I had been wanting to read this book for awhile now, but I never got around to it. But just last week my dad bought it for me, which I'm glad he did because I really enjoyed this book.
Some people might not like it because the entire book pretty much consists of a father and a son walking throughout the country, trying to get to where an ocean is. But it was actually interesting and kept my attention. It's interesting to think about a post apocalyptic world where the only person you have for company is a child. How do you deal with this? How do you survive? What is the point of surviving? Because it's not only that you have to find food and shelter, but on top of that you need to take care of someone. How do you keep from just saying: Screw this let me just kill myself and my child because the earth is a barren wasteland and living like this is not living at all? What is the point of hoping when it seems there really isn't anything left of the world? Who wants to live in a place where you have to always travel and hide from people because you can't trust people anymore?
Even though this is a post apocalyptic world, there is actually very little information about what happened, why people left their homes, why the earth is now a barren wasteland, etc. But even so this doesn't take away from the story. It's still very compelling, seeing the relationship between father and son. Seeing them walking and walking to some uncertain future.