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"The Road" is the most overrated book ever


So after several friends demanded that I read Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," I gave in and read the damn thing. I spent the entire book waiting for something (anything!) to happen and nothing ever did. It had to be the most boring piece of garbage I've read in a long time. It was overly sentimental and the dialogue was annoying as hell.


"We're leaving tomorrow morning. OK?"
"So we're leaving then. OK. OK? OK."

Am I missing something or is this just one of those examples of people thinking a book is great because it's about something as exciting as Armageddon, but it's considered a literary masterpiece because it's boring and nothing happens? I honestly think this is the perfect example of a bandwagon book where people jump on without knowing what the hell they're talking about. Any thoughts? Don't try to convince me that it's good because you will fail.