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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Women are disappearing in the Arizona desert, which piques the interest of Johnny Sullivan, a journalist. He begins to investigate and uncovers a gruesome secret. Read morePublished 9 months ago by K. Nixon
I really enjoyed this very well written book. The story is full of twists, turns and surprises. The main "good guys" are very likeable characters. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lee Husemann
Richard Godwin's SAVAGE HIGHWAY grabs you by the throat and drags you kicking and screaming through a backroads story of crime, corruption, vengeance and vindication as compelling... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Legendary Burl Barer
Godwin continues to up his game in his latest thriller, Savage Highway. In this story, a mysterious rash of disappearances of women in a concentrated part of Arizona grabs the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by C. Clever