[FoRK] _The Road_ (was Re: Beberg's "wealth manager / SHTF" fantasy)

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Fri Jun 13 03:48:24 PDT 2008


Owen Byrne writes:
> I loved that book.
> Owen

+1.  fantastic book -- the best, most affecting fiction I've read in
years.   I especially loved the ending, a great demonstration of how
religion would hold a particular attraction for the inhabitants of a
Dark-Ages society of that kind.

Incredibly depressing though.

--j.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Jeff Bone" <jbone at place.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 7:13pm
> To: "Friends of Rohit Khare" <fork at xent.com>
> Subject: Re: [FoRK] Beberg's "wealth manager / SHTF" fantasy
> 
> 
> On Jun 12, 2008, at 6:00 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:
> 
> > So I spent last night cite-chasing off of Beberg's NYT article on  
> > Barton Biggs, including downloading and reading his book (thanks,  
> > Amazon!) "Wealth, War, and Wisdom."
> 
> As a side-effect of all that I also inhaled Cormac McCarthy's novel  
> "The Road" (referenced in that NYT article;  again, thanks Amazon!)  
> last night.  Quite possibly the most depressing fucking book I've ever  
> read --- and yet completely unfulfilling.
> 
> Jeff Bob sez don't bother,
> 
> jb
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