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I love Dystopian Literature. There’s something about the world gone wrong that gets me on the edge of my reading chair. So often, these books serve as a mirror for modern culture, a warning about what could be. Most Dystopian stories end in the triumph over “the man” or “the system” or “the powerful machine”. Humanity, despite being reduced to submissive lumps of flesh, still prevails. Humanity remains…well…human.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy has little to no triumph. McCarthy doesn’t even sprinkle hope amid the darkness, the cold, the terror. Humanity ends up prevailing in a very unexpected kind of victory. My heart broke over and over and over while reading this book.
It certainly did cause me to be grateful for the hope I have in life after death. If this was all there was, this life, then despair is the correct reaction. I wondered at the “man” in this novel who pushed on to survive with no hope of anything improving. Nothing but a future of suffering over and over.
Have you read The Road? If so, what did you think? Do you read Dystopian Literature (think 1984, The Hunger Games, Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World)? Tell me what you’ve read that’s left you feeling hopeless?