Edge of the Known Bus Line by James R. Gapinski @JamesRGapinski #Review #Novella #Horror #Fantasy

Book Review


Edge of the Known Bus Line (Release Date: April 25th, 2018)

A woman’s daily commute takes an abrupt turn when she’s dropped off in a grotesque shantytown in Edge of the Known Bus Line. The townsfolk live in huts and tents scavenged from broken trinkets. They eat dead rats and human flesh. They’ve developed cult-like religions about miracle bus routes that will someday set them free. The narrator searches for a way out of this surreal hellscape while dredging up a few nightmares of her own.

Maryse Meijer, author of Heartbreaker, raves “Hallucinatory, savage, but ultimately hopeful, Edge of the Known Bus Line is a bloody bible for our times.” Melissa Reddish, author of Girl & Flameproclaims “Edge of the Known Bus Line takes us on a one-way trip to the end of civilization and the beginning of what it means to be human.” Ashley Farmer, author of The Women, says “The dark, smart absurdity of James R. Gapinski’s writing jolts and delights in equal measure.”

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My Thoughts…

Warning: Not for the faint of heart! Grotesque imagery, violence and cannibalism

Which if you are a lover of horror, make this book a fantastical, dark journey for readers. I for one, was so disappointed when I got to the “end of the line” because I enjoyed it so much!

This is such an original story and I was completely gripped right from page one. Yes it’s gross and at times cringe-worthy, but that’s what makes it so great. Imagine starting your day just like any other, only to end up in the middle of the most horrific nightmare, one you will not wake up from.

Excellent writing, wonderfully twisted plot, and completely enthralling! My only complaint is that it’s a novella and not a full-length novel.

Seriously, can’t recommend it enough!

Rating… A

Available for purchase here, on the author’s website, and on Amazon

James R. Gapinski


8 thoughts on “Edge of the Known Bus Line by James R. Gapinski @JamesRGapinski #Review #Novella #Horror #Fantasy

  1. Great review- sounds like proper horror… I can pretty much stomach anything but cannibalism always is a tad too far for me… I remember reading a thriller where a psycho family was eating stew and I instantly though- oh, gosh, nooo! whilst feeling totally grossed out… luckily, the stew was legit 😀 hahaha… ugh, even thinking of it makes me a tad wobbly… 😀

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