You might know by now I love a good Dystopia and I can handle melancholia and some bleak darkness and I was so convinced this is going to be THE book for me.
A lot of people have recommended it so here I was ready to dive in and then somehow nope. Maybe it should have been a warning that I wasn’t too keen on the movie either that I had seen a few years before.
I just couldn’t bring myself to gather any sympathy for father or son. All their conversations were roughly like this:
Father: Do it now.
Son: I’m scared.
Father: Just do it.
Son: Are we going to die?
Son: Are you sure?
Then they walked again a little further down the road, pushed the shopping tray, looked for wood and food, went to sleep and started again the next day. Yeah that was some minimalist bleakness that was not for me.
Mr McCarthy has a lot of fans which he definitely deserves just I’m not going to be one. I have tried „No Country for old Men“ which I also didn’t like and not even finish, so I’ve given up hope for the two of us but I’m sure he doesn’t miss me 😉
Over to you now – which book did you think you would really like and then didn’t ?