An in-depth look at Cormac McCarthy’s over-hyped novel ‘The Road’. Is the book as good, and more importantly, as innovative, as its supporters would have you believe? Is it as bad as its detractors say it is? And what about the movie? In trying to be faithful to the book has it produced two of the most depressing hours of so-called entertainment or is there an enriching experience to be found at the centre of all the muck and despair?