? asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 3 years ago

Which of these books would you recommend reading the most and WHY?

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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  • Andrew
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    3 years ago
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    "The Road" is far and away the best book on that list. The others couldn't even begin to compare to it. That being said, to see the haunting beauty in it, you have to slog through a lot of bleakness and hopelessness, and many people just can't handle that. Not to mention that McCarthy is a craftsman and his books don't read like magazine articles. But it's extremely rewarding for those who give it a chance.

    The only other book on your list I enjoyed was the Kesey novel, I thought it was all right.

  • 3 years ago

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is the best IMO.

    The Kite Runner is a good book but pretty brutal.

    The Color Purple is ok, very different than the others.

    IMO the weakest of the four is The Road.

    • Andrew
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      "IMO the weakest of the four is The Road." Clearly you know absolutely nothing about books if you would use the word "weak" to describe anything McCarthy has written.

  • Line 'em up. Read 'em all. Though The Road is a pretty harsh read - not for everyone.

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