Professor Andersen, you weren't kidding when you said this reading was really light and fun. Though it is an "easy and quick" read, I dread picking up the book to read it.
I remember now that I am reading it, that I actually did see part of the movie. At first, I thought I had not seen it. Note, though, that I have seen "part" of the movie... Because I didn't like it at all. I'm having the same issues with the book, now. It's certainly not my favorite.
Two things really bother me about it so far. For one, I don't know what happened, and it seems McCarthy has no intentions of telling the reader what happened — what put the world in the state its in that the boy and his father are trying to survive. in. And two, the lack of punctuation makes it worse. McCarthy employed this writing style in No Country for Old Men, and there, I really enjoyed it. I thought it added something to the overall mood and feel of the text. Here, I think it does the opposite. The lack of punctuation and stopping points makes the reading to quick and hurried, whereas the tone of the novel seems to be slow and dragging.