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Two vehicles, stripped to the bare essentials, accelerate to 180 miles per hour on a deserted highway. Their journey along this dead straight stretch, known as the Final Five, will decide the fate of the drivers – forever. Only one hundred seconds separate them from the finish line as they hurtle towards their destiny, dreaming of glory.
But this is one highway they’ve neve
Paperback, First, 28 pages
Published June 8th 2013 by This Is Horror
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Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Roadkill" by Joseph D'Lacey is quite a thrill ride down a highway of an unknown land.

The complete story takes place in exactly 93 seconds, from start to finish, and covers five miles of alien territory.

I have never read a story like this one and I'd like to give congratulations to Mr. D'Lacey for creating such a unique story.

We are told little of the society with in the story other than the flash back glimpses we are given by this nameless narrator. The story itself takes place inside a vehicl
Fi Mcmillan
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Joseph D'Lacey is a lovely man who writes absolutely horrible things. Garbage Man? Vile! Kill Crew? Beautifully grim! Meat? Oh, fucking horrendous! With his new short story, Roadkill, D'Lacey keeps his foot firmly to the floor. Available on the Kindle store or as one of This Is Horror's rather gorgeous chapbooks, Roadkill is a highly recommended slice of high octane horror. Gentlemen, start your engines...

This frenetic tale of two racers driving to destruction plays out over a mere 98 seconds, b
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4
The short story introduces a post-apocaliptic, car-fetishizing, Mad Max-ish future with all of its twisted, distorted worldbuilding only to capture 93 seconds of a reinterpreted, distopized version of a knight's tournament.
I liked every second of it.
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Jun 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
In an un-named world, the narrator (also un-named) is engaged in a race with the Dubb, a fellow sixteen year old who is seeking the Convergence as they drive, at high speeds, along the Final Five. The third chapbook from This Is Horror, this benefits greatly from the assured skill of Joseph D’Lacey who manages to make a car race a visceral thing without once tipping his hat to Mad Max. There are several clever touches - a suicidal fox, which appears to speak to our hero - and the ‘Sublime’, the ...more
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thrilling 98 second blast along a deserted highway. You can almost taste the engine oil!
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nerve wracking right from the start... Loved it.
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Became vegetarian after writing MEAT. Fond of meditation, unfathomable questions and cats.

Repped by Robert Dinsdale.

"Joseph D'Lacey rocks!" Stephen King.

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