A zen joke about time. Although it’s not advisable to joke about time, usually the reverse happens, and the realization is always bitter, like in a film noir. So, is The Way of the Thunderbolt a Zen noir novel about time? It’s more about timing. The main character is looking for the dinlo, that miraculous particle that determines the right moment for someone to do something. And when he finds it, he realizes that he didn’t know what he wanted after all.
Anyway, what a person wants and when they want it will always be a complex equation, and that’s one of the things literature was born out of; to sort them out. With relative success… Thus, O Dromos tou Keravnou (The Thunder Road). came to be. Some sparks, some crazed amperes from the rupture of the constant current over there, at the end of that road, can sometimes hit us.