Ride the Snake Road: Beamo Roamer’s Hard Core Jaunt to the Wasteland (The Adventures of Beamo Roamer Book 1)

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Merica, 1,100 years after Doomtime. Beamo Roamer is a scavenge man from the Zarks. He and the digger crew he runs strike it big, unearthing the most incredible big rig ever found. Beamo’s profit from selling the big rig at auction bought him passage through the Heights Bluff Gate and into a mansion. Beamo was now a Big Man. A few months later, while on a scouting run, Beamo gets into a gunfight. As a result of the skirmish, Beamo scored a treasure map and loads of trouble with the Sawbird Gang. Outgunned, Beamo gives up the map to Tee and Bonehead. But to get to the treasure, the notorious gangsters hire Beam to get them through the Wasteland and past chopper-riding mutants to find the lost Fort Knox gold.

Ride the Snake Road by LeRoy Wow is a unique post-apocalyptic thrill ride. With its blend of motorcycle chases, knife fights, and shootouts, Wow delivers an action-packed novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The book is a perfect mix of blood, gore, and road grit, set in a dystopian Merica after Doomtime. Wow’s use of familiar landmarks and creative slang adds a unique flavor to the story, leading the reader on a high-adrenaline journey. Despite the characters’ lost state, Wow’s world-building is exciting and creative, yet still familiar enough. Wow’s novel could be considered post-apocalyptic urban fantasy.

As exciting as most of the novel is, the pacing sometimes comes to a screeching halt with Beamo’s loquaciousness. The dialogue is long-winded at times. The reader can get just as frustrated as Bonehead. As he said, “Ious calling yous out on that bullshi, Roamer…” It feels like the action sometimes takes a back seat to the interpersonal drama. Even though a lot of character development happens between the fighting, these slow points can be rough.

Ride the Snake Road is a gritty, action-fueled, and extreme journey. Wow’s wasteland-punk setting is a wild, untamed place filled with strange, fantastical monsters and mutated humans. Yet, it’s still believable enough to make this an exciting post-apocalyptic science fiction novel. Wow’s work is not for the faint-hearted, as it’s filled with heart-pounding moments. It will particularly appeal to fans of realistic world-building and smart, witty storylines. If one could imagine the disfigured offspring from the grotesque union of Easy Ride and The Road Warrior, it would look a lot like LeRoy Wow’s Ride the Snake Road.

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Author LeRoy Wow
Star Count 4/5
Format eBook
Page Count 353 pages
Publisher Wolf-Wise PRess
Publish Date 19-Mar-2024
ISBN 9780964074743 Buy this Book
Issue May 2024
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy