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The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road

The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road

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by Maxim Jakubowski
     
 

Combining classic stories with never-before-published work, The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road travels along exotic as well as familiar pathways, covering territory from the erotic and romantic, to the chilling, adventurous, and humorous. From trails carved through dense jungle to six-lane superhighways, these travelers' tales comprise cops and robbers

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Combining classic stories with never-before-published work, The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road travels along exotic as well as familiar pathways, covering territory from the erotic and romantic, to the chilling, adventurous, and humorous. From trails carved through dense jungle to six-lane superhighways, these travelers' tales comprise cops and robbers barrelling down mean streets, summer roadtrip vacations gone wildly wrong, sentimental journeys made in hope and despair, wandering wise men, and post-apocalyptic road warriors. Created by master anthologist Maxim Jakubowski, this Mammoth collection features a mixture of legendary road stories plus a selection of brand-new, especially commissioned pieces. Includes excerpts from classics such as Kerouac's On the Road, Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, and James Ellroy's Killer on the Road. There are also complete reprints of favorite stories such as John Hughes's "Vacation ‘58" and hidden gems by the likes of Ed McBain, Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs, Brian W. Aldiss, J. G. Ballard, Lee Child, and Michael Dibden. The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road also picks up new works from contemporary authors such as Alex Garland, Thomas S. Roche, Matt Thorne, Stella Duffy, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786710690
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Mammoth Books
Pages:
499
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.74(h) x 1.33(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This Mammoth Book collection is one of the best I've seen in the series. The stories pretty much all stick to the road theme (some more successfully than others). The biggest surprise to me was that the best contributions came from the unknown writers (such as Carol Ann Davis' 'Journey's End' and Michael Giorgio's 'The Two-Ton Turtle of Tattler's Terrace', to name two very diverse examples). The contributions from the biggest names (Steinbeck, Kerouac, Thompson) are book chapters and are difficult to enjoy out of context. A little heavy on the sci-fi/fantasy end at times, but other than that an incredibly enjoyable read.