A guy dies in a violent motorcycle wreck. He goes to Heaven...or does he? They can't serve coleslaw there and still call it that, can they?
Road Rash is a short novella about life, death, and drama teachers.
- Bonnie Bernard
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You know, I really want a peek inside Bernard's brain, but I'm not sure I can handle all those curve balls coming at me at the same moment. I mean, really, where the heck does she come up with these stories? I'm sitting here shaking my head at this latest gem of hers and smiling. There isn't much I can say about the story without saying too much. How about, 'so it goes in the beginning, so it goes in the end'? The middle is just as confusing to me as the poor guys who lost his head in a motorcycle accident. It works though. The guy wakes up not knowing where he is, just happy his sense of humor is still intact. (So is Bernard's, fair warning.) Weird, huh? Wayne Wright, comes out of that tunnel of light without a stitch on. Things just go crazy, funny, weird (pick one) from there. Everyone has a job and Wayne needs to learn his, so he better pay attention. If this is heaven, it's not exactly as he imagined it would be. I have to stop now before I just spill everything. Bernard must have been laughing when she wrote the last line, because I can't even think it with a straight face. I love long stories. They give me a chance to get to know the characters, learn to love some and hate others. Anticipation builds, releases to rebuild again. Bernard has taught me there is something worthwhile to be found in short stories. I'm glad too. I would have missed out on a few reflexive smiles and some laughing had I not read not just this book, but her other short stories. I'm seriously doubting she could write a bad story even if she tried. I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I thought I would have a problem with this book when I started reading after the accident about how Heaven was so called perceived. But as I kept reading I realized it wasn't about Heaven and Hell it was about being judged or at least that is how I took it. Everyone is judged but not just thrown in front of someone and judged but you had to answer on how you died, and that pretty much determined where you went to. It was an interesting twist when Wayne got to become part of the judging and when the ending came it was for sure a OH WOW what will be Wayne's answer to where this person goes. There is humor within the story and plenty of puns. I love this author's wicked mind and the stories she can come up with. I am eager to read more by this author.