Road Trip by J. Tanner (Book Review)
Plot: In exchange for a burger and a chocolate shake, Shan’s elderly neighbor, Mr. Parker, lures him away from a day of video games with talk of seeing zombies on television and going to kill them. As they get further from home, Shan becomes more and more concerned that Mr. Parker has gone from amusingly eccentric to crazy…
My Review: When I originally purchased this (for free) I was
under the impression that it was horror. I read a couple reviews after I purchased it that cleared up the fact that no, it was not really horror. But with only being 24 pages, I decided, what the heck, I might as well give it a read anyhow.
The story starts off a little garbled. Old guy watching tv, thinks there are zombies due to daytime TV talk shows. So, he goes and grabs his neighbors kid to come help him hunt down the “zombies” that he saw on TV. Kid thinks he’s nuts, but goes along for the ride.
Quite frankly, I was a little bored even in the beginning, and while its only 25 pages it took me awhile to get through, when I finally picked it up again I had to restart from the beginning. I wasn’t impressed or really all that entertained.
Overall: I guess for a short story, its ok, but sorry to say, nothing really special or memorable.