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Old 05-31-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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Just watched this movie and all I can say is that I am now considering stockpiling food, weapons, ammo, water and all the kit needed to survive without eating people. Cormac McCartneys book and now the movie will scare the bejesus outta you.

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I read the book, the movie dissapeared from theaters within a week. I am planning to rent it soon. I've been almost afraid to watch the movie. I can't imagine how bleak the movie would have to look to capture the hopelessness of the book.

It definitely ain't Mad Max....

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I can't imagine how bleak the movie would have to look to capture the hopelessness of the book.
My thoughts exactly. I read the book in almost one sitting. Bleak and hopeless are exactly the right words. Loved the book, but I planned to skip the movie. Too depressing.
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I'm here to tell you they capture the bleakness and hopelessness of the book to the tee.

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I'm here to tell you they capture the bleakness and hopelessness of the book to the tee.
I've seen a few of the clips on youtube. I think you're right. I'm honestly afraid to watch it alone. I know my girlfriend won't watch it. I know if I watch it alone, I'll have freaky a$$ed nightmares.

We need a group view, where there is plenty of brew present, and enough wisecracks to keep it light.
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If you want more scary, read the book World War Z.

It's a book about the Zombie outbreak -- cheesy as it may sound, the books goes through how governments approach, deal, and cover the outbreak. it is spooky how much you can actually see governments covering up as much as they do.

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If you want more scary, read the book World War Z.

It's a book about the Zombie outbreak -- cheesy as it may sound, the books goes through how governments approach, deal, and cover the outbreak. it is spooky how much you can actually see governments covering up as much as they do.
Meh, I love world war z, and don't find it scary at all. I think if you've grown up on Zombie Kitsch Movies, it's hard to totally get freaked out. Plus it reads pretty dispassionatley in a lot of places, like a Studs Terkle book, or a book of WWII recollections. It's a great book, very well written. But it's still about Zombies.

The Road novel, is like a Hitchcock movie. It's really sparse, and tense. I was constantly on edge from page to page, just the the father in it. Always excepting something terrible to happen.

And it lingers long after you finish the book.

BTW, if you liked WWZ, this website is great. http://www.talesofworldwarz.com/

It's a contest website, where folks upload stories, and they award prizes every few months. There are some well written and scary stories in it. Many better I think that those in Brook's book.
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The Road might be the most depressing book I've ever read. As a dad with a young son, I really identified with the characters. It just got into my head. I might watch the movie, but it will be hard to handle. Cormac McCarthy is my favorite author of late, though. It's not easy finding the time to read a novel, but when I can, I read one of his novels.

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The Road might be the most depressing book I've ever read. As a dad with a young son, I really identified with the characters. It just got into my head. I might watch the movie, but it will be hard to handle. Cormac McCarthy is my favorite author of late, though. It's not easy finding the time to read a novel, but when I can, I read one of his novels.
That's why I think we need a group view, where there's a bunch of people. It would help break the intensity of the story.

What other McCarthy novels can you recommend?
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What other McCarthy novels can you recommend?
I've had Blood Meridian sitting on my nightstand for a year. I've read the first 20 pages a few times and it sounds pretty good
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