The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a father and son embark on a treacherous journey towards the coast, facing scarcity, danger, and the struggle to maintain their humanity. Their bond and determination fuel their survival in the face of relentless despair.

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Year of publication: 2006
Pages: 307
Project: dystopiaenvironmental




Plot Complexity: moderate
Language Complexity: moderate
Ideas Complexity: moderate

The Road features a plot with moderate complexity, language that is moderately complex but not highly sophisticated, and explores ideas that are thought-provoking but not overwhelmingly intricate. It is suitable for readers with a B2/C1 CEFR level of language proficiency.



A searing, post apocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.


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