I want so much more!
Roadside Picnic is a collection of stories, they contain the same characters, but they happen at different times, sometimes decades apart. They are great stories, great beginnings of larger stories…
I would love to read a much longer story about Red Schuhart, he is such a great character and his story in this universe is so appealing to me.
Robert Forster does a great job narrating the audiobook.
I bought this audiobook from Audible and listened to it using the Audible app on my iPhone.
From the publisher:
Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a "full empty", something goes wrong. And the news he gets from his girlfriend upon his return makes it inevitable that he’ll keep going back to the Zone, again and again, until he finds the answer to all his problems.
©1972 Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (P)2012 Random House
I rate this book a 10 out of 10 and recommend it to anyone who loves science fiction.