Strange Highways: A masterful collection of chilling short stories (Paperback)Dean Koontz (author)
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In the stunning title story 'Strange Highways', a failed author returns to his hometown after many years to attend his father's funeral, only to find himself suddenly and inexplicably thrust back through time to relive a traumatic event from his past.
One rain-swept Sunday night when he was twenty years old, on his way back to college after a weekend with his family, Joey Shannon took the wrong highway - and from that moment, nothing ever went right for him again. Now, exactly twenty years later, on another rain-swept night, Joey finds himself at the same crossroads, looking down the road never taken. Which is odd. Because that road no longer exists. A superhighway replaced it nearly twenty years ago, and the old state route - which had crossed a web of perpetually burning, abandoned coal mines - was condemned as too dangerous and was torn up. But now the highway is exactly as it was on that long-ago night, and when Joey turns on to it, he begins an eerie, terrifying journey toward a truth so dark and stunning that it will change everything he believes about himself, his past, and the nature of life.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 178 x 164 x 38 mm
Koontz`s style bleaches out cliches while showing a genius for detail * Publishers Weekly *
Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it * Sunday Telegraph *
A master of the thriller genre * Washington Post *
Scary. Koontz can really spook, and his dialogue and pacing rival the best * New York Post *
Fast and furious...like a hospital trolley on a toboggan run * Mail on Sunday *
Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose... "Serious" writers might do well to examine his technique. The story does not move so much as rocket up the gloomy highway with the reader in violent pursuit * New York Times *
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