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  • Author:
    Joe Penhall
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    1408134829
  • ISBN13:
    978-1408134825
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    Methuen Publishing (February 1, 2011)
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Joe Penhall's screenplay for the film of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel provides a gripping and unforgettable text for use in English at Key Stage 4. The novel won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the the film starring Vigg.

Joe Penhall's screenplay for the film of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel provides a gripping and unforgettable text for use in English at Key Stage 4. The novel won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the the film starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron won praise for its faithful rendering of the novel's dystopian vision. The novel won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the the film starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron won praise fo. .

Similar books to Ostrich Boys: Improving Standards in English through . Gray has managed to mainatin the high standard of his previous work and while this text does not alienate teenage girls

Similar books to Ostrich Boys: Improving Standards in English through Drama at Key Stage 3 and GCSE (Critical Scripts). Reminiscent of On the Road and Catcher in the Rye, this is a seminal book about modern youth. Pertinent and profound work, instantly worthy of the label "modern classic"" (Jake Hope The Bookseller). Gray has managed to mainatin the high standard of his previous work and while this text does not alienate teenage girls. It will be of particular appeal to teenage boys" (The School Librarian). An exceptionally involving and affecting novel" (Books for Keeps).

Mark Gunton is a head of English in Derbyshire.

Joe Penhall, Cormac McCarthy, Paul Bunyan. Joe Penhall's screenplay for the film of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel provides a gripping and unforgettable text for use in English at Key Stage 4.

Improving Standards in English through Drama at Key Stage 3 and GCSE. by Joe Penhall, Mr Cormac McCarthy. series Critical Scripts.

Standards in English Through Drama at Key Stage 3 and Gcse. Penhall Plays: 2 (Methuen Drama Contemporary Dramatists).

Road: Improving Standards in English Through Drama at Key Stage 3 and Gcse.

Perfect for KS3 and KS4 English, the accompanying activities are designed to raise achievement and develop critical thinking. Charles Dickens is a National Curriculum recommended author. Creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, Sir John Mortimer (1923-2009) authored more than 50 books, plays and scripts during his career as a barrister. Country of Publication.

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Ucantia
To say that The Road is a rather dark book would be quite the understatement....
As far as dystopian literature goes, this is quite a step.
The story of a father and his son, walking to the sea through a ravaged, cold and grey world, hoping to somehow, find a better place, doesn't leave much space for a happy ending. Bleak is truly bleak here, not a lot of silver linings!
And yet...and yet, this is a beautiful book.
The writing is fantastic, for starter. The style, with short and descriptive sentences, carries the story to perfection. It also has a poetic quality that softens what is said/described and gives it another dimension.
The real beauty of the novel isn't on the outside though, but resides inside, in the incredible bond uniting father and son, a love so deep and unconditional that it seems to erase age gap and life experience, to only focus on their desire to care for each other. This love and concomitant sense of humanity stripped to its essence, manage to give sense and meaning to their otherwise hopeless journey.
On a deeper level, it also seems to invite us to reflect on what makes a life meaningful: beyond a primal survival instinct, what makes life worth living even when there is no hope in sight? The Road's answer is that, ultimately, what matters isn't "what" makes your life, but "how" you choose to live that "what"...
Meztisho
I hate to give this book five stars.

I'm a father. I read The Road years ago when my son was nine. I honestly had no idea at the time that I was picking up a book about a father and his roughly nine year old son. That's not a spoiler, you find that out on the first page.

Look, Cormac McCarthy writes so well I actually come back to his books on my shelves and open them up randomly, just to read a page and soothe my brain. But he digs the knife in so deep. I've actually hesitated to review his books before because there is so much beauty in the writing I just don't have the first ability to get a sense of it across.

More than that. I actually resented him after finishing this book. I wanted to shake his hand and punch him in the face. Maybe that's why I waited so long to finally admit this book deserves any accolade I could give it.

I finished The Road while sitting on a plane in Hong Kong, waiting to take off in the rain. I was a grown man, struggling so hard not to sob out loud that I started to choke. You might want to try "All the Pretty Horses" first, or even "No Country for Old Men," but those will grip you, too. I've never seen the man pull a punch. I think it also might depend where you are in your life. Just take my advice, if you're a father and you have a young boy, hold off on this, or at least read it when no one is around.
Samulkis
"The Road", is a story of unrelenting dread and nearly hopeless struggle. A father and his son are walking together in a postapocalyptic world heading to what they hope is salvation on the southern coast many miles away from where they are. They have major crosses to bare. They have to find food in a desolate landscape that suffered some catastrophic event that wiped out all living things but somehow not all humans. They have to defend themselves and avoid at all cost humans who have chosen cannibalism as a means of survival and they have to face the possibility that they are not going to find the hoped for promise land when they reach the ocean. The father and son represent the good in the world of evil. The author structured the story to highlight the father's unwavering love for his son and the son's innocent belief that there is still good in the world and that they are carrying the fire of hope. The poignancy of danger is present throughout the novel and is not lifted until the final few pages. If you can bare the melodrama the book is a stunning rendition of the deep loving bond between a parent and their child.
Axebourne
The Road bumped to the top of my TBR stack after the huricane struck our island. I thought there'd be no better time to identify with this book...oh how wrong I was. For a while me and my family felt the desperation and need for survival in our island but Cormac once again paints a world like no other.

This is my third McCarthy read and it is definitely my favorite. The love of a mother nurtures the heart and the leadership the father shapes the character. The man (nameless father in the story) does everything to keep his son alive in this post apocalyptic world filled with danger and malice. This is a beautiful and admirable depiction of a father's devotion to his son. My favorite line(s) in this book are morbid and conflicting with my afromention protection but there was a moment where this instruction was the lesser of two fates:

"If they find you you are going to have to do it. Do you understand? Shh. No crying. Do you hear me? You know how to do it. You put it in your mouth and point it up. Do it quick and hard."

This book kept me humble and sane after living through a catastrophic hurricane and the havoc it wreaked on our way of life.

Five stars Cormac has produced a masterpiece with The Road. I could not stop reading it.