both were fitting and matched their setting and mood of the book. No to me the biggest problem was the lack of hope. I think McCarthy did a great job of connecting us with the father and son. We were glad when the father saved the son from the cannibal and glad when they were not captured but I never really felt like them escaping meant anything more than that eventually they were going to suffer some other horrible fate if not that one. I don't mind sad or depressing books but I do like at least to pretend that things might get better for the protagonist but McCarthy was just so good at creating a hopeless world that I believed him and knew the pair was doomed no matter if they reached their destination or not. Even when the son lived I didn't believe that things will get better for him really. And even depressing books shouldn't give you that feeling.
I would however recommend it to my friends. It really is brilliantly written and wants to make me read more McCarthy but I pray they are less depressing.