Road Rash Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
If you think this is a simple retelling of Stephen King's "The Lonesome Death Of Jody Verrill", you'll have to guess again, Road Rash is much better and the extended ending is not only unexpected, but is way cool. If you enjoyed Wood's "The Scrubs", you are going to love "Road Rash".
I'm reserving the 5th star because I think this could have been developed into a longer piece. The reversal of the main character was quick and sudden. It would have been cool to delve deeper into his soul searching. But that is just a matter of taste.
Road Rash will give you pleasure all the way to the end. Simon can create tension and suspense. You hate Straley and then you feel sorry for him! This is a page turner and would have been a hit on the Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
I could not turn off the Kindle until I finished Road Rash...
This is a short and easy read. The story is interesting enough. The rash is quite horrible. I like Janus's style (very much like Joe Hill). Straley is likeable even though he is an admitted criminal and a bad man. He is funny. Everybody in the book (Straley, the doctor, the pharmacist, Bulldog) is intelligent,i.e., they don't act like idiots. That's a big plus. You don't read and wonder why people act like idiots.
The last quarter after he tries to do that last thing and fails is very slow and the ending is abrupt.
**SPOILER** That shaking hands with Kelso is totally predictable.
I LOVED this book, despite it being somewhat short. It was quick moving and intriguing and I was able to devour it in one sitting. The vivid descriptions are just enough to give your imagination something to run wild with without giving readers too much information. The abrupt ending was a bit of a surprise to me- but I also loved it's somewhat cliffhanging denouement. With it, author Janus (Wood), leaves us just enough information to let our imaginations run wild with the possibility of what may have happened next. Sometimes, especially with the horror genre, I find it isn't what is in the book that is as horrifying and what lies in the reader's imagination and interpretation of the story. I dare you to give it a go!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read this in one sitting - could not put it down. As with most all things Simon Janus (Wood), I give it two thumbs up, five stars and recommend to all my book addicted friends. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Landers
This Book Was Over All Good I Dont Really Like The Ending But I Think It Teaches A Little Leason For Life.Published 5 months ago by kylie
It starts right away and you can't put it down. The perfect simplicity of the horror and the lesson of the story is reminiscent of Tell Tale Heart by the great Poe.Published 6 months ago by Veo Kearns
I really enjoyed this story and was surprised at the quality of writing. My first time reading this author and won't be the last!Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
This was an entirely different type of story. Although it is an escape from reality, there is still a moral to it.Published 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
Road Rash by Simon Wood aka Simon Janus is a brilliant, horrifying tale of the evil being inflicted by evil. A unique story of twisted fate and resurrection.Published 10 months ago by Peppomint
I gave it one star because I couldn't give it less. This short story could have been written by a 6th grader. It was so unrealistic in just about every sense as to be risible. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Perry Stahlman
Good story. Wish the book was longer! Never expected that the book would be like it turned out to be.Published 16 months ago by christin roberts
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