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 ...
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.
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Publishers Weekly, 1996-06-17 Collection of tales from horror novelist Koontz. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1995-04-24 The first book under Brandon Tartikoff's imprint for Warner should be a winner. It's an omnibus collection, Koontz's first, containing 14 selections: two novels and 12 previously published stories and novellas. Koontz has rewritten or revised most of them; the title novel is new. Here, the evil get what they deserve, the good get rewarded, the down-and-out (but good at heart) get second chances and the reader gets to enjoy a bestselling author experimenting with different styles and voices, usually with success. In these vintage tales, the weird, the frightening and the unreal are commonplace. Standouts include ``Down in the Darkness,'' in which a Vietnam vet is given the chance to take a horrible revenge on the man who tortured him during the war; ``Twilight of the Dawn,'' which chronicles a stubborn atheist's religious conflicts without once becoming maudlin or preachy; ``The Night of the Storm,'' set in a future where robots rule and men are as legendary as vampires; ``Bruno,'' a lighthearted yarn about an ursine private eye from a dimension where Steven Spielberg is the father of space travel and Disney manufactures handguns; and the title story, about a man who gets a second chance to take a road not traveled, find love and stop a serial killer. A couple of these tales are slight, but none is a failure, and all are well crafted and imaginative, with characters rarely taking second place to premise or plot device. Literary Guild main selection. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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