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Road to Nowhere

by Paul Robertson

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I really couldn't get into this one. The book seemed sort of pointless and the characters poorly developed. I definitely won't be watching for anything else from this author. Unfinished. ( )
  msjoanna | Jan 4, 2010 |
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It's a book about a road.

It's a book about a road that is controversial.

The road symbolizes so much to a small town. Change. Movement. New people. Growth. Transformation. Not everyone is interested in any of this. But would someone be so against it that they'd kill for it?

The book is told from the point of view of the town's board members. There are a great number of characters, which makes the novel seem long winded and pointless at times.

There are a lot of plot devices used, some heavy handed, like the use of red herrings and the symbolism. There's a lot of stereotyping, repetition and subplots that distract. You will discover this if you are able to get past the first few chapters. To say it's a slow starting book is an understatement.

And the ending? Wow. Talk about far fetched. ( )
  karenthecroccy | Sep 11, 2009 |
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Rather long, sometimes difficult to read... Perhaps there was just too much going on, or too many characters. The premise is a good one.... small town politics and what folks will do to protect their interests. The mystery of who was behind the wrongdoings in the book was enough to keep me reading, but it wasn't always easy. I admit to doing a lot of skimming to get to the "meat" of the story. ( )
  4kidsplusdog | Jul 23, 2009 |
Totally without plot, interest or characters. Road to Nowhere is apt title. ( )
  kingsportlibrary | Jul 14, 2008 |
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Paul Robertson has created a great tale. I was caught up after reading the first page of 'Road To Nowhere' and could hardly put it down.

It is a wonderful story of a small town at perhaps it's best and most assuredly at it's worst.

Who would have thought that a simple plan to build a road could destroy a town before the bulldozers even get started! Or even get a man killed?

'Road To Nowhere' is told from the point of view of each of the city board members. We get to see the various sides of the story as it unfolds and it unfolds at a rapid pace.

I am glad to have read this and will be looking up more of Paul Robertson's work. ( )
  battlinjack | Mar 5, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0764203258, Hardcover)

A North Carolina town is divided when plans for a new road project turn deadly. What happens when everyone chooses their own ''truth''?

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For years, Wardsville, North Carolina, was a peaceful small town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After unexpected funding arrives to build a road into town, the community tears in two, with somebody willing to commit murder to make sure things go his way.… (more)

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