I liked the movie. It was a lot better than I expected it to be. Normally movies are on another galaxy, with little similarity with the book. I think the movie filled in some gaps or things I wondered while reading the book. For example, his wife. We got to see more of her in the movie and a little of what things were like before the world changed. For me, while reading the book, it was hard to imagine some of the camp sites. So to see that they really did sleep in the rain and cold like that was hard. It was hard to comprehend because I can not identify living like that. Thinking about the book now, I think it gave me a greater appreciation for the world we live in, especially in the United States. So the book was not really THAT bad.

what i think…

This book reminds me of the book, Alas Babylon. Its all about survival and sticking together with people you can trust. On an episode of “Different World” (one of my favorite old shows), Dwayne Wayne had to write a poem. His character was a major in Math so, he did not understand poetry at all. His teacher told him to write about what he loves. Long story short, Dwayne recites his beautiful poem in class. Whitley thinks its about her while another student thinks its about math. The teacher says both of them can be right. The teacher also said that in two hundred years others can think his poem means something else. Even if Dwayne (denying his feelings openly for Whitley) claims it is about math. I think that episode is correct. People can interpret this book in many different ways, so no one is ever completely wrong.

So I started reading The Road


It’s making me depressed and the inner editor in me wants to cry because of all the fragments in this book. I am actually going to be pulling out my hair for this thing. There WILL be bald spots. Everything is just so gray and dead… and the whole time, all I could think of was Viggo Mortensen and how gross he looked with that beard…

AND there is no chapters. I don’t understand this…

This book feels like I am going down a long road. I don’t know where this book is going or how every thing will end, but I am just going with the flow. So at least the title makes sense, and it is easy to see why it is called “The Road”.

Goon Theme

So, for a long time (while I was reading the book), I tried to figure out what the title had to do with the book. Of course I eventually understood it. I got it around that chapter when Stephanie and Jules talk to Bosco. I kept waiting for there to be more of a storyline and these characters to somehow tie together to tell a story, not how every one in the world knows each other. But, this did make the book more realistic. Not every one has a happy ending, or the idea of a perfect life. It taught me a very important lesson about time. We only get to live this life once, and how would you spend it? If you started heading down a bad road, would you change your lifestyle and make healthier decisions?