Monday, August 06, 2007


Read bin
Reading Cormac McCarthy ‘The Road’. Another post-apocalyptic fiction: darker than ‘Oryx and Crake’ and no rays of hope like ‘Mara and Dan’. It reads rather like a stripped-down version of the two remixed with Beckett. I reckon that on average the word 'gray' appears at least twice a page – and where it doesn’t there’s plenty of ‘dull’, ‘misty’, ‘burnt’ and ‘blackened’ – not to mention ‘ashes’. Having said that the writing smolders on the page…

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