Roadmarks by Roger Zelazny
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Okay. I liked this one but I'm not exactly sure what actually happened.
The Road is a highway (or system of connected highways) that connects the future, the past, what might have been, and what still may be. Red Dorakeen is traveling the Road in his blue pickup,searching for something but not precisely sure what. He remembers being an old man and aging in reverse (Take that, Benjamin Button!), along with his experiences with a woman named Leila with a similar affliction. A black decade has been declared and Red's enemy gets to make ten attempts on his life. In another time and place, Randy Carthage finds a talking copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass and finds his own way to the Road...
Roadmarks was pretty entertaining. The chapters alternate between Red's adventure, Randy, and Red's enemies. Red encounters historical figures as well as those who are ficticious, at our point on the Road, anyway, like Doc Savage.
Not my favorite Zelazny but still more engaging than most books written these day. Besides, it's 200 easy readin' pages. Now go out to your local used bookstore and get it!
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