RARA-AVIS: The Road -- as allegory

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 23 Mar 2007

Like some others here. I just saw it as a damn good story with crisp images and language that propelled even as it redesigned English language usage.

Both of my sons read it.

One saw it the way I did, including the tears at the end of the book. If we're honest, the ending seemed tacked on and unrealistic, but that was OK.

The other son, the best reader of the three of us, read the book and poo-pooed it. He couldn't get past the fragmented sentences.

It's interesting to see that others put allegory in this novel. The boy as Christ? I don't see it. I just saw the story.

Jack Bludis

http://www.jackbludis.com Shamus nominee for *Shadow of the Dahlia* Try "Blondes, Blondes, Blondes" at http://www.ThrillingDetective.com

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