I've never been much of a reader. And while my education and profession often require it of me, I just don't read much recreationally. I could bore you with sad tales of ocular tendinitis (that's tendinitis of the eye) and the associated headaches that lead me to fantasize about eye patches. But, I'm just not a reader.
So, as a non-reader, I feel like it's a pretty big deal when I read a book. And when I finish a book, well that's something worth blogging about.
On my trip home to Utah last month I picked up this book at the airport bookstore.
My co-worker had mentioned it a few weeks before and said that it was good and short - and I thought, "ah-ha! maybe I could get through this." Because as much as I am a non-reader, I am notorious for starting books and putting them down. Sometimes I'll come back to them and sometimes I don't. Case in point, it took me nearly 10 years to finish Sophie's World, which is not a long book and fairly interesting.
The Road is incredibly dark, it's about the end of the world or what happens after the end of the world, and at the same time is strangely hopeful. It's not for those with a weak stomach, but it's good. It's the story of a father and son, and their journey through the ruins of a future America - a collapsed anarchical wasteland. It's all quite haunting...
Maybe if I stay unemployed long enough, I'll finish another. But let's hope that it doesn't come to that.