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"Hey, Charlie. You like the truck better? Than the boat, I mean?"
That’s what she said as she walked away from the last ride she should ever have taken. And this one was smart. Kharon, even if he went by the name of Charlie these days, knew she’d be okay.
But this one wasn’t just smart. She was different. Because this one came back.
Charlie's a trucker, an Independent. Meaner
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ebook, Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published January 18th 2013 by MuseitUp Publishing
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Lisabet Sarai
Jun 01, 2013 Lisabet Sarai rated it really liked it
This fantastically creative novel re-imagines Charon, the mythological Greek boatman on the River Styx, as a hard-driving trucker cruising the Road, picking up the dead and ferrying them to the Gates. I loved the characters and the humor in this book - Rosie, the kick-ass heroine, is absolutely unforgettable - but alas, I found it consistently obscure. There were many scenes where Charlie/Charon and Rosie have obviously figured out what's going on - what the bad guys are doing and why - but alas ...more
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Jan 22, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Oh, that Graeme Smith comes up with some weird stories! And I'll admit straight-off that I know him from online groups and really like his writing, even if sometimes his stories are a little beyond me. Like this one.

Loosely based on Greek mythology, Charon, the ferryman of the dead, is now Charlie, trucker in a big rig.

He picks up souls on the Road and delivers them to the Roadhouse. Only something's going wrong; souls are disappearing after Charlie puts them out.

Rosie, one of the lost souls, es
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Smith's story is a constant verbiage of opposites. The scenes consist of one dark setting after another.

Full review in April 2013 issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Virtual Writers: Road like a River - Graeme Smith 1 4 Feb 15, 2013 05:57AM  
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This is me. Graeme Smith. Fantasy writer. Mostly comic fantasy (which is fantasy intended to make you laugh, not fantasy in comics) :-).

When I'm not writing (well, or editing my writing. Or re-writing. Or editing my re-writing. Or... Quite. You get the picture), I'm doing other things. Things like wishing I could play keyboards. And not playing them, not even very badly. Things like online gaming
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