In celebration of Columbus’s sighting of land supposedly on this day in 1492, I don’t have to work today. Perhaps I should be celeb rating it old school style, contracting the black plauge or performing some obscure religious rite. Instead, I will be spending it finishing up Cormac McCarthy’s latest novel The Road, which so far has been one of the most depressing books I’ve read this year.
I’m reading THE ROAD right now too… Depressing, yes. But pretty amazing, right?
Oh my god, yes. I finished it yesterday. It’s a seriously good book. McCarthy manages to make what seems unthinkably horrible almost beautiful at times.