The Distance Travelled

The Distance TravelledWhy Have Certain Denizens Of Hell Taken To Throwing Farm Animals Through Innocent Folks Kitchen Windows How Long Does It Take A Dead, Desiccated Gas Attendant To Walk Out To His Pumps What Sort Of Relationship Do The Lord Of The Underworld And Hell S Head Torturer Have, Besides The Obvious Professional One What Kind Of Air Conditioning Units Do They Use Down There Do They Listen To Cyndi Lauper What Is Hell S Official Currency, And By What Criteria Did The Big Red Fella Choose It Can Pigs Eat Cereal With A Spoon What Nameless Beast Dwells In The Flame Pit Near The Hole To Upside What Is Upside, For That Matter, And Why Should You Care, Anyway Within The Pages Of This Book, You Will Find The Answers To These Confounding Questions, As Well As Probably The Most Pressing Question Of Them All Who Yo Daddy This was a nice find, absolutely random and quite uncharacteristic of our library s typical genre holdings Savory s name might be associated for most with ChiZine, which he edits, but turns out at least going by this book he s an accomplished and talented writer in his own right Distance Travelled is a horror comedy set in the underworld, a place many genre writers have visited and recreated in their work Savory s take is singular in its understatement, where many have been tempted to go over the top, his version is actually a bleak, overheated world that specifically lacks any sort of excitement which is a punishment in itself , so much so that when our protagonist gets an opportunity to aid in rescuing a young girl and thus possibly earn some much needed redemption, he jumps into it with both feet A quest is set Throw in an ancient prophecy and some really memorable characters, set to
The best book I read last year Completely entertaining, funny, and wonderfully vivid, original characters. This review appeared in August, 2006 in The Peterborough Examiner It was reprinted in The New York Review of Science Fiction.THE DISTANCE TRAVELLEDby Brett Alexander SavoryNecro Publications, July 2006Trade Paperback 251 pagesISBN 1 889186 62 7 15.95 USLimited edition Hardcover 251 pagesISBN 1 89186 61 9 45.00 US452 wordsBrett Savory s new novel The Distance Travelled is a horror comedy set in Hell.Savory s Hell is poorly run, but nevertheless an organised sort of place, complete with very hot weather, regularly scheduled torture sessions, a rural countryside including a lake and a gas station, even a city that boasts subways and a restaurant called, natch, Hell s Kitchen It s even kind of fun.There s a mysterious hole to the Upside, as it s known, pigs which fall through and commence eating with cutlery, and an amiable hell rat named Tom China, named after science fiction author China Mi ville The hell rats are an indigenous species, now dying out much of the book s poignancy stems from Tom s relationship with his girlfriend Apple, a cute singer who can also kick ass when required Savory claims he s an agnostic, but he certainl
Just how this book ended up on my iTouch is something of a mystery to me, but it was there and I d read everything else, and it was the middle of the night and I couldn t sleep, so I figured what the heck A few minutes later, I stopped, looked back at the title and author, and tried really hard to figure out where this book could have possibly come from, because, um, wtf A guy is sitting in his kitchen, minding his own business, and a pig comes sailing through the window A live pig Right Then he starts checking the thermostat and it is pretty clear that he must live in hell Oh, and the pig sits down and helps itself to his cereal, sitting upright in the chair and using the spoon That s before things really get odd.I have no objection to a few fnords, but I generally know what I m getting into I suppose that when a novel apparently puts itself onto your e reader, you just deal with whatever happens.So maybe I shouldn t be complaining about the fact that there isn t exactly a happy ending, because the ending isn t as unhappy as it could have been But I LIKE happy endings In fact, I have a thing about them, in that I tend to choose my reading with a very strong preference for them That s one reason I m unlikely to be reading any Neil Gaiman I know, I know, he s such a good author but he s depressing as hell, too.Let s be honest here Savory is not Neil Gaiman, and there wasn t a really happy ending The ending didn t wholly suck as much as it could have, but there wasn t any good
the distance traveled was in one word.funny definitely not horror, i didn t understand the character of the protagonist well but it was okay.a fun ride, which should have taken me much less than 14 days Finally I ve read this book years ago, and I ve been trying to find it again but with no luck.I was able to locate an old review that I ve written about it in a forum, and I m very proud of myself.Oh, and about the book I don t remember too much, just that it was fun, original and I hope that th
A solid 4 Off the beaten path, style wise Setting Hell Opening scene protagonist s breakfast of Boo Berry interrupted by a pig thrown through his window That should be enough for you to know whether you want to give it a go Not convinced Ok, fine, he drives an El Camino Enough yet Vivid landscape and characters And who doesn t love flying Pigs Seriously though, a smooth, fast paced read Dark landscapes and dark deeds

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  • Hardcover
  • 267 pages
  • The Distance Travelled
  • Brett Alexander Savory
  • English
  • 19 January 2017
  • 9781889186610