Roadkill

Roadkill

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by Richard Sanford
     
 

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In the time of no time, in a year without number, a Chukchi shaman sees a vision in smoke. It causes him to tremble.


A hot young lawyer in heels and hose daydreaming about her playtime, a professor and his brood on an overdue vacation, a big rig driver on a last chance run—accidental travelers are sharing the road. They aren’t going where

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In the time of no time, in a year without number, a Chukchi shaman sees a vision in smoke. It causes him to tremble.


A hot young lawyer in heels and hose daydreaming about her playtime, a professor and his brood on an overdue vacation, a big rig driver on a last chance run—accidental travelers are sharing the road. They aren’t going where they think. Soon they will share a nightmare.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Stretched across a bare-bones plot and energized by scenes of bloody mayhem, this horror tale from the author of The Calling lumbers about as gracelessly as the prehistoric birds of prey that rampage through it. These predators have been liberated from their ancient burial place by a pair of clumsy survivalists in the vanguard of the intruders developing and desecrating sacred Native American tribal grounds in the woods outside Portland, Ore. What these creatures signify and why they have emerged now are critical elements of a background that Sanford develops inadequately. Rather, he spends the bulk of the novel unfolding the lives of a handful of characters whose stories, for the most part, contribute little to the tale's progress before the characters are turned into bird feed. When three of the principals finally are brought together-a stubborn trucker, an adolescent girl and a nameless teen male protagonist-it seems for the sole purpose of staging a flashy yet nearly meaningless standoff against the birds. The narrative isn't helped by Sanford's prose, which is punchy but riddled with awkward phrases such as, ``Maniacs. They caused him to smolder within,'' and, ``He tried that perception on for awhile.'' Through no apparent design of its own, this novel proves that there's more to a good horror story than just an ugly monster. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033119813
Publisher:
Richard Sanford
Publication date:
03/24/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
389,365
File size:
527 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Sanford came of age in the sixties in a small town in the deep South suspended in time and haunted with stories. He has published novels, poetry, short stories, and a play. Today he makes his home in the Pacific Northwest.

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Roadkill 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the editorial review. Believe it. Couldnt get through it. Tried. But it was just too terrible. Dont even try is my advice. Kat.