We are starting a book club here at DVD. Our first selection is "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. It's also Oprah's Pick of the Month, but I chose it because of McCarthy's El Paso history. He used to live in the area. I would think that our landscape was inspiration to his writings, especially his "Border Triology".
Not to mention, he is considered to be one of the greatest living American novelists.
I was also intrigued by the story. To oversimplify the plot, it's a story about a man and his son after a nuclear attack.
I like stories where life as we know it permanently changes.
How does anyone deal with the end of the world or the end of their world? It could be a divorce, death, or other great loss. Our lives can change so drastically in the matter of minutes and change who we are profoundly.
Our book club will meet April 25th at 7:00.
I'm sure it will be a thought provoking read.