I remember laying in bed and watching the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in 2002, a stream of silent tears running down my cheeks. Josh Groban and Charlotte Church were singing The Prayer, while a lone figure skater was gracefully gliding across an ice rink surrounded by thousands of flickering white lights. Halfway through the performance visions of 9/11 suddenly flashed in my mind and I was struck at once by the stark contrast of what mankind is capable of. The Road does the same thing, lays bare the best and worst the human spirit has to offer. Corey over on the The Millions Blog has written a great review of Oprah’s latest book club pick, click on over and check it out.