Rio Youers
Old Man Scratch
August 17, 2019 Comments.. 772
Old Man Scratch Johnny Gregson moved to the country to enjoy the quiet of his twilight years but it seems he s got two problems The first is the roadkill His neighbour Hill Scratch Clayton is the second Scratch is a

  • Title: Old Man Scratch
  • Author: Rio Youers
  • ISBN: 9781848630024
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Johnny Gregson moved to the country to enjoy the quiet of his twilight years, but it seems he s got two problems The first is the roadkill His neighbour Hill Scratch Clayton is the second Scratch is a hard edged old man and a creature of habit He mows his lawn at first light every morning, and the sound of the John Deere s engine always wakes Johnny and his wife fromJohnny Gregson moved to the country to enjoy the quiet of his twilight years, but it seems he s got two problems The first is the roadkill His neighbour Hill Scratch Clayton is the second Scratch is a hard edged old man and a creature of habit He mows his lawn at first light every morning, and the sound of the John Deere s engine always wakes Johnny and his wife from their brittle sleep Come winter the ride on mower is replaced by Scratch s snowblower Johnny tries to reason with him, but Scratch is set in his ways There is no compassion in his soul.After Johnny s world is turned upside down, he is compelled to take drastic action He thinks he knows a way to silence Scratch forever For six years he has been scraping dead animals from his driveway and tossing them to the side of the road, and for six years they have disappeared within a day or two He often asks himself, what happens to the roadkill Just where does it go Old Man Scratch is a revenge story that is often touching, often humorous, but always bound by the unknown the inexplicable fear of what man is capable of, and the darkness of his heart.

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    1 Blog on “Old Man Scratch

    1. William M. says:

      I was first introduced to Rio Youers with his impressive novella, Mama Fish. It was clear this was a writer that chooses his words carefully and has a wonderful talent for effective and powerful storytelling. With Old Man Scratch, author Youers steps it up a notch and creates one of the most powerful, tense, and heartbreaking novellas I've read in recent years.The characters here are expertly described and the situation of a nasty and relentless neighbor is delightfully addictive. Youers could h [...]

    2. G.R. Yeates says:

      A very thoughtful modern folktale where the consequences of revenge create an atmosphere of inevitable approaching doom. Tender moments portraying an old couple's lifelong love contrast with the thunderous confrontations between two men who could not be more opposed. All of this then leads us into a bleak and ambiguous coda that stays with you once you have put the book down. Recommended.

    3. Paul Jr. says:

      Rio Youers can always spin a good tale. This has great character background but I found it a bit predictable and a little slow paced for my taste. I'd give it 3.5 stars. But I do like his writing style.

    4. Geoff says:

      This story is about a retired couple from Toronto who decide to live out their retirement away from the city and out into a small town setting. They move to the outskirts of town and their only neighbor is a mean old man named Scratch. What makes Scratch so mean is he cuts his lawn every day at 5:30 in the morning. Johnny, the husband of the retired couple decides to ask Scratch to stop waking them up every morning with his lawn cutting, but that doesn't go well and things get uglier as the stor [...]

    5. Joan says:

      Read it on the plane back from World Horror Con in Brighton and couldn't put it down. Incredibly well written.

    6. Lyndon says:

      I read this when it first came out. Trying to find my review of it, but it's lost in cyberspace I suppose. Was a free advanced review copy and I believe it was a horror story. Anyway, discovered I'd not counted it as a book read until now (2018) but will mark it read in 2010.

    7. Bill says:

      A very good short story from Rio Youers. Reads fast and very well written. Recommended.

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