Gigi Vernon's Blog – November 2007 Archive (1)

Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Loved it. Gorgeous, controlled, poetic writing. Loved the pacing and the structure of the short sections. Loved that the flashbacks have punctuation because punctuation=civilization, and the present post-apocalyptic sections have minimal punctuation=breakdown of civilization. The charaterization through dialogue and the slow revelation of the themes was fabulous. Such an interesting voice. It's been a long time since I encountered unfamiliar vocabulary in fiction.

Grim, though, very…


Added by Gigi Vernon on November 9, 2007 at 7:03am — 2 Comments

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