Why this book?
I believe if you want to show the brightest light, you should surround it with pitch dark. McCarthy writes a bleak tale that truly illuminates the love between a father and son. In the obscurity of dusk and ash, their bond becomes palpable. On exhibit is humankind’s grit, moments of joy amidst hardship, and hope. As always, his prose is stunningly gorgeous. Cormac McCarthy is one of the very best writers in the history of the craft. I read him, in part, to educate myself as an author.