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Obwohl sie nicht wissen was sie dort erwartet Die Geschichte der beiden ist eine düstere Parabel auf das Leben und sie erzählt von der herzzerreißenden Liebe eines Vaters zu seinem Soh. How to Write Like Cormac McCarthy1 Make sure the first sentence contains a verb2 But neither the second3 Nor the third4 Repeat until finished 5 Or sooner deterredWe'll Become Well EventuallyThe Boy PapaPapa YesThe Boy What's thisPapa It's an apostropheThe Boy What does it doPapa It takes two words and turns them into a contractionThe Boy Is that goodPapa Years ago people used to think it was goodThe Boy What about nowPapa Not many people use them nowThe Boy Does the world already have enough contractions PapaPapa I hadn't thought of it like that But you might be on to somethingThe Boy What difference would it make if we threw away all the apostrophesPapa Not much I don't thinkThe Boy I wonder if we could get rid of the apostrophe then maybePapa YesThe Boy You could say we'll be wellPapa You're right You know But it could get confusing If you wrote it down Without an apostrophe Well be wellThe Boy But really Papa if we could take away just one apostrophe do you think we'll become well Eventually All of usPapa We could The Boy Well then if we can get rid of all of the apostrophes we willPapa But then there wouldn't be any contractions The Boy PapaPapa Haha I wish your grammar could hear you talkingIn Praise of the Verb to GrowOut of ashen gray Freuently grow sentencesOf colored beautyAll Things of Grace and BeautyAn Assemblage of Favourite Sentences Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the world No fall but preceded by a declination He caught it in his hand and watched it expire there like the last host of christendom No one travelled this land Ever's a long time Creedless shells of men tottering down the causeways like migrants in a feverland The sparks rushed upward and died in the starless dark On this road there are no godspoke men How does the never to be differ from what never was By day the banished sun circles the earth like a grieving mother with a lamp The ash fell on the snow until it was all but black Paths of feral fire in the coagulate sands The day providential to itself All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance of pain We're survivors he told her across the flame of the lamp A black billcap with the logo of some vanished enterprise embroidered across the front of it In the darkness and the silence he could see bits of light that appeared random on the night grid The sacred idiom shorn of its referents and so of its reality The dark serpentine of a dead vine running down it like the track of some enterprise on a graph A single bit of sediment coiling in the jar on some slow hydraulic axis a pale palimpsest of advertisements for goods which no longer existed The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth There is no God and we are his prophets They are watching for a thing that even death cannot undo Like the desolation of some alien sea breaking on the shores of a world unheard of One vast salt sepulchre There were few nights lying in the dark when he did not envy the dead I will not send you into the darkness alone The mudstained shapes of flooded cities burned to the waterline A living man spoke these lines Ten thousand dreams ensepulchred within their crozzled hearts The ponderous counterspectacle of things ceasing to be The sweeping waste hydroptic and coldly secular There is no prophet in the earth's long chronicle who's not honored here today Nick Cave Warren Ellis The Beach The Road Soundtrack Dystopian Ending Haikuview spoilerIn the silver lightOf the moon above the beach A big suid ate them hide spoiler

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Die Welt nach dem Ende der Welt Ein Mann und ein Kind schleppen sich durch ein verbranntes Amerika Nichts bewegt sich in der zerstörten Landschaft nur die Asche im Wind Es ist eiskalt de. This wasn't nearly as funny as everybody says it is

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R Schnee schimmert grau Sie haben kaum etwas bei sich ihre Kleider am Leib einen Einkaufswagen mit der nötigsten Habe und einen Revolver mit zwei Schuss Munition Ihr Ziel ist die Küste. I'm a terrible person because I didn't really like The Road and I'm not sure how I feel about Cormac McCarthy Honestly I think there's something wrong with me I just finished reading The Road today it only took a couple of hours to get through because it's not that long a book and I think it was a good way to read it because I felt really immersed in the story which is told like one long run on nightmare of poetic import The characters don't get uotation marks when they speak and for some reason McCarthy also does away with the apostrophes in words like couldn't and shouldn't I'm still not really sure why that was necessary it seemed a little unjustified The story is set in a post apocalyptic world but the apocalypse itself is never really described or explained I still don't really know why the world is the way it is as the story begins other than that everything suddenly started burning and there are few survivors What survivors remain are generally split into good guys and bad guys the good guys are just trying to get by and the bad guys usually kill and eat people and steal their things A man and his boy are walking south yet we never really know why to get to what Even the man whose plan this is never explains the rationale than once when he thinks that it will be warmer there We're meant to think that they're in America I think only there's little indicators of an American world or otherwise At one point near the end of the book most of the artifacts they find are written in Spanish which led me to think they had made it to Mexico possibly but it still snows there I think which would be unusual In other words there are few concrete details and a lot of small conversations between the man and the boy the man usually says we have to keep going or we have to stay and the boy says i'm scared or don't leave me and the man says Don't be scared or Okay That was probably my biggest frustration with the book the mundane repetitiveness of the dialogue While many will argue that that criticism is exactly what the author intended along with the amorphous location and lack of details in order to bring about the black ethos of the novel's post apocalypse I just felt like it made for an uninteresting read The language is definitely poetic and it's peppered with abstract observations about the world or life or death but I wasn't very moved by them or the story I didn't feel like I got to know the characters any better as the story went along they remained distant to me emotionally endless travelers that I could empathize with as you would empathize with any soul wandering a post apocalyptic desert but I didn't really feel close to anything that happened because the narrative's disjointed and abstract tone just pushed me away as much as it made me reflect on apocalypse I read José Saramago's novel Blindness a year or two ago and to be honest felt that it dealt with mass epidemic of an apocalyptic nature in a much convincing original and powerful way It contains language of stunning beauty dialogue that lacks distinction and punctuation and dire situations but the characters are infinitely real compelling and the situations far disturbing What McCarthy only hints at Saramago dares to depict throughout BlindnessSo like I said I'm sure I'm a terrible person and there's just something that I'm not getting but I was really disappointed by The Road and generally find McCarthy and unenjoyable read

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  • The Road
  • Cormac McCarthy
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  • 11 January 2019
  • 9783935125758

About the Author: Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic western and post apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name which won four Academy Awards including Best PictureHis earlier Blood M

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