I don't venture into this "literature" section that often, if you didn't notice, but I was thrilled to discover that a couple of you guys have read The Road.
As I mentioned in the other thread, The Road truly is a masterpiece, and Cormac McCarthy is nothing short of brilliant.
I'm very much looking forward to the film, and I got around to watching The Proposition (2005) by John Hillcoat who is directing The Road. At first I was skeptical about the film adaptation, but after watching The Proposition, and thoroughly enjoying it, Hillcoat along with screenwriter Joe Penhall, could very well turn this novel into a magnificent film. I can't wait, and I'll probably read the book again beforehand.
"Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery."