Roadwork

Roadwork

Barton Dawes? unremarkable but comfortable existence suddenly takes a turn for the worst. Highway construction puts him out of work and simultaneously forces him out of his home. Dawes isn?t the sort of man who will take an insult of this magnitude lying down. His single-minded determination to fight the inevitable course of progress drives his wife and friends away while Barton Dawes? unremarkable but comfortable existence suddenly takes a turn for the worst. Highway construction puts ...

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Title:Roadwork
Author:Richard Bachman
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Roadwork
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Roadwork Reviews

  • Dan
    Aug 20, 2007
    I read this after reading The Long Walk and couldn't get into it at all to begin with. I found it a little bit dull and difficult to relate to. But as the story progressed I became absolutely engrossed in it, it really becomes difficult to put down. It's incredibly sad at times, but ca...
  • Tobin Elliott
    Aug 11, 2016
    In my rereading of King's work, this, along with Eyes of the Dragon and The Tommyknockers, was one of the novels I was kind of dreading, because, though I remembered very little of the novel, I distinctly remember being somewhat bored with it and flat out not liking it much. Yeah, w...
  • Dan Schwent
    Dec 09, 2013
    A new stretch of interstate is being build and Bart Dawes' house is right in its path. He has until January 20th to find a new place for he and his wife to live and also a new location for the Blue Ribbon, the industrial laundry where he has been employed for twenty years. What will ha...
  • Becky
    Jul 04, 2011
    Well then. As much as it pains me to do this, I calls 'em like I sees 'em, and this was an effort in futility on just about all fronts. Now I know, I know, the Bachman books are depressing and dark and bleak and grim. I know all that. I expected it, and was even looking forward to ...
  • George K.
    Dec 08, 2015
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  • Dierdra McGill
    Dec 27, 2012
    I have only read one other of the Bachman novels, The long walk and I remember really enjoying it so when I came across Roadwork I was excited to read it. The Bachman novels are not really so much horror as Kings novels are and the difference is nice. I find it sad King had to stop wri...
  • Sinn
    Dec 05, 2017
    Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der langsam aber sicher jede Rationalität hinter sich lässt, ist genau das, was Stephen King und Richard Bachman voneinander unterscheidet. Ich meine ... ernsthaft. Wie lange hat es ersterer je geschafft nicht irgendwelchen Fantasie-Wesen die Schuld für ...
  • Lyn
    Oct 30, 2017
    Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman reminds me of Philip K Dick?s mainstream, non- SF stories. The style and tone of Confessions of a Crap Artist and Humpty Dumpty in Oakland with some scare the freaky deaky out of you is how this comes across. Actually, I also thought about t...
  • Latasha
    Jul 16, 2016
    I wasn't sure about this one but by the end I did like Bart and over all enjoyed this book. it's kinda heart breaking :( ...
  • Edward Lorn
    Jan 13, 2019
    Much better than I remember, but still not great by any stretch of the imagination. Fact remains, though, I cried more than once. Review and Thursday Theorist video coming next week. ...
  • The Cow
    Dec 06, 2012
    This review is for die-hard King fans only: Most of the reviews here pretty much sum Roadwork up. A well-written, tragic tale of a "beautiful loser", whose life has gone downhill at an exponential velocity, ever since he learned that there was going to be a highway built through his...
  • Ruth Turner
    Jan 09, 2015
    Audiobook ? Narrated by G Valmont Thomas ? Dreadful narration. This is the first audiobook narrated by Thomas that I?ve listened to and it will probably be my last. His reading voice is beautiful and if he?d stuck to that I would have thoroughly enjoyed it. But he didn...
  • Chrissa Vasileiou
    Jun 10, 2017
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  • Badseedgirl
    Jan 24, 2017
    This one is more like 3.5 stars. A perfect example of psychological horror. There are no monsters in this book except the ones in Bart Dawes own brain. The best part of the book was the way that Mr. King was able to make the highway extension feel like a character. This story was w...
  • Nick Iuppa
    Oct 15, 2018
    This is a book about loss. It?s as simple as that. Bert Dawes lost his son Charlie to a brain tumor. He loved his son very much, so much that his wife, Mary, has to admit that theirs was a special connection. Hell, Burt still talks to the kid and somehow imagines Charlie talks back t...
  • Scott
    Oct 08, 2018
    **The Stephen King Goodreads Discussion Group is doing a re-read of his works from the beginning to the end. It?s been a long time since I have really immersed myself in Uncle Stevie?s world, but a rate of a book a month, I am all in. My goal is to read and review each one with as ...
  • Margaret
    Oct 14, 2017
    Stephen King, considered "roadwork" one of his not so good novels. I want to disagree with His majesty . Lots of readers thought that it would have been a fine short story, but it failed as a novel. I object to that. For me, "it" and "the stand" would be better if they were "less" ,but...
  • Franco  Santos
    Feb 28, 2015
    So sad. Creo que estoy a punto de ponerme a gritar. Por las cosas perdidas. Por tu sonrisa, Mary. Perdóname si echo la cabeza hacia atrás y me pongo a gritar por la sonrisa que ya nunca aparece en tu rostro. ¿De acuerdo? Hacerte viejo es como conducir el coche a través de una...
  • Thomas Strömquist
    Mar 22, 2015
    Another great surprise in re-reading Stephen King was Roadwork, which I must confess that I did not remember a lot of details about. First: it was a whole lot easier to connect to the pained Barton Dawes now than when I was 19 (even if it was quite a shock discovering that the disillus...
  • Stratos
    Jun 13, 2018
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  • Ashley Daviau
    Apr 22, 2017
    My feelings are really smack dab in the middle on this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I thought some parts were interesting but for the most part, I found it quite pointless if I'm being completely honest. It seemed like something that should have been a short stor...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Mar 04, 2019
    I know Roadwork isn't such a popular or well-received story but I actually really liked it. I found it more sad than scary (by the way for king fans who remember The Mangler, this book features Blue Ribbon Laundry!), probably more sad because it's more real than most. The frustration a...
  • Trey
    Sep 18, 2017
    2 stars for the story. One extra, for Bart Dawes. Sad portrait of a character desperately trying to come to terms with an imposing external reality and slowly losing grip of his internal reality. Throughout the story, I came to like Bart, the main character whose elbowed off the stag...
  • Eliasdgian
    May 01, 2019
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  • Matt Tandy
    Nov 26, 2018
    This was at least my fourth time reading Roadwork, and previously I hadn't enjoyed it. I felt it was too stark and dark, not offering any real hope. This time around, I read it immediately after the breakdown of my own marriage, and had a very different perspective on Bart Dawes and th...
  • Abbie | ab_reads
    Jan 21, 2018
    1.5 stars. Move aside Rage and Gerald?s Game, new least fave King coming through! I can?t even be bothered to write a review for this, it was just crap. Main character drew no sympathy from me, he was distasteful and absolutely fixated on vaginas. I swear every other word was ?...
  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    Aug 27, 2016
    Roadwork - Stephen King, Richard Bachman It's amazing what a difference a few years can make. When I was first getting into Stephen King's work, I had no idea where to start. I will never forget finding myself in a small used bookstore in Decatur, Alabama, perusing a bookshelf filled ...
  • Edith Romero
    May 16, 2019
    ¿Es así cómo la sociedad transforma a una persona promedio en alguien que va en contra de las normas que se rigen en ella? O ¿A caso es el gobierno y la burocracia, los que controlan los pasos, direcciones y decisiones de una sociedad? Sea lo que fuere, algo ha activado las acci...
  • Robjr73
    Oct 07, 2017
    Wow. This is a Stephen King (I mean Bachman) story unlike any other. The main character stands out from any character I?ve ever read in a fiction. If you?ve never read Roadwork I can tell you that most likely you will either love it or hate it. You will either care about this chara...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    May 28, 2017
    "I know something else as well: there's a place in most of us where the rain is pretty much constant, the shadows are always long, and the woods are full of monsters." Roadwork tells the story of Bart Dawes, a man suffering from grief following the death of his young son. To add to ...