Book: The Ride by Richard McCulloughcategories: Book, Fast Cars, San Francisco, Near Death, Fear, Haight-Ashbury, Muir Beach, Sausalito, Psychological, Austin-Healey, Horror, Spiritual Freedom, True Story
Richard McCulloughabout this book: "The Ride", Richard A McCullough's latest book where The Ride is Mandatory, Living is Optional.
If you've ever gotten in a car with someone you didn't know ... This is a real reading experience. Like a movie in your mind. The writer takes you there. What a rush. Read it, experience it, it'll stop your heart. But when it starts beating again you'll know you're really alive.
This short novel vividly shows us the potential disaster of accepting a ride from a stranger, the exhilaration of a dream come true rapidly turns into a nightmare of the unexpected on a scenic section of deserted Muir Beach Highway. The author gives us a taste of Haight-Ashbury in the '60s, the thrill of a finely tuned racing machine and the euphoric stimulation of a near death experience all wrapped up in one short Ride.
Beyond the thrill of the moment, Richard McCullough addresses the age old question of what determines our fate, are we just at the mercy of events beyond our control, are we on a path determined solely by our past choices or is there something else. The author shows us that in THIS case perhaps it was "the decision not to die" that tips the scales. The end result is the key to living, to being really alive and all that entails.
All this is made more potent when you realize this is a TRUE story.
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