I'm reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy and it's excruciating. It's about a father and son in post apocalyptic America. The father is trying to protect his son. The recommendation to read this book was by a fellow father, a spiritual man of sorts, that said the read is painful but a worthwhile journey. I'm extremely protective of my sons and the amount of depth to the risk of heartbreak I have is profound. If anything happened to them I feel like I would lie down and just die. I'm on the fence about wanting to go further in to the book. Page one hurt.