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The Road Characters
Meet the Cast
For all his skill with flare guns and tracking, The Man is really a big softie. Think of a mean biker dude with "Mom" tattooed on his bicep. Think of a skilled medieval crossbowman who likes to wri...
We think The Boy is a child prodigy. Not the usual sort, though. He's not a math whiz or a chess master or an amazing pianist. Rather, he's just surprisingly intelligent and mature.What do we mean...
The Woman – The Boy's mother and The Man's wife – doesn't appear for long in the novel. Occasionally, The Man thinks of her fondly or The Boy will recall her, but she remains more of an...
This is the scary guy who tries to kidnap or kill The Boy. He grabs The Boy and holds a knife to his throat, leading the The Man to suddenly becomes a gunslinger and shoot him square in the forehea...
Let's start out by confusing you. This character isn't really named Ely; that's just the name he gives to The Man. Later he admits it's not his name at all. But since we never find out what his rea...
Like everyone else in the novel, this character doesn't actually have a name. We took the liberty of naming him "The Veteran" because of this description: "A veteran of old skirmishes, bearded, sca...
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