Vocabulary could have been adjusted accordingly The British terminology was enough to take me out of the moment whenever it came up interesting novel Unfortunately the reviews I had read for this book led me to believe it was darker than I found it The original premise was interesting but this was never really developed It was an interesting although not original concept to dip into others lives during the road trip and I thought this was tied together uite well Only one instance of this was shocking I m sure anyone who has read this can guess which bit I mea. Heading towards the edge of the New World and to his own macabre realisation of the American Dream Cross Country Murder Song is a uniue and visceral novel from a new voice in contemporary noir Gripping relentless and impossible to put down it is a 21st century road trip to the heart of darknes.
Brilliantly written interweaving story lines and leaving spaces for your imagination to fill in the gaps in this wonderfully twisted tale It s a bit tricky at the beginning trying to get a hold on who is the protagonist of the given chapter but as you read on you see the links and patterns Challenging but a rewarding read I really enjoyed this one The characters of the unnamed driver who s story is told throughout the chorus of this murder song and all those who he meets and impacts along his journey are so curiously interesting and in some cases darkly distu. On a journey from the Jersey Shore to the Pacific Ocean the driver crosses an America twisted beyond all recognition as if in a fevered dream He is pursued by ghosts of his traumatic past and the police who have discovered the disturbing secret in his basementOn and off the road we glimpse the.
Rbing The continuous hoping between times places and characters however caused me to have to re read some sections every so often but overall for me a really good read Excellent writing but the whole thing was rather disjointed leaving me often rather confused as to the identity of the characters in any given chapter Dark and twisty That is to say I liked it very much However it could have really benefitted from an American copy editor I m not in the least bit jingoistic but taking into consideration that it s a book about Americans taking place in America the. Lives of people who are touched by the driver in one way or another a porn star who can no longer perform; a widower looking for love; two parents who return day after day to the spot where their son was illed Speeding past and stopping off along the way the driver meddles mixes and murders.