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…

At Home in the Dark

At Home in the Dark is a collection of short stories from various authors edited by Lawrence Block. I received a free copy from the editor in exchange for an honest review. When asked about what is the common denominator that links these stories, editor Lawrence Block said – “…two come to mind. They’re all…

Coronado: Stories

Coronado is a collection of six short stories by author Dennis Lehane. Running out of Dog – A well-written tale about small town secrecy.  Running out of Dog is fueled by pent-up male-aggression threatening to burst inside those who seem to lack a true purpose in life.  Blue, the best friend of protagonist Elgin, is…

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…

Skeleton Crew

I used to have an aversion to short story collections. I’m not sure what has changed, but we’re five months into 2018 and I’ve just finished my second of the year. Granted, they’re both works from Stephen King, but I’ll take my little victories however I can get them. Sandwiched between The Talisman and It,…

Wrestle Maniacs

Wrestle Maniacs is a collection of dark, often humorous fiction based in the world of professional wrestling. I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Many of the stories are inspired by behind-the-scenes events, veteran performers or storylines that happened in the past.  That’s not to say all the…