The Road, Cormac McCarthy Just finished this book, ironically I was on a road trip vacation and this book offered the starkest and darkest of contrasts to my little visit to the Magic Kingdom. Hard to put down,this tale of survival day by day of a father and son on the road in a post apocalyptic landscape "carrying the fire". The Road is also set to be released as a film Nov 26th staring Viggo Mortensen, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Kodi McPhee, Robert Duvall. I read a somewhat similar book many years ago called, Earth Abides by George R. Stewart which was very interesting as well and deals with different themes. I may have to find it again for another go. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!