Man, my local Family Mart convenience store rules so hard! Not only does it sell boxed wine, shrimp curlies, and what can only be called “octopus snack-ums,” but it also sells award winning literature. Take a look at the picture above: that’s a hard cover Korean edition of The Road, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Cormac McCarthy, the same man who penned No Country for Old Men. The book tells the harrowing tale of a father and son traveling across a desolate post-apocalyptic wasteland covered in ash and ruins in search of food and shelter. They have no destination, no goal other than to survive. They have only a broken-down shopping cart to haul their meager possessions, and a single gun to protect themselves against roaming “blood cults”. So yeah, compared to this year’s election coverage it’s a light read. Anyway, do yourself a favor and pick up this book, and maybe while you’re at it a bag or two of those octopus snack-ums. Good god they’re delicious.