A few thoughts on what caused the end of the world in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (via The Poplar Tree)

Just found this blog entry after watching The Road (again). I really need to fulfill the promise I made to myself to read the book. Anyway, this blogger pens a thought-provoking passage about what caused the apocalypse that sets off events in The Road.

Damn you, Cormac McCarthy! 🙂

How do you know if you were the last man on earth? He said. I don’t guess you would know it. You’d just be it. [pg180] In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, the end of the world begins with “A long shear of light and then a series of low percussions.” [p54]  The details are vague and could be applicable to a number of post-apocalyptic scenarios, but maybe they are the words of a man who witnessed the after-effects of a super volcanic eruption. In The Ro … Read More

via The Poplar Tree

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One response to “A few thoughts on what caused the end of the world in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (via The Poplar Tree)

  1. Hello, you really should read the book – it’s fantastic. It’s been on my mind for the past 12 months, ever since I watched the film last January.

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