The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones ed. by Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (review)

The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones ed. by Theodore C.... Theodore C. Van Alst Jr., ed., The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2015. 371 pp. Paper, $24.95. Whenever I read Stephen Graham Jones's work, I experience two simultaneous realizations. The first is that I am very glad I don't live inside his head, where the demons and killers populating so many of his stories lurk and loom. The second is that I am extremely grateful that he does, dwelling in and mining those dark places to craft such well-wrought stories and heartbreakingly human characters (even the ones who aren't technically humans). The Faster Redder Road brings together a wide array of Jones's previously published work in a single lengthy collection. The book serves as an outstanding introduction or supplement to this incredibly prolific author's writing, from very short stories (a page or two) to longer ones and to excerpts from novels. Reflecting his work's breadth, the selections range from his usual horror, slasher, and zombie as well as "love stories to scifi, games and gaming, noir voice, and ya" and "work that makes the shelves for folks in Native Lit" (xvi). While novels including The Bird http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Western American Literature The Western Literature Association

The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones ed. by Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (review)

Western American Literature, Volume 51 (1) – Jul 3, 2016

Loading next page...
 
/lp/the-western-literature-association/the-faster-redder-road-the-best-unamerican-stories-of-stephen-graham-3jGr90SFx2
Publisher
The Western Literature Association
Copyright
Copyright © The Western Literature Association
ISSN
1948-7142
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Theodore C. Van Alst Jr., ed., The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2015. 371 pp. Paper, $24.95. Whenever I read Stephen Graham Jones's work, I experience two simultaneous realizations. The first is that I am very glad I don't live inside his head, where the demons and killers populating so many of his stories lurk and loom. The second is that I am extremely grateful that he does, dwelling in and mining those dark places to craft such well-wrought stories and heartbreakingly human characters (even the ones who aren't technically humans). The Faster Redder Road brings together a wide array of Jones's previously published work in a single lengthy collection. The book serves as an outstanding introduction or supplement to this incredibly prolific author's writing, from very short stories (a page or two) to longer ones and to excerpts from novels. Reflecting his work's breadth, the selections range from his usual horror, slasher, and zombie as well as "love stories to scifi, games and gaming, noir voice, and ya" and "work that makes the shelves for folks in Native Lit" (xvi). While novels including The Bird

Journal

Western American LiteratureThe Western Literature Association

Published: Jul 3, 2016

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off