One of Stephen King's better novels, originally written under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. This is a delightfully psychological work about a man whose life is drastically affected by the construction of a new highway.
Not Stephen King's best, however his writting still captures you.
Before they tear down a road that is important to him, Bart Dawes will throw one big party and with this author it will be a good one.
This is a great early book of King's (writing as Bachman) that any fan of his needs to grab. Good stuff.
ABOUT A MAN STANDING IN THE WAY OF A NEW HIGHWAY. HIS JOB, HIS HOUSE. BUT BEFORE IT ENDS, AND HE HANDLES IT HIS WAY.
Story of an angry man that is determined not to let the city take over his neighborhood.
Different than his usual style book a good read
interesting early S King work..
Someone is about to literally pave over Bart Dawes life... but he has a blast of a surprise for them!
Early Stephen King. You'll really sympathize with the main character.
King is never disappointing! One mans' struggle against eminent domain is wearing him down.
Bart Dawes is standing in the way of progress. A new highway extention is being built right over the laundry plant where he works-and right over his home. The house where he has lived in for 20 years...where he has made love with his wife...played with his son...But before the city paves over that part of Dawe's life, he's got one more party to throw-and it'll be a blast......
By Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman. Still the same creatively demented writer we all love to read, even by a different name!
Bart Dawes is standing in the way of progress. A new highway extension is being build over the laundry plant where he works, and . . . . right over his home! Before the city paves over that portion of Dawe's life, he's got one more party to throw--and it'll be a BLAST! . . .
What happens when one good-and-angry man fights back is murder-and then some...
Bart Dawes is standing in the way of progress. A new highway extension is being built right over the laundry plant where he works-and right over his home. The house he has lived in for twenty years...where he has made love with his wife...played with his son...But before the city paves over that part of Dawes' life, he's got one more party to throw-and it'll be a blast...
Very thought provoking. Knowing now that King wrote it after his mother's death makes sense. I think you need to be a little older to appreciate the helplessness that the main character had. This book will stick with me for some time I think.
They're tearing down Bart Dawes's home, leveling his memories, and destroying his past, all for a new highway extension. Funny what that kind of progress can do to a man. Scary, too.
*It has been a few years since I have read this book, but I remember it being a pretty decent read. The book is a mass market that has very gentle wear (there is hardly even a bend in the spine). It has just been sitting on the shelf, so I thought someone else might want to read it!*