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Full Throttle: Stories (2019)

– tekijä: Joe Hill

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"In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including "In The Tall Grass," one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. 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 antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in "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 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 King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best"--… (lisätietoja)
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Full Throttle: Stories (tekijä: Joe Hill) (2019)

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 25) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
A big letdown after reading the author's [Strange Weather]. Some stories I either skipped or started but never finished; they were too gruesome. Others were mediocre.
My favorites:
Dark Carousel: Merry-go-round animals take revenge on a group of teenagers.
Late returns: a bookmobile driver checks books out to dead people.
The devil on the staircase: A murder leading to the devil giving the hero in Fascist Italy a tin bird that will only sing for him if he tells lies. When he hears Mussolini speak, he's sure he hears a tin bird singing in the background. ( )
1 ääni janerawoof | Mar 20, 2021 |
As I get older, I find that I give fewer books the full five-star rating and review treatment. Whether it's because I'm just more tired these days or more curmudgeonly about my entertainment, I don't know. There have been exceptions recently. My [b:Full Throttle: Stories|47770521|Full Throttle Stories|Joe Hill|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1565719889l/47770521._SX50_.jpg|66041568] review is going to be one of those exceptions because the collection is exceptional.

Like many horror fans, I grew up reading Stephen King's work. It is from a combination of reading Edgar Allan Poe in school and the collections of Joe Hill's dad that I learned to love a macabre short story. More than that, I learned to love single-author collections of short tales. It was because of King that I ended up reading and rereading collections of [a:Richard Matheson|8726|Richard Matheson|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1200467797p2/8726.jpg]'s work.

King once contrasted short stories to novels as a kiss from a stranger in the dark versus a long love affair. Although I enjoy reading horror novels, I suppose I have always been more attracted to the mystery of that stranger in the dark. More than that, I love returning to visit my favorites in short story collections for an occasional tryst. I can't count the number of times over more than three decades that I've reread King's [b:Night Shift|10628|Night Shift|Stephen King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1342215309l/10628._SY75_.jpg|2454497] and [b:Skeleton Crew|13440|Skeleton Crew|Stephen King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1271861632l/13440._SY75_.jpg|1814] stories "Jerusalem's Lot," "Sometimes They Come Back," "One For The Road," "The Mist," Mrs. Todd's Shortcut," "The Jaunt," "Gramma," and "Ballad of the Flexible Bullet."

Similar to his dad's collections, Joe Hill's Full Throttle is a book I plan to revisit in pieces (after I buy the Kindle edition; this is a review of the audiobook). The collection as a whole is a lovely mad romp through the mind of a man not only inspired both by his father and the passion of special effects artist Tom Savini, but who has also grown into his own man with his own ideas and his own appealing style. I don't want to dive into details on every story in the book, but I will point out some particular favorites that I know I will return to over time:

Wolverton Station -- werewolves in London? Well, not exactly, but this is the first story in the collection that really grabbed me and dragged me along by the ear holes. Something about imagining werewolves in business suits just got me smiling a big old canine smile.

By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain -- an imaginative tale of mystery and disbelief that had me begging the characters to not leave each other alone with the dead beast. If you watch Shudder's new Creepshow series, expect to see an adaptation of this story somewhere near the end of the first season.

Late Returns -- Great Scott, do I love time travel stories, especially ones where the science fiction aspect of the travel is downplayed so that the effects on the characters is in focus (think King's [b:11/22/63|10644930|11/22/63|Stephen King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1327876792l/10644930._SY75_.jpg|15553789] or Audrey Niffenegger's [b:The Time Traveler's Wife|18619684|The Time Traveler's Wife|Audrey Niffenegger|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1380660571l/18619684._SX50_.jpg|2153746]). This is a beautifully crafted character-driven story. I was surprised that Hill didn't devote more time to discussing it in his afterword.

In The Tall Grass -- Remember King's "Children of the Corn?" This is not that. However, this was a story on which Hill and King collaborated. Before GPS on mobile devices, getting lost was one of the biggest anxiety producing things that could happen to me. I like to know where I am at all times. This story plays well on that old fear and I found myself wishing the protagonists had tied some rope around their waists before they decided to venture into that field. Of course, the field probably would've foiled that effort to trip it up as well. This story has been recently adapted into a Netflix original.

My one criticism about the audiobook edition of Full Throttle is that "Twittering From the Circus of the Dead" is missing (actually, it is provided as a free PDF download). Although I understand the difficulty of narrating a piece that consists of nothing but social media posts, I also know from experience that it can be done and done well. If a new audiobook edition of Full Throttle is released in the future, I hope the producers find a narrator who is comfortable with performing social media posts. It has been done in other audiobooks.

Speaking of the narration, this audiobook is full of stars, all of whom were perfectly cast for the tales they read. Including Hill himself, you'll get to hear from all of the following names: Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, [a:Neil Gaiman|1221698|Neil Gaiman|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1234150163p2/1221698.jpg], Ashleigh Cummings, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang, and George Guidall.

If you're a King fan and you've never read any work by Joe Hill, you might ask the obvious fan question: will I like his work as much as I like Stephen King's? I can't answer that for you. I can say that King coauthored two of the stories in the collection ("Throttle" and "In the Tall Grass"), so there's the familiarity you want if you need it. I can also say as a fan that I now know that the "is it like Stephen King?" question is the wrong question to ask. You should not go into a Joe Hill book (or an [a:Owen King|218826|Owen King|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1352054111p2/218826.jpg] book, for that matter) expecting nostalgia for the youth you spent reading the works of his dad. You won't find that nostalgia (although you'll sometimes find some Easter eggs), but you will be entertained.

Finally, I can say that if I had read Joe Hill's short story collections entirely separate from the knowledge that he is Stephen King's son, I know I would have added Full Throttle to my stack of rereads anyway. And that is the biggest compliment I can give to any single-author short story collection. ( )
  Isaac_Thorne | Mar 12, 2021 |
Really enjoyed these stories !

One of the best collection of short stories I have read. Simply loved them. So different from each other and covering so many genres. Can’t recommend this book highly enough. ( )
  Fawntree | Feb 19, 2021 |
There were some standouts and some mediocrities in this volume of short stories by Joe Hill. His horror stories were pretty eccentric - I mean, I guess many horror stories are, but some of these were kind of over the top. Still, it was, for the most part, an enjoyable read. ( )
  flourgirl49 | Jan 30, 2021 |
I "discovered" Joe Hill somewhere back around 20th Century Ghosts or Heart-Shaped Box. I don't recall which I read first but I think I read them pretty close together. I've eagerly snatched up his new books as they're published ever since, which isn't something I do with most authors. I'm a library girl and have been all my life; I'm generally happy to wait until I stumble on a book in the stacks, either virtual or physical. But I'm always eager to see where Joe Hill is going to take his readers in his latest book and so I get my name on his hold list ASAP. I even requested copies of his Locke & Key graphic novels from across the state when I realized my local system didn't have the entire series. I can't say I've loved everything he's written (I'm looking at you, The Fireman), but by and large I enjoy myself thoroughly when I'm lost in a new Hill read and find myself impatiently awaiting the next.

Full Throttle did not disappoint.

Any collection is going to have stories that appeal to specific readers more than others but this was remarkably consistent. There's a lot of creativity here, a heckuva of lot of good writing, and some genuinely disturbing stories. The entries that appealed less to me were still strong but they were either too disturbing for my taste or I just didn't like a character who was written to be unlikeable. What can I say? I'm largely a character-driven reader.

That's a good stopping point, so move on if you'd like, but I always like to include short reviews for each story as well.

"Throttle" (with Stephen King)--I read this years ago in He is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson. I found it to be the standout story of that collection and it stood up well to a re-read. The suspense was there even though I remembered a lot of details, including the ending.

"Dark Carousel"--Hill says this is the most "shamelessly Stephen King thing I've ever put down on paper" and then says it's "practically a cover of 'Riding the Bullet' or 'The Road Virus Heads North.' I wouldn't go that far. I still get worried about The Road Virus every so often when I'm home alone and in the shower, but "Dark Carousel" was creepy enough in that same looking-over-your-shoulder way.

"Wolverton Station" was probably one of my least favorite stories mostly because it was more of a vignette than a story with a strong plot. It is a very visual story though and those images may stick with me for a while.

"By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain" was written for an anthology honoring Ray Bradbury. I haven't read that much Bradbury (I know! I know! But he's on a lot of school reading lists and, despite enjoying English classes themselves, I disliked almost everything that teachers made me read. I'm contrary that way. I'll get around to giving him another try someday), but from what I remember, I see where Hill was coming from here. This is the story that I've already re-told my husband as we were hiking by a river and heard something big splashing in the water.

"Faun"--It's impossible for me not to say this is Narnia gone wrong, and Hill does mention that legendary land in his story notes, but he feels it is influenced more by Lawrence Block, who I'm not familiar with at all. It was a bit of a mind-blower for me (I couldn't help thinking of Mr. Tumnus) but I liked that.

"Late Returns" was a story with a concept that will appeal to most readers. This is in the vein of the "20th Century Ghost" story.

"All I Care About is You"--I enjoyed this while I was reading it and even chewed over the ending for a bit after finishing it. Yet when I got to the author's notes on each story at the end, I had to go back to remind myself which one it was. This was probably the weakest entry for me.

"Thumbprint"--Joe Hill understands that sometimes--often--reality is scarier than fiction. This was the one with unlikeable characters doing despicable things. While I can't say I enjoyed it, that wasn't the point.

"The Devil on the Staircase" may read better in print than on an ereader. The actual print is apparently laid out in a pattern like a staircase. This was another weak story for me. I enjoyed the imagery and the concept, something about it just didn't appeal very strongly to me.

"Twittering from the Circus of the Dead" got progressively more and more horrifying. Holy smokes.

I'm going to say that "Mums" is another one of those reality stories that is scary as hell. There are some supernatural elements to it, but this is inspired by today's lunatic fringe groups.

"In the Tall Grass," also written with Stephen King, was just plain disturbing. I haven't watched the Netflix movie yet and after reading this, I honestly don't know if I will. I can see that it would make a great movie but I'm a great big chicken when it comes to watching horror movies. If the movie follows this story, I wouldn't sleep for a month after watching it.

"You Are Released" is the last story and the last one that is firmly anchored in today's world. I found it strangely bittersweet, despite the fact that it made me think about how easily civilization as we know it could collapse. ( )
  JG_IntrovertedReader | Jul 21, 2020 |
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"In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including "In The Tall Grass," one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. 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 antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in "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 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 King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best"--

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