Book Reviews

{Review} The Last Mile by Tim Waggoner

by Tim Waggoner
Published by Darkfuse on Oct 21st 2014
Genres: Apocalyptic, Extreme Horror, Horror
Pages: 140 pages
Format: eARC
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A unique and compelling vision of a post-apocalyptic world, Tim Waggoner’s The Last Mile pits thrall-bound Dan versus sacrifice-to-be Alice. The former does what he has to do to keep his family alive; the latter just wants to survive and will do whatever it takes to stay that way.

The Last Mile clearly comes from a rich (and deeply troubled) mind. The hints toward the world that exists beyond the limited view of its two principal characters are more than interesting – with the concept of the Masters alone proving to be utterly fascinating. This is one of those novellas that you wish would have been novel-length, as it teases up a hell of a storm while satisfying only its two-character arc.

Bleak, nihilistic and all the better for it, The Last Mile is not a novella that is easily forgotten and easily sits within the best DarkFuse Publishing releases of the year. Highly recommended.

4.5 Blood Slicked Kitchen Implements for The Last Mile.

The preceding was based on an advanced electronic copy of the novel provided by DarkFuse Publishing through Netgalley.

About Tim Waggoner

Tim Waggoner wrote his first story at the age of five, when he created a comic book version of King Kong vs. Godzilla on a stenographer’s pad. It took him a few more years until he began selling professionally, though. Overall, he has published close to thirty novels and three short story collections, and his articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest and Writers’ Journal, among other publications. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program. He hopes to continue writing and teaching until he keels over dead, after which he wants to be stuffed and mounted, and then placed in front of his computer terminal.

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