Full Throttle By Joe Hill (Epub Format)
The Overview of The Book:
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Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche.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.
Reviews From Goodreads:
Debra*** 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 quite 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 enough.
All in all, a very enjoyable, creepy, entertaining, and thrilling ride.
Paul O'Neill*** Excellent collection. My favourites were Mums, Throttle, In The Tall Grass, Late Returns, and You Are Released. I applaud Hill for trying different things with the short story format. Highly recommended.
Jocelyn*** I LOVE short stories! Especially good ones - and Full Throttle doesn’t disappoint! I loved Strange Weather, also by Joe Hill so was very excited when I heard about the release of Full Throttle.
Each of these stories are so crazy different. A little horror, a little fantasy, a little thriller, a little bit of everything. My favorites were
Throttle - it kinda reminded me of Son’s of Anarchy a bit.
Faun - avoiding spoilers, I’m glad the story played out as it did.
Thumbprint was all kinds of eff’d up, but there was a lot of realism and scary ‘could bes’ about it.
In the Tall Grass- I’ve read this once before, a couple of years ago, and I remember liking it back then and then liking it now. Totes different than the Netflix movie buuuut I liked both the short story and movie adaptation.
Late Returns - made me think. When I wasn’t reading the book, I think I thought about this sorry the most. Interesting concept. And I, too, worry about dying before finishing a good book.
Fantastic collection. I think anyone who likes short stories would enjoy this.
Kate*** Thanks to Edelweiss for the eArc!
I love Joe Hill and first fell for him because of his short story collection 20th Century Ghost. Like his father, Hill writes a damn good short story. I have read a few of these before, but I liked them even better upon rereading. The newer to me tales, especially You Are Released, were wonderful discoveries.
But I also love what Hill says in his forward and Author's Note- he is as fascinating as his characters (although he probably wouldn't agree) and I loved the peeks into the origins of the stories he's written.
Simply this is a Book you will never regret reading it!! Get it!!