Read “The Road” today. Still not sure what I think about it and still rather unsure just what exactly it was about. To me it seems to be some sort of obvious statement and exploration about devotion, human condition, and, I think, man’s selfish nature versus his ‘humanitarian’ one and how it does or does not reward that behavior. Much like how ‘Moby Dick’ wasnt a book about whaling, but rather a book about the price of revenge and obsession using the whaling story as a stage for presenting ideas and metaphors, I think ‘The Road’ is the same way – an allegory that uses a post-apocalyptic setting to present its explorations and examples.
And it makes me uber grateful to live in a country where I dont even have to get out of my chair to have delicious hot food delivered to my door.