#6Degrees — The Road to…



This month we are starting with the book The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Post Apocalyptic fiction with complete disregard for punctuation of any kind or quotation marks. “Little” things like that are why I’ll never read that jackass’s books.




You know what they say, The Road to hell is paved with good intentions.  Priests, pastors and vicars talk about hell and what you have to do to NOT go there (ie, don’t read this book! hahahaaa)








The Vicar of Wakefield, surprisingly enough, is about a vicar! Amazing how that works!!!  What I noticed about this cover was the little dog curled up in the bottom right of the cover.









That reminds me of the book, Prince of Dogs. These dogs, however, look pretty scary and nothing could get me to try to pet them! I bet each of those dogs could eat a whole horse, maybe even two.









Of course, they’d have to catch that horse first. Horses can run pretty fast and no horse was more wild, or ran faster, or was more “betterer” than the Black Stallion.  I’m not an animal person and even I enjoyed reading about this horse.






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Somebody who doesn’t like horses, is Garrett, Private Investigator. He hates them and is convinced they are out to get him. He’ll tussle with trolls, effervesce with elves, drink with dwarves but horses? No thank you!
When you think of Private Investigators, who does everyone naturally think of?







That’s right! Jimmy Kudo, better known as Detective Conan!!!
Gotcha.  As a long running mystery manga, Case Closed is up to 75 volumes here in the United States and close to 100 in Japan. That takes some hard work to keep that kind of momentum going.






And that is how you get from The Road to some Mystery Manga. My advice would be to read some manga, take a chill pill and relax, or you’ll end up like ol’ Cormac.


If you’d like to participate in the #6degrees series of posts, head over to #6Degrees Meme to find out the starting point for each month. They’re not always punctual, so sometimes you have to wait until a week into the month.


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37 thoughts on “#6Degrees — The Road to…

    1. I wonder those same thoughts about most modern books that win awards. To the point that a book winning an award is actually a strike against it in my decision making process about choosing new reads.

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          1. I believe it is because you can do with it what you want… When reading other’s post and how they make connections to it and seeing how it differs from you is also cool. Mine is way, waaaaaay off…

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  1. i have been meaning to read the road forever but i have read many of his other books you should really read cormac mccarthy his books are work but more than worth it

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      1. Contra my original comment, McCarthy does use capitalization and periods. He just doesn’t use quotation marks commas or semicolons. I encourage you to start with All the Pretty Horses, which follows a horseback trip by two Texas ranch kids into Mexico. McCarthy writes work better than anybody except maybe Herman Melville. And anyone who enjoys Dickens can surely enjoy the far superior Melville.

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        1. I think you and I are simply going to differ on this author. Nothing you’ve written here I consider compelling at all. Maybe it needs a post or something, but basically all I’ve read here “He’s a good author because I said so”.

          Not that that doesn’t have merit, but that isn’t nearly enough to overcome my reservations.
          (and I’m not trying to be contentious with you, or pick a fight 🙂 )

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      1. Probably. I’m still mildly horse crazy still. One of the most responsible things I have ever done was say no when my old boss offered me a horse for free. I knew I couldn’t afford one but it was the exact color I’ve always wanted.

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  2. That’s a really interesting way to read new books and post about them! Never heard of this before, thanks for the new thought! Unfortunately I see most of the books on the list I am totally unfamiliar with, so it would be difficult to start.

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    1. since I started doing this, I haven’t read or even heard of over half the starting points. I tend to go off of the title, the blurb or the cover.

      You have to use your imagination 😀


  3. I only bread one McCarthy but I don’t think I’ll be reading any more 😉 I don’t mind the lack of punctuation; I’m more offended by the contrived manipulation.
    On the bright side, youu reminded me to try a Garrett novel! 🙂

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  4. Detective Conan is one of my all-time favourite manga as a kid. I had to stop around volume 50 myself… I’m always surprised to see chapters for it still being dished out today. I have no idea how that series is still running. Almost makes me want to revisit it all… Maybe after I finally read Shaman King hahaha

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    1. Honestly, at some point I don’t think I could follow a long running series because I’d get sick of it being never-ending. I need a beginning, middle and end in a story. That is kind of why I ended up abandoning One Piece. No end in sight!

      Do you think you’ll actually read Shaman King?

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      1. I started One Piece a couple of month ago and reached around volume 20 before taking a still-ongoing break of it hahahah I’m almost gone with Bleach (which will likely lead to a huge-ish recap review of the franchise in the summer) too and I do indeed plan to reread Shaman King. It was one of my childhood favourites and I want to refresh my memory of how things went down with it. Plus, your reviews did make me really want to revisit it too hahaha

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