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Roadwork by Richard Bachman
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Dec 26, 2011

it was ok
Read from December 24 to 26, 2011

Bart Dawes is the only resident left on his suburban street, thanks to eminent domain in the form of a highway extension that will go through his neighborhood. Dawes has been offered compensation for his house from the city, but this event has made Dawes realize that he hasn't ever been able to cope with the loss of his only son.

It's a decent story, with some good passages about death of a loved one and how it affects the living, but overall, not a particularly compelling story. This is another long short story/short novel originally published under King's pseudonym Richard Bachman, and although I still enjoy the story, I have a hard time imagining someone reading this under the Bachman name (in other words, someone who is not a King fan) and getting much out of it.
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