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Savage Highway by [Godwin, Richard]
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"The road novel from hell, a scarifying, terrifying tour of a nether world that Godwin convinces us is right beneath our feet, a surrealist inferno that makes Dante's version look like a Rotary breakfast. By no means for the fainthearted, SAVAGE HIGHWAY has one lesson for any readers who plan a visit to the American Southwest: take the train."-Castle Freeman Jr., author of THE DEVIL IN THE VALLEY "I find Richard Godwin to be an exceptional writer with an extraordinarily fine mind. He conducted over two weeks the single best interview I've ever been involved with. His novels are always good with crackling dialogue. His latest, Wrong Crowd, is dazzling. Read him."-Luke Rhinehart, author of bestselling The Dice Man (The novel that inspired Sir Richard Branson to found the Virgin Empire.) "Richard Godwin's Savage Highway is one of those irresistible hard-boiled reads that's reminiscent of old school black and white noir. From the very start you know this is going to be one hell of a car wreck, yet you can't resist going along for the ride and loving every minute of it. A riveting story, this is classic Godwin." -Vincent Zandri, New York Times andUSA Today Bestselling Author of Orchard Grove and When Shadows Come

About the Author

Richard Godwin is the critically acclaimed author of Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, Paranoia And The Destiny Programme and Wrong Crowd. His stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them an anthology of his stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man, and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child. He was born in London and lectured in English and American literature at the University of London. You can find out more about him at his website www.richardgodwin.net , where you can read a full list of his works, and where you can also read his Chin Wags At The Slaughterhouse, his highly popular and unusual interviews with other authors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3181 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WildBlue Press (13 Jan. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AL7AC0O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #718,869 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The title fits the book perfectly; this story is violent, depraved, scary and has some very sick minded people in it. It is well written, has twists and the narration of the audiobook is great. Cummings’ captures the slimy feel of the corrupt, debauched characters and the terror of their victims well. His voice imparts seduction, coldness, anger, madness and fear in all the right places. The unique writing style and great narration puts visuals in your mind that you would rather not have there. It's one of those really disturbing stories that you think, why am I reading this, but you still can't seem to stop. It is gritty, brutal, graphic, suspenseful and at times seems too intense and sexually violent to listen to, but even as it turns your stomach, you continue to listen as you need to find out how it all ends.
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Richard Godwin’s Savage Highway is a classic of modern noir. Brutal, chilling,smart and full of sharp twists and turns, Savage Highway is like a delirious hybrid of Jim Thompson and David Lynch.
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Probably a 4.8.
Crirtic Geoffrey Gorer once wrote about “The Erotic Myth of America,” a country where violence and sexual license are raised to a level of reverse-Eden. The law is febrile, and women are the object of rape-fantasy. He was referring to popular novels, including crime noverls. He cited major writers, including Hemingway, Chandler, James M Cain, and “Vernon Sullivan” (Boris Vian. Richard Godwin, another powerful writer, can be added to this list.
Savage Highway is about a way west, to the unknown. The references to the Frontiers are plain. We don’t encounter native Americans protecting their land, but a group of psychos and businessman. The former are used to pave the way, and in return they get meat and drink—which is more gruesome than anyone can imagine. “An area full of killers and rapists…. There’s a certain kind of hunger in a certain kind of man.”
Can the protagonists escape? Can the individual resourcefulness that Johnny and Patty display—a thing that makes the book exciting quite exciting as well as suspenseful—bring about decency, and to what extent. There a sentence from Kafka that came to mind as a read, thanks to Godwin’s seriousness as a thinker: “One day a leopard came stalking into the synagogue . . . Three weeks later, it had become part of the liturgy.” Thus clearing the land of “savages” becomes manifest destiny, or the business of providing sustenance to its inhabitants.
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Another masterpiece! If you don't read Richard Godwin, it's simple--you lose. One of the best writers working today.
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Another awesome page turner from one of my favorite authors writing today. Godwin consistently pushes the boundaries of fiction to the point where he makes you uncomfortable. All of his books are fantastic and completely unforgettable. Here is a link where Rich tells you about the story. I loved it. http://youtu.be/krdTayZDuAM
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