|Movie still from Cinemaisdope|
|Desolate, Lonely Landscape by The Lazy Photographer|
|The Road by Cormac McCarthy|
It isn't about what happened to cause humanity to slip into this futuristic hell; it is about the love a parent has for his child. It is heartbreaking and lonely and full of despair, but there is also hope. This book is haunting. So much so that I will not watch the movie. I have images enough of what went on in this nightmare world without seeing them manifest on the big screen. There are not too many books that capture my attention to the point that I think of them, years later, out of the blue. This book, even in recall, has the same effect on me that it did as I was reading it. Perhaps the connection comes from the fact that I have my own child. Perhaps it is because I find the idea that humans could so easily slip into depravity truly terrifying. What I find especially interesting is the way a piece of literature can impact a person so profoundly, and can stay with someone long after the book has been placed onto a shelf or passed along to someone else. For me, The Road is one of those books. If you're looking for a truly haunting experience this Halloween, I suggest opening up a copy of McCarthy's award winning, best selling novel. It's better than any slasher/zombie flick. Trust me.
|by our favorite professor, Dr. Frye|
Post apocalyptic inspired clothing was displayed for fall and winter fashion, from Chanel to Vivienne Westwood to Alexander McQueen. Just because you're busy fighting for survival doesn't mean you can't look good doing it.
|leather pants from All Saints|
(why not be a little badass
at the end of the world?)
|Steve Madden Tropador, available at Nordstrom|
(great for running, stomping, and kicking)
|Lafayette 148 New York Cape|
(you'll need to stay warm, but this way your
hands are free for sudden combat)