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I-35 (The Road Series) [Kindle Edition]

Brett Selmont
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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  • Length: 194 pages
  • Series: The Road Series (Book 1)
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Book Description

I-35 is the story of David, a loner in his late 20s from New York City who suffers from blackout migraines and has a penchant for painkillers. He wakes up one morning, freezing in the backseat of his car, 1,500 miles from home, with no idea how he got there. After hearing a horrifying voicemail, he embarks on a harrowing journey through America's heartland, searching for his estranged brother and his brother's wife, while attempting to piece together his own fractured memory. Along the road, David meets a cast of odd characters who become suspects in his clouded and paranoid mind. And just as the clues begin to add up, a chance encounter at a seedy Oklahoma diner leads him to Shawna--a beautiful girl, shrouded in mystery, who escorts him down a vertiginous path to the end of the I-35 highway...where a shocking truth is revealed.

Editorial Reviews


"I-35 is a nail-biter of a road novel that crosses into the darkest territories of the soul. Brett Selmont brings serious game to this riveting thriller, and it takes some turns you absolutely will not see coming. Buckle up!"

Jonathan Maberry, NYT's Bestselling author of the PINE DEEP TRILOGY, FIRE & ASH, ROT & RUIN and EXTINCTION MACHINE, multiple Bram Stoker winner

"The road novel has been the heart and soul of American fiction ever since Huck set off down the Mississippi with Jim. London, Steinbeck and Kerouac all wrote books with highways running through them. By venturing into horror and the supernatural, Selmont charts a new direction for this classic form. Rough, tough and more than a little profane, "I-35" takes the reader on a trip into madness and damnation. It's a bleak journey but you'll be glad to have gone along for the ride."
William Hjortsberg, NY Times Best Seller, author of Falling Angel (Angel Heart)
"Tough, incisive, tough, evocative, tough, adroit, tough. Selmont will take you on a genuinely gripping journey down a highway that will inspire you to lock your car as automatically as you buckle your seat belt. You've been waiting for this one. A nifty piece of work by a talented writer."
 John Lutz, NY Times Best Seller, author of Single White Female  

"I-35 has a great cult classic level storyline that I think needs to be shared. If you enjoy sex, drugs and violence, this is quite a journey and one you will be pleased as punch to be along the ride for.", John Clements

"Selmont has created a dark, page turning thriller full of bizarre and unique characters that draw us further down the road to oblivion. He's a writer to keep on your radar."
SPIN Magazine, Malcolm Campbell

From the Author

The follow up and Book Two of my "Road Series" ROUTE 66 is now available for purchase.  I'm very excited about the release of ROUTE 66 as I truly feel that this is the best work I've done to date.  I-35 was tremendous and the critical acclaim has been amazing.  However, I believe my writing (like most of us) gets better with each book I finish.

Book Three of my "Road Series" I-95 should be available in October 2013!

Product Details

  • File Size: 277 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Detox Press (November 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005SFPUM0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,245 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hell of A Ride October 17, 2012
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This book was better than I expected. Sure, there are tons of great reviews already, but I had never heard of the author.

I am certainly glad I took a chance. I loved the story line, although half the time I had no idea where it might all be going. Selmont has a rich vocabulary, and he paints a most bleak portrait of the American mid-west.

The protagonist, David, was a sympathetic character - the story is told from his POV - but I admit I felt a little guilty for routing for him as his secrets began unfolding.

Not for the faint of heart.
I just started reading the sequel Route 66, and loving it so far as well.

I love finding a new and talented author, and can't wait to see what else he has in store.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great short-read for people who love horror novels November 14, 2011
Selmont has crafted a tale that is darker than any book out there, with an ending that will make you say "ah ha!" as suddenly everything falls into place. He is a skilled writer that makes "I-35' an easy and entertaining read. While there are parts that may drop your jaw, there are times when you cheer for David, no matter how evil his actions are.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit Strange Twisting Road October 21, 2012
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Being familiar with the northern portion of I-35 I looked forward to reading the book. The beginning situations in Minneapolis tended to be rather brutal. So. . .if a person is put off by stark brutalness the book may not be for you.

There are enough twists in the plot after leaving the 'northern climes' that a reader will find 'harrowing'. Since the written word requires 'mind pictures' there are some of the situations that I'd rather not visualize.

Interesting and unusual. The last twists of the book probably set up the series. It could set up some interesting reading for those that want to follow the character.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars dark and schizo July 19, 2013
By Russ
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This is a real nightmare oddity with a lot of colorful ugliness. The scenes are vivid, but the characters are sloppy and the dialog is wooden at best. If it's a series, then sorry, just one trip down this interstate is enough for me. It's not bad, but I'm glad I picked it up for free.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I-35 (The Road Series) (Book One) December 29, 2013
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I chose the book for the summary which sounded very interesting. The story was what I expected and more as it was a different concept. Then the Author began a poor excuse for sloppy porn which I did not even want to consider reading. To bad too, as the story and other content were very interesting. The sexual content sounded like something a 17 year old boy would write. I deleted it from my Kindle Fire.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read February 24, 2013
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I have traveled up and down I-35 many times and enjoyed reading this novel. Well written and look forward to the next book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting read November 13, 2013
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Good read. Like the twists early on in the book. Definitely dark and captivating. Looking forward to reading his series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book May 29, 2013
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it was very interesting and kept me at the edge of my chair the whole time wondering what was going to happen next!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Great quick read. I was engaged by the story and the characters the entire time. Looking forward to books 2 & 3.
Published 20 days ago by Jessica
3.0 out of 5 stars Just not for me
The writing was good, you could see and feel what the author was describing. However, it was a little too sad and depressing for me. Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Lynn Logan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Amazing book. I couldn't put it down, Brett Selmont had me hooked. The novel was full of twists and turns and I found myself rooting for David, the protagonist in the series. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JoAnna T
1.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Detail
I really don't get what all the fuss is about.

Description is always good, but the author goes way overboard with his descriptions, to the point where it becomes... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rachel Scalmer
2.0 out of 5 stars In the beginning it seemed to be interesting but the more I read the...
This book was too nasty for me.It had too many words I don't care to say in it.In the beginning it seemed to be interesting but the more I read the more I disliked this book & the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Suzie Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars A page Turner
This book had me guessing and on the edge of my seat to the end. Was a great read and can't wait to read the next one
Published 1 month ago by cindy hyson
3.0 out of 5 stars So, tell me...
I always have problems with first person narratives where the narrator describes his death. So, how did he write it when he was already dead? Duh! Read more
Published 1 month ago by John the 19th
5.0 out of 5 stars Different kind of thriller.
Very original and thought provoking book, bordering on extremely weird. I read this in one sitting - I just had to see where the story would go. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Webbie A. Carvajal
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Stop and Ask for Directions
A truly surreal Road Trip sci-fi story that reads like a mystery and provides the reader with tantalizing clues but no real answers to what the heck is going on here. Read more
Published 3 months ago by stevekratz
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I'm going with 5 stars. I love tales from the unreliable narrator :) I kept thinking about what was going to happen next when I didn't have my kindle with me.
Published 4 months ago by Susie
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More About the Author

Brett Selmont was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He studied at Pace University and Hunter College in New York City and at The American University of Paris. He currently resides in Los Angeles after living for many years in the Lower East Side of New York City and Brooklyn. He has written for Akashic Books, The New York Press, L Magazine, Pulse of the Twin Cities, Motion Pictures Inc., Swan Soon Productions, the NY Waste and many others.

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