We are selfish based creatures crawling on this earth. But because we have brains we aspire to achieve something that is less than pure evil.
Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road' is the darkest story I've read. There is no hope in burned America and there are plenty bad people in the book. Not only that, but the world itself has given up the ghost and all that's left is a blackened planet rotting to the core. No plant-life, trees are falling and random earthquakes rattle the planet's aching joints. I tore through the book in about three days (because I wanted it to last) and by the end, I felt like I had read the bleakest story ever told. Nothing's beaten it yet. 'The Green Mile' came close, though. 'The Road' reminds me of an Ernest Hemmingway quote.
The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Black' by Pete Yorn
- 'Simonize' by Pete Yorn
- 'Life on a Chain' by Pete Yorn
- 'On Your Side' by Pete Yorn
- 'For Nancy ('Cos it Already is' by Pete Yorn
- 'Closet' by Pete Yorn
- 'Sleep Better' by Pete Yorn
- 'Ez' by Pete Yorn
- 'Just Another' by Pete Yorn
- 'Scene of the Crime' by Lazlo Bane
- 'Superman' by Lazlo Bane
- 'Gold Miner Dream' by Lazlo Bane
- 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' by Rise Against
- 'The Ballad of Hollis Brown' by Rise Against