The Road of Things to Come

The Road of Things to Come When Sheriff Keylee Discovers Escaped Mental Patient Simon Fielding Wandering Down The Desolate Road Of Shepherd S Pass In A Sleepwalking Trance, He Takes Him Into Custody With The Intent Of Returning Him To Jessup County Hospital With Few Questions Asked The Sheriff S Dispatcher Debbie Is A Bit Curious She Has Looked Into The Matter Of Mr Fielding S Escapes And Come Across Some Unsettling Information Regarding Jessup County Hospital And A Former Psychologist Who Was Believed To Be Involved In A Patient S Escape Attempt From The Hospital Twenty Years Earlier Dr Douglas Grover, A Clinical Psychiatrist On The Ward, Is A Particularly Strong Advocate For Simon S Discharge He Meets With Him For Sessions On A Weekly Basis Where They Continually Discuss The Haunting Dreams That Simon Has Convinced Himself Are Glimpses Of The Future These Visions Involve An Illuminate Figure That Appears On A Brightly Lit Path And Produces A Series Of Images, The Most Disturbing Of Which Involves A Terrible Car Accident On Shepherd S Pass, Which Simon Believes Is The Revelation Of His Death Dr Grover Is Suspicious Of The Images And Wants To Know He Reveals To Simon His Own Personal Investigation Into The History Of Shepherd S Pass And Even Admits To Having Remarkably Lucid Dreams Where He Too Is Confronted With His Own Demise He Further Confesses To Have Encountered A Bizarre Book, Detailing Several Accounts Of Complex Dreams Similar To The Ones That Both Of Them Are Experiencing The Common Denominator Is, Of Course, The Road Shepherd S Pass As The Doctor And Patient Continue To Exchange Theories, A Decision Is Made To Return To The Pass For Further Investigation What Happens Next Will Forever Alter The Men S Lives

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  • ebook
  • 38 pages
  • The Road of Things to Come
  • Benson Phillip Lott
  • English
  • 08 June 2018
  • 9781611873948

11 thoughts on “The Road of Things to Come

  1. says:

    Brought to you by OBS reviewer VickiThe Road of Things to Come challenged me in a way that no other book has for a long time Each page seemed to spark a new revelation yet the fire was extinguished after only the edges of my epiphany were ignited.For me, it is difficult to pinpoint the message that The Road of Things to Come is communicating To begin with this was a horror story and while the elements of horror remained throughout, author Benson Phillip Lott, went on to incorporate the gothic and the psychological thriller, address theories of science versus faith, and interweave fantasy and time travel The hybrid genres result in the ultimate creep factor Some may say that genre hybridity can be a lethal cocktail of lethargic confusion but for The Road of Things to Come it is the foundation and interestingly, where the plot and characters seem to have been born from almost organically.The reader is carried through the novella by multiple points of view and narrative styles that intentionally twist and skew our perception of the story unfolding before us This is most evident towards the end, when the reader is addressed as the storyteller, which then morphs into the reader as the character being told the story, which then switches to alter the readers understanding of what is real and what is not Confused yet Good.There is a distinct, and I believe intentional, dreamlike quality that is brought about by the multiple points of view and narrative styles Lott places emphasis on sleeping, sleepwalking, time loss, dreams and visions and they ultimately become the downfall of each character There is an ironic external distrust of imagination and creativity but this is counteracted by the internal bond that Dr Grover and Simon Fielding form over having shared the same vision This, to me, is a comment upon the interpretation of art and our shared experiences as consumers of art In a way this review is reflective of this comment as other readers will, no doubt, have an entirely different response and some may even distrust The Road of Things to Come.The novella begins and ends with the deserted back road, Shepherd s Pass All roads lead back here because it turns out that Shepherd s Pass is the true main character in The Road of Things to Come Like any good main character, Shepherd s Pass is complex, familiar and will resonate with you long after you have finished reading Sheriff Keylee, Simon Fielding and Dr Grover are fated to travel along the road and all three are doomed by the road Shepherd s Pass, a horror genre staple, draws the characters in under the false pretences, underlined by its entirely unthreatening, almost welcoming, name and completes its character arc by physically, psychologically and irreparably harming the characters Although themes of the labyrinth are evident it would be remiss to ignore comparisons to the haunted house and haunted land.I truly enjoyed reading this novella However, I think I have drawn the most enjoyment from trying to figure out what the novella was actually about If readers are seeking intrigue, theorizing and mystery The Road of Things to Come is a must read Confusion is 100% guaranteed.http article th

  2. says:

    This review is based on a copy provided to me by the publisher, Untreed Reads, on August 2, 2012, in exchange for my fair, honest, and impartial review, via Goodreads Group Making Connections.Review of The Road of Things to Come by Benson Phillip LottScary, scary, scary That thought runs through my mind from the first page of this story to the last Not just that in my sleepless mode last night, I couldn t help reprising this story and still thinking, Scary Scary Scary This is true psychological horror who needs splatterpunk this novella stood my hair on end from first word to last word Think Henry James in Turn of the Screw Think Saki in The Open Window Then think The Road of Things to Come Get it read it get scared stay scared What a story Complex, riveting, frightening and maybe even possible Highly recommended.

  3. says:

    A Twilight Zone type story of a sheriff who picks up a patient who has escaped the state hospital for the 4th or 5th time He finds him walking down Shepard s Pass, a road that has been closed by the town under mysterious circumstances The patient has amnesia and feels the pull of the road A crash into a ditch occurs on the way back to the state hospital and a strange story of what happens on the road ensues and the sherriff and the patient.The story itself was good but I think it needed than the 38 pages There are a few things that happen that needed to be explained as I was left wondering The ending seems rushed with no explanation of how or why the transformation takes place I was left wanting .

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    The Road of Things to Come takes you by the hand to a state of confusion and wonder Wondering what the heck is going on, where is the sheriff and why do I keep bouncing around from person to person like this I was excited at first, and then I got a bit bored After that, confusion settled in and stayed with me to the end I don t understand what happened Maybe I would have if the story was longer and developed, but alas, this is a short story.I m giving it 2 stars simply because, I just didn t get it Not because the writing was bad I actually plan on reading this again to see if I can understand it better With it being less than 40 pages long though my Nook told me it was 50 pages what do you have to lose By all means, please explain it to me

  6. says:

    A cross between a Twilight Zone episode and a ghost story told around a campfire The author was wise to keep it short.

  7. says:

    took me four years to write this, it still drives me nuts, but i love it

  8. says:

    I had to abandon my plan to review this as I can t find it in my files.

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