A #bookreview of John W. Howell’s ETERNAL ROAD

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Ciao, amici! I’m ashamed to admit how long this one took me to post. And wish it hadn’t. Because I enjoyed it so much once I finally had a chance to sit down with it and read it.

The following is my review of John Howell’s Eternal Road: The Final Stop.

My Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Talk About A Wild Ride

Author John W. Howell took the concepts of “the road to our eternal home” and “our final stop” quite seriously when he penned this afterlife journey novel. And it was an adventure quite unlike anything I’ve read in quite a long time—kind of Kerouac meets What Dreams May Come. 

There’s love and hope in this novel, but there’s also danger and warning. The paranormal and metaphysical elements are necessary vehicles for the story, but the author doesn’t turn the tale into a religious one. It’s definitely an adventure.

The characters of Sam and James are well-developed and engaging, and the times and places they visit are equally fascinating. 

If you’ll forgive the pun, this story was well worth the ride.

I happily give this tale five stars.

I don’t know if you’ve had the pleasure of reading this one yet, but if you haven’t, I suggest you check it out. And if you have, I encourage you to share your thoughts below. This is a story deserving of a few shout-outs.


Published by Staci Troilo

A writer fascinated with interpersonal relationships, the importance of family, and the relevance of heritage. Learn more at https://stacitroilo.com.

97 thoughts on “A #bookreview of John W. Howell’s ETERNAL ROAD

    1. I hate spoilers. I don’t think I ever give them in my reviews. (I don’t want to say “never” because then someone will point out a review where I goofed and gave one.) Glad to know you’re enjoying it, Darlene.

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  1. Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:

    If you know Staci Troilo you know what a good writer she is. She has written a review of Eternal Road – The last stop that made my day. If you don’t know Staci and her writing now is a good time to visit and find out more. Thank you, Staci.

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  2. Thank you for the lovely review, Staci. Even a mention of Jack Kerouac near Eternal Road sends me in a heavenly trance. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story because at the end of the day that is the most important thing. I have to send you a virtual hug for making my day. I’m sorry I was late getting here but it was so worthwhile when I did. 🤗

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    1. You were under no obligation to visit at all, but I’m glad you did. And I’m delighted you enjoyed the review.

      And I’m always happy for virtual hugs. As it happens, I really needed one today, so it’s perfect timing. 😊

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        1. Sort of. I add to my Kindle much faster than I read through it. I have books on there that are at least a decade old, and I’m pretty sure I’ll never go back and read those. Sigh. But some are definitely a priority, even if it takes me months to get to them. Or, sadly, years.

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  3. I Loved, Loved, Loved this book! John gave me a lot to think about. All the “what ifs” crowded my thoughts. None of us know what the afterlife will be like and this is as plausible as the next theory. Thank you for sharing your review, Staci. I highly recommend this book!

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    1. And a bunch of other stuff, too. It’s a mash-up of so many different things, which is what made it so compelling. It was really fresh. I haven’t read anything like it in quite a while. If ever. I really enjoyed it, Priscilla.


    1. It’s nice to finally get to chip away at my TBR list. I’m glad I finally plucked this one out of the pile. I really got swept up in the adventure. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it, too.

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