You’ve been hungry, scared, over-tired but you knew that somehow you’d survive. In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road the world is a colorless gray with ash covering the trees and snow, in the streams and rivers, fields and empty towns and villages looted, robbed and ransacked. The survivors of an unspoken world-ending event revert to roaming bands who hunt other human beings for meat. The narrator struggles against a bleak, lifeless landscape to keep himself and his son alive, telling his son, they are the good people, they would never eat another person. The novel is powerful as it reveals a side of human nature unrestrained by any principle, value or ethics; just an raw animal desire to survive at any cost.