- File Size: 129 KB
- Print Length: 33 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Gere Donovan Press; 1.0 edition (November 20, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 20, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006BF2KCO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,136 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road Kindle Edition
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Ellen is a strong female protagonist, who takes on a psychopathic moon-faced guy with silver teeth, using skills she learned from her ex, a survivalist - and this is after being in a car wreck. Every word in this story is perfect, ramping up to a "killer" surprise ending. I understand that this is one of Lansdale's "more popular, better known stories" and I definitely can understand why after reading it - three times so far.
I just ordered the Showtime DVD based on this story Masters of Horror - Don Coscarelli - Incident on and off a Mountain Road starring Bree Turner. The author, in his introduction to the story, considers it to be a "terrific adaptation." Good enough for me!
I felt like I was in a love/hate relationship with this tale. Obviously Joe can write, but I felt lost at times during scenes in the woods and fight/action scenes. Richard Laymon is the clear master when it comes to wooded chase scenes. It might be Joe's style of writing that I'm not used to, Maybe it works for others, but it didn't work for me. The story, though, was still good enough for me to keep reading.
What the author might have lacked in action writing, he made up for in detail writing. My God! Joe knows how to paint a vivid picture and there were several bone chilling scenes that made me feel like I was there. It was truly frightening and not in that blood and guts splatter way.
Then, we have the ending. It was like a punch in the face. It was incredibly satisfying for a short story.
Would I read another Joe Lansdale story? I would, if the summary interests me.
The writing here in this story completely puts the reader in the scene. I felt dread, fear, and horror, all mixed together. When he slashed at her, I jerked back. That is just how much I felt part of this story. That macabre scene in the woods chilled me and made me sick.
This short story is horrifying and scary, just one moment of suspense after another. As I finished the story, the author got me with an unexpected twist, a sure jab almost as sharp as that knife, and I loved it. This story is about a thirty-minute read that is very well done, disturbing and gruesome, and full of the type of scenes that stick in your mind and hang tight. I fully expect to have a nightmare about this tonight.
Ellen's night rapidly gets worse. She sees a man climbing up the overgrown trail leading down the mountain, but his manner isn't consistent with an accident victim. He's acting peculiarly. And then he pulls out a knife!
This short story is extremely suspenseful, creepy and filled with horrific details. It is tightly written with just the right amount of `this could really happen' thrown in. To me that has always made the ultimate difference between a story that's good and a story that's great. If it's not believable I can't get as involved. Mr. Lansdale's tale grabs you immediately and doesn't let go until the shocking ending. He is an expert storyteller, and I'll be reading more of his work.
a twist!! An accident on a mountain road,
a young woman is hunted and fights back.
There are certain elements of this story that
some folks may consider offensive. Are they
really needed?? You will have to be the judge.
Lansdale really knows how to paint a picture
of the setting of the story.
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