Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Night Cyclist, by Stephen Graham Jones

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(Horror) There's a quiet war in Boulder between hikers and cyclists, but whatever ripped two hikers' throats out must have been the cyclist from Hell. (8,453 words; Time: 28m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"," by (edited by Ellen Datlow), published on by .

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Pro: The story is really about the narrator deciding whether to grow up or not. When he gives away his bike, we know he's not going to be buying another one.

The cyclist slang spices the story up quite a bit. A tire isn't bent it's "tacoed."

Con: We lose sympathy with the narrator when he stabs the two boys. The night cyclist is a monster who's killed three people already. Yes, the boys shouldn't be putting obstacles in the bike paths, but it's not fun seeing the narrator become a murderer with zero remorse.

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