by Linda, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
Holy crap, what a great premise for a story: a guy, livin' the good life (a couple of lives, actually...), drives off a freeway and onto a median hemmed in (or is it?) by speeding traffic, fences, and concrete. Injured, he pulls himself out of the car and embarks on a Sisyphean struggle through the loose dirt and waist-high grass of the impossibly steep embankment that looms between him and his salvation. If he could just claw his way up to the road, surely someone will pull over to help, right? Meanwhile, hours turn into days. Will he make it off the island? Does he want to? You won't want to wait to find out. Concrete Island is unputdownable.