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Full Throttle

That lurk in the water’s shivery depths And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in “Throttle” co written with Stephen Ki. I m writing up a review for Scream Mag My last of the 4 reviews for the October issue I m so disappointed in this collection If it wasn t for IN THE TALL GRASS THROTTLE and like 2 others this would have been a DNF or maybe like a 1 or 2 star for me Details later

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“Late Returns” In “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water’s edge a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality and other horrors. I m not the biggest fan of short stories but I am a fan of Joe Hill and he was able to draw me in with this collection of short stories I had previously read the two short stories in this collection which he co wrote with his father Full Throttle and In the Tall Grass There are uite a few short stories in this book with my favorites being Late Returns and Dark Carousal and my least favorite being Faun But in all honesty I have to admit my very and I mean very favorite part of this book was the Introduction by Hill titled Who s your Daddy where he talked about his parents his father reading to him every night and their combined experiences on the set of Creepshow Be sure to read this part as well Be sure to read the end of the book as well There Hill talks about his inspiration for each short story and tells how this collection was written over the course of ten years He also has another tiny little short story at the very end titled A little sorrow If you missed it you haven t read far enoughAll in all a very enjoyable creepy entertaining and thrilling rideThank you to Harper Collins Publishers William Morrow and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy plesiosaur at the water’s edge a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality and other horrors. I m not the biggest fan of short stories but I am a fan of Joe Hill and he was able to draw me in with this collection of short stories I had Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya previously read the two short stories in this collection which he co wrote with his father Full Throttle and In the Tall Grass There are uite a few short stories in this book with my favorites being Late Returns and Dark Carousal and my least favorite being Faun But in all honesty I have to admit my very and I mean very favorite Twisted part of this book was the Introduction by Hill titled Who s your Daddy where he talked about his The Exploration of the Male Anatomy parents his father reading to him every night and their combined experiences on the set of Creepshow Be sure to read this All Night Long (Nannies, provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own

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A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in “Faun” A grief stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antiue Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in. a child has only the two parents but if you re lucky enough to be an artist for a living ultimately you wind up with a few mothers and fathers When someone asks a writer Who s your daddy the only honest answer is That s complicated You might need some version of Ancestrycom to label all the literary influences at play in Joe Hill s latest story collection Or maybe not as Hill gives us a pretty good idea right off the bat in the introduction Pretty obvious who influencer number one might be In fact dad is listed as co author on two of the thirteen stories But the writerly genetic material that feeds these stories comes from some pretty heavy hitters like Ray Bradbury Bernard Malamud Lawrence Block Stephen Spielberg George Romero and the publication Fangoria Fango to fans Part of the fun of reading this collection is to think about the influencers noted in the intro and suss out what manifests where Hill adds some further explanatory comments at the end of the collection which furthers our appreciation a bitFangoria cover compendium image from Mental FlossHill offers an interesting take on the structure of a short story collection one he derived from the writings of Bernard Malamud A book of stories isn t a novel and can t have the simple narrative drive of a novel I think it should still try to have a feeling of progression of connectedness It s like a road trip You re staying in a different inn every night One evening it s a romantic Victorian BB with a supposedly haunted gazebo out back the next it s a cruddy Motel 6 with what looks like old bloodstains on the ceiling The places where you stop to rest and dream are uniue but the road is the same always waiting to carry you on to whatever s next And when it s over you ve arrived someplace new someplace you hope with a good view A place to breathe deep and take it all in Or maybe kiss your ass goodbye This is Hill s first short story collection since 20th Century Ghosts which came out in 2005 Strange Weather being a collection of novellas But it is not like he stopped writing stories in the intervening fifteen years The stories here come from as long ago as 2006 Several have been published elsewhere sometimes in surprising formatsThe author appearing as Billy in the 1982 George RomeroStephen King film CreepshowSo the stories any good You betcha And they cover a range of sorts from warm and fuzzy to gut punch Holy Sh twists from highly stylized to familiar There are many references homages or influences take your pick to be seen here Hill points them out for you in the intro In realizing so well the feel of the work of the masters Hill yet again reinforces his place among themJust when you think you ve read what absolutely has to be the best story in the collection along comes another that makes you think you have for sure this time read the best story in the collection until you read the nextI am not saying that I loved all thirteen tales In truth I did not While there is a considerable diversity in their sorts what impresses me most is the feeling for people that Hill clearly possesses He has a talent tor writing believable characters and the creativity to come up with interesting situations in which to manifest their humanityJoe a bit recently image from WikimediaThis is not flash fiction OK except for that bonus nugget at the very end The stories in Full Throttle range from 24 pages Wolverton Station to 49 Late Returns so depending on how long your train to work takes or how much time you allow yourself for reading before bedtime you should be prepared for the possibility of not getting through every story in one go But if you are someone who plops down into a comfy place and has at your book du jour for however long no worries THE STORIESThrottle picks up Richard Matheson s classic story about a truck bearing down on a hapless everyman A very young Steven Spielberg made it into a pretty good film Hill was asked to write a story for an anthology honoring Matheson s work Throttle is the result Instead of an everyman beset by a dark force a group of bikers are returning from a particularly dark deed when they are pursued with evil intent Pop s expertise with hogs came in pretty handy here Dark Carousel takes place at a rundown seaside resort The air was redolent with the cloying perfume of cotton candy an odor that doesn t exist in nature and can only be described as pink smell There was always a puddle of vomit on the boardwalk that had to be avoided There were always soggy bits of popcorn floating in the puke There were a dozen sit down restaurants where you could pay too much for fried clams and wait too long to get them It also featured a carousel called the Wild Wheel Clearly not their first rodeo this group looks like they have been burned and are screaming Enjoy the ride A group of 19 year olds full of themselves and a bit too much alcohol behave badly and get an unexpected something extra A couple of the characters are named for the hitman in dad s Battleground Look also for a reference to a Hill novel tucked in between the animals The story was released as an audio book on vinyl read by Nate Corrdry Wolverton was inspired by a UK town Wolverhampton Hill and his PR man passed while on a book tour prompting a loop of Warren Zevon s Werewolves of London running through his head A Wall Street wolf comes across a different sort while riding a train in Jolly Olde By the Silver Waters of Lake Champlain was written for a collection honoring Ray Bradbury but was as much inspired by a childhood interest in the Loch Ness monster as it was of Bradbury s story The Foghorn Shift to Lake Champlain and engage a group of kids to catch than a glimpse of an ancient beast But who would believe them Hill has dad s gift for writing kids and shows it off here This is one of the stories being dramatized in the 2019 Shudder network production of Creepshow a seriesFaun No not Tumnus mixes Bradbury inspiration from his story A Sound of Thunder with a bit of Narnian trans world portal But what if instead of curious children crossing over it was people of a mercantile heartless armed sort Totally captures Bradbury s feel while expanding it and offering a contemporary perspective The tension here is palpable and there is a killer twist Also a creative spider who may or may not be named Charlotte weaves an invitation to a webLate Returns offers a tale that seemed somewhere between Rod Serling This could soooo be an episode of the Twilight Zone and Bradbury again After his elderly parents pass away a truck driver returns to his hometown to see to their affairs which includes returning a very long overdue library book It seems the library just happens to be in need of a driver for their Bookmobile and voila our guy has a gig however part time But there is something strange about the bus and the clientele who avail of its services There is a bit of scary in here but mostly it is a heart warming homage to readers of all ages and all times I get choked up just thinking about it Hill says he wrote it because he hates the idea of dying when only halfway through a bookAll I Care About Is You maybe the most horrifying story in the book Hill was asked to write something for a collection being put together by Dave McKean based on an illustration He already had a draft of the story in hand before the reuest but filled the reuest nonetheless What is frustrating is not knowing the image on which he based the rest of the tale or if he just ignored the illustrations completely The future set story tells of a young lady who is very disappointed at her lack of wealth relative to her friends She comes across a pay as you go robot pops in a few coins and Louis I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship More sci fi than horror in the telling Hill brings us back to the roots with a gut punch of an ending Have your albuterol handy for the end of this one You will be gasping for airThumbprint was written in 2006 and published in Issue 10 of Postscripts Magazine It was later adapted into a graphic novelGraphic novel cover image from IDWMal s father had served in Viet Nam Mal s war was in Ira her darkest battle taking place in Abu Ghraib She s back home now but has become hardened someone her father were he still alive would not respect She is haunted by her experiences and crimes abroad When pages of large thumbprints start turning up in her mail on her car under her door Mal is spooked Fabulous tension building in this one with another outstanding resolutionThe Devil on the Staircase Ok straight up my least favorite of the bunch The central image in the story is a staircase that may lead down to hell inspired by the vertiginous stairways on the Amalfi coast where Hill was vacationing when the notion struck The form of the story is made to mirror the story itself so using a monotype Courier font the text appears as stairways going up and down In the story a young man commits a serious crime in order to win the girl he loves It is mostly about selling one s soul and has a nice sharp finish But I never felt engagedTwittering From the Circus of the Dead Hill says of this one here in 2019 it s clearer than ever that social media won t save us from zombies it s turning us into them On the road back to Cali from a vacay in Colorado a family turns off to go to The Circus of the Dead Not The Greatest Show on Earth I can assure you but possibly the last A snarky teen reports events as they happen on Twitter In fact the entire story is told in her Tweets Some LOL material in here We get what is going on pretty soon but going through all the steps to the end is still wonderful It offers a take on the importance of actual you know reality I was reminded a bit of the 1962 film Carnival of Souls no laughs in that one Bon appetitMums Anti government zealots in the Ozarks are up to no good in various ways Our young teen every boy Jack McCourt tries his best to make sense of a crazy and maybe supernatural situation Or has Jack inherited the family gene for being batshit nuts His father Hank is a domineering sort keeping his family virtually imprisoned on his many acres of Separatist heaven Jack begins to see between the lines and the seeds of his newfound awareness are planted when he learns some things he was not supposed to know In the afterward Hill says that he fears the national crop is neither wheat nor corn but paranoia Clearly there are some people we should be paranoid about In the Tall Grass siblings Beck and Cal Demuth are driving cross country in Kansas radio off windows open when they hear a call for help It came from the tall grass near a church parking lot A boy s voice But then another voice his mother s calls out telling them not to go in What s a kindly hearted pair of sibs to do Seems the tall grass has something going on than transforming sunlight into chlorophyll I could tell you the tales this one made me think of but then I would have to devour you So if you have already read the story go ahead but otherwise probably not view spoiler It and Children of the Corn by pops and The Call of Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft hide spoiler

  • Hardcover
  • 480
  • Full Throttle
  • Joe Hill
  • English
  • 22 July 2019
  • 9780062200679

About the Author: Joe Hill

Heart Shaped Box won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel His second



10 thoughts on “Full Throttle

  1. says:

    a child has only the two parents but if you’re lucky enough to be an artist for a living ultimately you wind up with a few mothers and fathers When someone asks a writer ”Who’s your daddy?” the only hone

  2. says:

    I’m mostly into novels and short stories are not my first choice to read but when it comes to evil genius thriller writers like MY ALL TIME KING that I take a bow and THE PRINCE HILL create something new I jump up and down to perform my happy dance grabbing the book turning off my phone gathering my munchies and soft drinks locking myself into my bedroom and starting to flip the pages nonstop Don’t get me

  3. says:

    ”It’s uite common to enter a library and find yourself in conversation with the dead The best minds of generations long gone crowd every bookshelf They wait there to be noticed to be addressed and to reply in turn In the library the dead meet the living on collegial terms as a matter of course every day”The introduct

  4. says:

    Final Average Rating – 407 StarsI enjoyed this collection of Joe Hill short stories and flew through the audiobook – I could not stop listening It had its high points Late Returns and low points Thumbprint bu

  5. says:

    I'm not the biggest fan of short stories but I am a fan of Joe Hill and he was able to draw me in with this collection of short stories I had previously read the two short stories in this collection which he co wrote with his father Full Throttle and In the Tall Grass There are uite a few short stories in this book with my favorites being Late Returns and Dark Carousal and my least favorite being Faun But in all hones

  6. says:

    So here's the thing I think the audiobook medium really works to Hill's advantage because he's such a nerdy sweetheart in the introductions tha

  7. says:

    ”A child has only two parents but if you’re lucky enough to get to be an artist for a living ultimately you wind up with a few mothers and fathers”Well this is the first time that a Joe Hill book has disappointed me It’s a real shame

  8. says:

    So right now this review is just for Late Returns a Locus award nominated novelette in this collection plus a few brief comments on

  9. says:

    I’m writing up a review for Scream Mag My last of the 4 reviews for the October issue I’m so disappointed in this collection If it wasn’t for IN THE TALL GRASS THROTTLE and like 2 others this would have bee

  10. says:

    Vary rarely do I review the audio of a book Though I’m a big audiobook readerlistener I tend to swap between the physical

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