Author: Drew Magary
Title: The Hike A Novel
Print Length: 288
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
The Hike is Cormac McCarthys Alice in Wonderlandgritty and terrifying but with deliriously surreal twists and turns. Theres not a chapter that doesnt shock and surprise, and underneath it all is the levity and wit Ive come to expect of Drew Magarys writing. Jeffrey Cranor, New York Times bestselling cowriter of Welcome to Night ValeIts kind of a more cynical version ofThe Phantom Tollboothmixed with a game of Dungeons & Dragons fromCommunitycreator Dan Harmons podcastHarmontown.Wired, chosen as one of This Summers 14 Must-Read BooksFrom the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any youve read before, weaving elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects. On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the Producer, the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path. At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magarys novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival.From the Hardcover edition.