“…if the world was only a demo-derby, wouldn’t one be justified in stepping out of his car?”

The most low-key of the Bachman books, a psychological drama about a man whose life suddenly falls apart, through the death of his only child and a highway construction that necessitates the destruction of his home. Bart Dawes responds by going quietly insane, in both dark and amusing ways. Well worth reading, but if you expect horror, or even action, you’ll put down the book disappointed.