I found this book by Cormac McCarthy to be dark and depressing. I read this book because it was a gift, but found the style something I did not enjoy. A book gets to me when I get to know the characters - their thoughts and dreams. This one did not do that. I kept hoping for something that never happened - a connection to the characters. I was pulling for the father and son, but don't feel the book ended with any real hope or conclusion.