my take: this is an amazing book. i'm not a huge fan of post-apocolyptic fiction .... the road was a bit much for me. sooooo dark. and heavy.
this is poetic, emotional, powerful, quiet and intense. really, the writing is beautiful. a celebration of life and nature in post-apocolyptic Colorado.
i read this on the beach in the Bahamas and i was tense & terrified as i read parts and sobbing as i read another section...climb in if you're ready for the ride.
my source: surfing amazon...then i bought it for my father-in-law for his birthday but switched it (after i gave it to him) for Unbroken ... i just didn't know if it was going to be as great as Unbroken
my verdict: excellent