Full Throttle

Joe Hill returns with his second short story collection, Full Throttle. Of the thirteen stories included, only two of them are new and exclusive to the collection (“Late Returns” & “Mums”).  I had previously read three of the remaining eleven (“Faun”, “Thumbprint” and “Twittering from the Circus of the Dead”), which left me with 10…

Strange Weather

Strange Weather is a collection of four novellas from acclaimed horror author Joe Hill. Snapshot (previously published as Snapshot 1988) The story follows a teen who bumps into a sinister man armed with a polaroid camera that he uses to steal the memories of those he shoots.  I liked this one quite a bit aside…

The Fireman

“The world was on fire and no one could save me but you..” A deadly plague dubbed “dragonscale” – a disease that causes its carriers to burst into flames shortly following the appearance of black and gold scale-like patterns on their skin – is sweeping the nation.  Small town nurse Harper Grayson becomes infected following…

20th Century Ghosts

For a long time, this book was my “white whale”.  Up to recently, I had three of Joe Hill’s novels (Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2) in hardcover and although 20th Century Ghosts was easily accessible in paperback or for download on my Kindle, I felt I needed to match my existing format and seek out the…