...and Most Depressing Book of the Year award goes to....The Road!
I see how this is a "good" book because it used words well and in interesting ways but damn that was a huge buzz kill after my The Help high.
I'm glad I read it in a "Can check that off the list now" and "Something different" sort of way but I probably wouldn't lend it to a friend. When my hairdresser saw it in my lap and asked how it was, I told her it was sad and that I didn't really know what to say about it. I mentioned that they didn't use apostrophes in contractions and she said, "That is sad."
It's just a depressing book, even down to the punctuation.
I didn't love it, or hate it, or even really care that much. It was short and that was the best part.