The Road is lifted by the utterly transformative love this man holds for his child. This bond keeps the two of them alive despite the odds, pushes them to unbelievable limits, provides a moral compass, and creates hope where there should only be despair. The Road is about the transcendent power of love.
Cormac McCarthy's style takes some getting used to, and despite being a fairly literate sort, I really have no idea where he finds all the words he uses, but the story is riveting and timeless.
I am crazy about this book.