Item description for The Night Driver by John Cork...
Traveling salesman Hurdis Jones is an ordinary man on an uneventful trip through the Midwest, until he gives a seriously ill hitchhiker a ride to the hospital. That's when he starts getting pounding headaches, bizarre hallucinations and blackouts. He feels like he's being followed and stumbles upon mutilated bodies.... A dedicated family man, all Hurdis Jones wants to do is make it home to his worried wife and kids. But his journey becomes impossibly long and fraught with horror.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 11, 2007
ISBN 193307616X ISBN13 9781933076164
Availability 0 units.
More About John Cork
Cork is on the board of the Ian Fleming Foundation. He also co-produced, co-wrote and directed 30 documentaries for the MGM James Bond DVD project.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Night Driver?
THIS SHOULD BE A MOVIE Jan 28, 2007
This graphic novel has top notch writing and is sure to find it's way into live action feature film status. Just by reading this well crafted story you can already imagine the imagery in movie form. The book does read much like a film or at least story boards. You will want to hang onto this one for a second, third or even fouth read. You should definately check it out!
A Visual Treat Jan 23, 2007
I picked this up and began a journey through artist LaGasse's unique version of one man's living hell. I enjoyed the story by Mills and Cork but it was the artwork that had me reading this graphic novel for the fifth time. Dialogue is crafty and minimalistic. Nothing is overexplained; in fact, the panels do much of the talking; like a movie. Some of them grab me, some compel me and some just flat out haunt me...and I like that. I came home from a particularly long evening, looked in the mirror and said aloud, "I haven't slept in nine days!"
Smart and scary Jan 15, 2007
"The Night Driver" is an intense, psychological thriller that reminded me of Steven Spielberg's "Duel." The gore is kept at a reasonable level and the emphasis is on the characters. Writers Cork and Mills do a good job delineating characters with relatively little dialogue (such as in the scene with the exotic dancer on the TV transmitter). I definitely prefer getting to know your victims before doing them in. In general, the dialogue is paced in a way that builds suspense, even when there's not a lot of action. I particularly liked a full-page panel of the main character on the telephone. Artist Christoper LaGasse accomplishes that sounds easy but can be deceptively difficult. He draws real people in real clothes (not spandex suits) and makes them all identifiable.