Reality scares me - more than fantasy, more than horror, more than science fiction, I am petrified by a realistically presented story that exposes humankind for what it is (or can be). The Road by Cormac McCarthy is just such a story.
I used to live on this road. Crazy driving it every day. It makes you nauseated to drive it. The natives told me to suck on a lemon and I wouldn't get sick. It helped. It is a long and winding road to Hana. A hair raising drive with beautiful awe inspiring views. The road is long but the rewards of walking on a black sand beach and seeing the Seven Sacred Pools is worth the drive.