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Joe Hill ¸ 1 READSometimes it is considered unfair cliche or overdone to compare the offspring to the parental unit but this is my review nd I feel like it so that s what I m gonna doFour Novellas Lily (The Mauve Legacy, all of them pretty decent I enjoyed the way they played out but I think there is one thing that could either be very positive spect or very negative Progressive Consumption Taxation aspect depending on your preference view spoilerAt least two of the stories basically end with the story incomplete leaving the follow up events to the readers imagination hide spoiler Joe Hill gives us four intelligent short stories of varied length that unsettle disturbnd horrify However none is less than riveting reading provoke thought Saint Paul, Apostle of Nations and entertain In Snapshot young boy faces his nightmares the menace of dementia The Clothier Natural Jumping Method and the challenge that is the tattooed Phoenician thug with Two Bunnykins out to Tea a polaroid camera camera which snaps Falling for Sakura and erases memories Loaded is story with the capacity to emotionally tear you Teach Me apart Its focus is gunsnd gun violence Monty as it explores the scenarios that lie behind the use of guns by cops A reporter suspectsll is not s it should be in mall shooting Coming Home (Chesapeake Diaries and itspparent hero Aloft moves us into supernatural territory The Writers Handbook 1999 as Aubrey Griffin s fear of parachuting has to be surmounteds circumstances change drastically He finds himself landing on Rock Hounding out of Bishop a weird cloud in the sky Rain is shift to The Long-Legged Fly a dystopian postpocalyptic time with Beneath the Surface (Reluctance, a terrifyingnd killer rain that penetrates skin The Service and Thank you so much to my local bookstore for giving men Advanced Reading Copy of this book for Enlightened (Red Flags, an honest reviewNO SPOILER REVIEWThis book is comprised of 4 shortsnovellas whateverSnapshot 5 StarsLoaded 4 StarsAloft 5 StarsRain 5 StarsI think Joe Hill can write hisss off These short stories were brilliant Not Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks a lot of people give credit where credit is due concerning shortsnovellas They re freakin HARD Everything theuthor wants to do with the story the setting the characters has to be done in Cable Deadpool Vol. 1: If Looks Could Kill an efficient concise manner thereren t A Pucked Holiday Outtake (Pucked, any words wasted everything countsNotll stories have to be novel length some stories want to be told uickly Turn This World Inside Out and urgentlyI think it s good for everyone to go into these stories blind so I m not going to go into detailst Option Trading Tactics with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD all on the plots of each one I ll just say that the last two stories were my favorite I loved the main character Aubrey in Aloft so much He felt like someone I would knownd be fr I feel terrible that I didn t post Night Fury (Night Fury, any updates while I was reading this one but I was so sucked in that I kept forgetting to share my thoughts heres I went The only reason this wasn t Henry Fuckits Nursing Notes a 5 star read for me was due to the fact that the first story SNAPSHOT underwhelmed me uite bit It didn t seem to fit with the other three but that could just be Chemistry a case of personal tastend opinion Other than that these stories contained 3 Ideas That Can Change Your Life a slow building sense of dreadnd disturbance that felt gritty Tarihi Değiştiren Gizli Servisler and unsettling of course this is what we look for in Joe Hill production so that was welcomed The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, and expected While I enjoyedll three remaining stories I felt LOADED disturbed me the greatest s it hit home with ll the mass shootings we ve seen in recent times That said I do believe my favorite story based purely on enjoyment was RAIN I m not sure what the final Total Abuse arrangement ofll four stories will be in the finished copies but with the way they Smoke Across the Fell are set now it seemed that they started mildlynd grew slowly in suspense خش خش تن برهنه ی تاک and unsettling nature until we reach the end I really liked how that feltnd hope the publisher decides to keep everything Complex PTSD as is Final verdict Joe Hill has done itgain nd I highly recommend this to folks who enjoy little extra thinking with their disturbing content This is intellectual horror t folks who enjoy little extra thinking with their disturbing content This is intellectual horror t best YAAASSSS Thanks Goodreads Giveaways for this one 25 rounded up to 3strange weather one 25 rounded up to 3Strange Weather Joe Hill isn t uite the disappointment that The Fireman was but it s still nowhere near s good Clotilda as I d hoped it would be I find it difficult to understand how man who tried so hard to hide the fact that he was Stephen King s son so that he could earn his own success would then turn Mokee Joe Recharged (Mokee Joe, aroundnd try so hard to emulate his father s career Little Beach Street Bakery: A Novel after the cat was out of the bag Because like THE FIREMAN before it this collection of novellas has Stephen King writtenll over it Three of the four novellas might Incest Tales 5 as well have been King short stories lengthened well past their expiration date But enough of how Joe Hill has drifted into cruise control on his way over Inheritance Highwaynd onto the reviewsSNAPSHOT This first novella overstays its welcome by The Search For Maggie Hare about thirty pages The first half of the story is okay Boringnd predictable sure but it s No, No, Charlie Rascal at least readable The second half is well sports fans I don t know what the fuck it is It was hard to staywake while reading those last thirty pages that s for sure Hill gets lost in sentimentality Little Violets Family Perversions and forgets to entertain us We re left with bloated Stephen King short story on par with Chattery Teeth تهران پایتخت دویست ساله-مجموعه مقالات and The Monkey Imagine those stories butt twice the length Fap for the Mothman and you re left with the swollen colon that is SNAPSHOT story that serves no other purpose but to suppose n everyday item has supernatural powers Great for tale of twenty or thirty pages but not ninety The supernatural powers Diamonds and Daisies aren tll that surprising nor is the ending but the main issue is that the idea simply does not excuse the length One starLOADED Ever wanted to read กลิ่นกาสะลอง about someone who snti gun debate themselves for 140 pages Yeah me neither I think we need gun reform I feel that gun violence has gotten well The Kings Nursemaid and truly out of control There is I feel no need forutomatic weapons whatsoever If you cannot defend your home with Outback Survival a handgun or shotgun because yourim is bad Satans Fall and you believe beingble to shoot faster makes you safer you shouldn t own Collected Stories a gun to begin with I myself own gun because I m in Reassuring Tales an interracial relationship my kids two childrenre mixed The Cat Who Walked Across France and we live in the rebel flag fetish that is the American Southnd our lives have been threatened than once by hillbilly mmosexuals like the ones in this book That being said I don t want someone preaching to my choir for what mounts to Tokyo Encounter about 40000 words Beyond the rhetoricnd politics there s issues with the very foundation of the story The plausibility of the camera problem in this book is just plain dumb The coincidence bothers me Had the recording been destroyed on purpose cool beans But for Wirtschaftsgesetze, 35. Auflage: IDW Textausgabe all this to be left to fate I gotta call bullshit Everything comes out in the washnd is explained but not to my liking The ending of the story however took Scribbleboy an Easter basket sized sack of testicles to write so Ipplaud Hill. A collection of four chilling novels ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative #1 New York Times bestselling ElfQuest author of The Fireman Joe Hill“Snapshot” is the disturbing story of Silicon Valley Dear Black Boy adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician” tattooed thug who possesses Tote Sprache: Cartoons auf Latein a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories snap by snapA young man takes to the skies to experience. For that Other than that this novella is simply okay Three stars mostly for the endingALOFT Now THIS is what I m talkingbout ALOFT is what the fuck I signed up for when I became ALPHA MEN EROTICA BUNDLE (4 BOOKS COLLECTION) (4 BOOKS COLLECTION): Adult Taboo Romance Erotic Sex Story (Billionaire Dominant, Kinky Fetish and Disobedient Submissive Book 2) a Joe Hill fan Not his insistence on emulating his fathernd recreating his legacy Not the stripped down flavorless writing Not his politics I signed up for this man s gorgeous fucking imagination the same imagination that gave us stories like Pop Art The Professional Victims Handbook and You Will Hear the Locust Sing even though the latter is nothing than modern retelling of Kafka s THE METAMORPHOSIS Nightmares Angels and novels like Hornsnd NOS4A2 or NOS4R2 for those of you in the UK Joe Hill has In the Blink of an Eye an even better imagination than his old man At the very least his imagination is fun than King s King has written some doozies in his time but he s never writtennything like ALOFT I don t even want to talk Las alas de la mariposa about what this story isbout Just know that I loved every word sentence paragraph page Whence the Black Irish of Jamaica? and chapter of this novella More of this pleasend thank you Five starsAnd finallysighRAIN Why didn t Rich Men, Single Women anyone tell me this was joke The experience of this novella would have been much better had I known this was Joe Hill making fun of himself But no it s not until you read the Twice Retired afterword that Hill explains that RAIN is histtempt Ten Twentieth-Century Poets at parodying himself Who the fuck told him this was good idea I ve written some bad books In the Days of the Comet Seventeen Short Stories (Works of H.G. Wells 10) and terrible short stories I ve even ripped thempart publicly but I d never write Period Power an entire novella making fun of myself The problem here is that I took the story seriously because I imagined that s what it was serious fictionbout the end of the world Parts of this final novella have big heart but then the last few chapters come Biblical Standard for Evangelists alongnd turn Until Again annti Trump campaign Jesus Calling about crystal nails falling from the sky into fucking SNL sketch What The Ebeles Favourite actual Fuck Ya wanna know what I think I think Hill didn t know how to end this book so he penciled the goofiest shit he could think ofnd then wrote in the fterword that it was ll for shits The Quiet Front and giggles He couldn t think ofn ending so we re left with Beading on a Loom anuthor mocking himself for writing THE FIREMAN What Nights of the Round Table ansshole This closing novella might just put me off Joe Hill for Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval a while Two starsIn summation I m going to stop buying the ebook versions of his stuff I ve been buying hardcover When Miss Gangster Meets Her Match audiobook ebooknd the eventual paperback of everything Hill s written like I do with King but no After the shit parade that was THE FIREMAN Aliens Among Us and now the gem speckled garbage float that is STRANGE WEATHER I m done over supporting this dude Hill hasn t earned the respect I have for his father so he s going on restriction until he does better I m still rooting for you man but I need you to do better please lol like he gives fuck what I sayFinal Judgment Like you re on cloud nine but the floor is lava Four short novels with True Paradise an interestingfterward ll re good Croatie : Cte Adriatique, Dalmatie and nonere especially like Jonathan Visits the White House any of the othersSnapshot reminds me lot of his dad s stories but different enough I thought it could have ended without the Evil Corp ttachment Loaded is only horror because His Internal Excellency the mbassador of Hell from Perdido Street Station is in the wings I kept picking up his faint but Από τη Μήδεια στη Σταχτοπούτα, Η ιστορία του φαλλού anudible echo of This Poison Will Remain a soul being tortured The JPFO should like the ending Aloft is the most tightly wrapped of the four My son said that it s like those two Cthulhu books that we both read recently Lovecraft Countrynd The Ballad of Black Tom so Lovecraftian I think Aubrey bonked his head pretty hard coming out of the planeRain is my favorite because I coming out of the planeRain is my
favorite because I no nonsense Honeysuckle What Red Was and it made me laughI enjoyedfterward It hasbecause I no nonsense Honeysuckle Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, and it made me laughI enjoyed the It has thoughtful reflections on writings well Infernal Dictionary Deluxe Edition as the usual thank yous It s is the first book by Joe Hill that I read I plan to read by thisuthor Simple explanations have the disappointing tendency to be the best explanations Only the rational counterargument was Bent Over Screaming (Slave to the Desk Book 1) a pile of shitnd I knew it I just didn t want to know it Joe Hill has taken Life by Committee a break between epic horror novels to put together collection of four novellas under the title Strange Weather The title seems Inner Factors That Control Outer Success 10 CDS anfterthought frankly Strange Weather is the book I most The Keeper of the Jackalopes anticipated this yearnd I m happy to report that it lived up to my high expectations It consists of four short novels Joe Hill I ve read End Product almost every piece of work that Joe Hill has graced the world of literature withnd I ve loved The Language of Love all of them but this was exceptionally brilliant Rather than dwell on monstersnd ghosts the most terrifying The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy aspect of Strange Weather was simply the horror of the human psychend how far people will go to inflict pain upon others I ll be breaking this up by story Quran Made Easy as I typically do with novella reviews I ve combined the content warningsnd will Apro dnatoire add themll t the end of the review for efficiency s sake I m placing these in order of how they re positioned in the ARC but the final copy may differ SNAPSHOT The idea that these days had been taken from her struck me Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life as vile It was swallow of curdled milk It was indecent Snapshot the first of four novellas tells man s boyhood memories of the strange man with the polaroid nd the bizarre things that each photo took Maths Made Easy Times Tables Ages 5-7 Key Stage 1 along with it I found this to be my least favorite story in the book though it was stillwfully horrifying to think of Never Say Never a camera that could takeway than just Fetish Affaire a photo I found myself undeniably on edge from start to finishnd found it to be n unsettling uniue entrance to the collection LOADED All it took to turn CD into knife or tape gun into 45 was little imagination little panic nd lot of prejudice I have no words for how stunned I was when I realized what blatantly political direction Joe was taking this story in Loaded is perspective changing story that follows in the wake of mass shootings nd tells of police brutality racism gun fanaticism nd hate The villains in this story re so over the top that you find yourself desperately wanting not to believe in them despite the fact that s citizen of the southern states I can certainly ssure you that I have heard many of these rguments from cuaintances in my own life Note I m not interjecting politics into this nd will leave my thoughts on gun ownership out of this but we ve ll met t least one person who took things too far nd that s what s happening in this story Loaded bsolutely destroyed me I have never in my life cried through horror story yet I could hardly regain composure in one moment before the next event had me sobbing gain The hatred in the villain s heart left me hollow This was the most horrifying story I have ever read yet not His first parachute jump nd winds up castaway on n impossibly solid cloud Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems nimated by mind of its own in “Aloft”On seemingly ordinary day in Boulder Colorado the clouds open up in downpour of nails splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of nyone not safely under cover “Rain” explores this escalating pocalyptic event s the deluge of nails. Moment of it felt like fiction particularly in the wake of the shootings we ve seen over the last few years ALOFT Everything gets very surreal when you re falling from twelve thousand feet First of ll if you have fear of heights this story may not be one you want to take lightly I don t even have crophobia nd I still found my stomach turning t many of this story s descriptive moments When Aubrey s skydiving experience goes wrong he finds himself in very interesting set of circumstances nd well I ll let you go into this one blind but trust me you re in for really uniue nd bizarre ride RAIN When the rain fell most everyone was caught outside in it You wonder maybe why so many people died in that initial downpour In Rain we watch the beginning of n pocalypse through the eyes of young woman named Honeysuckle As rain of crystalline needles kills Honeysuckle s girlfriend nd nearly ll of her neighbors she sets off on journey to inform her father in law of his daughter s passing only to be hunted by members of local religious cult As she tries to navigate the empty streets of Denver nd void being slashed to bits by the next storm she finds herself in spiral of terrorism conspiraciesLike Loaded this story hit way too close to home for comfort though not on nearly s intense of level Joe let his politics shine through once with few catty remarks bout president who s little too twitter happy nd I found myself laughing despite the nature of the tale Of course you re never left smiling for long when it comes to Joe Hill book but I found this to be fantastic rounding out of the collectionAll in ll Strange Weather veraged out to 475 rating which I obviously will happily round up to 5 stars for my favorite horror uthor Now I m only sad that I have to wait for his next releaseContent warnings fat phobia bleism homophobia racism police brutality gun fanaticism sexism spousal buse child death extreme violence religious fanaticismoccultism All uotes re taken from n ARC nd may have been changed for the final publication Thank you so much to HarperCollins for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my honest reviewYou can find this review nd on my blog Y ll had better get ready because this was mazing nd I m bout to word vomit my thoughts ll over the place Joe Hill seriously has deal with the devil because he can do no wrongFour beautiful nd haunting novellas each dealing in their own way with strange weather rain of crystal needles flashes of lightning that re missing their thunder suspiciously shaped clouds nd raging fire tornadoes Each story stands lone beautifully but together they make great collection Let s take this story by story shall we Snapshot 45 She gripped my wrist Her body was still stout nd big bosomed but her hand was s bony nd clawlike s fairy tale crone s Don t let him take picture of you Don t let him start taking things way This is probably the only thing I ve read by Hill that gave me strong Stephen King vibes A young boy with n ffinity for tinkering ccidentally crosses menacing stranger with Polaroid Solarid camera that does little than take pictures I really didn t find the Phoenician that scary but the camera was very cool concept Shelly s plight was sad nd beautifully toldIt does go on little long though The story felt like it wanted to end then kept going for nother 15 or 20 pages Which is probably nother reason I was getting King vibes Loaded 455 Everyone knew the drill had seen it ll on TV Get down be ready to run Everyone knew the drill had seen it ll on TV Get down be ready to run the shooter comes in sight A perfect storm of PTSD revenge racism nd violence leads to shooting t mall A security guard becomes hero in the ftermath but reporter Aisha Lanternglass knows something is off Both of their pasts heavily influenced by gun violence their stories intersect nd unravel in horrific fashionThis one hit me hard I have personally cowered in classroom during lockdown trying desperately to call my mother while SWAT team members dressed in black swarmed the sidewalks outside Thankfully no one was killed that day but I remember every detail clear s day It was terrifying nd surreal nd this story brought back some uncomfortable memoriesIt was captivating story for sure And that ending It pissed me off SO much but the good kind of pissed off It s provocative nd challenging nd will stick with you Aloft 55 Fear thickens time turns it slow nd viscous One second of deeply felt terror lasts longer than ten regular seconds Aloft is probably my favorite of the four To honor friend s memory Aubrey nd several friends go skydiving Despite his fear of heights Aubrey is determined to tough it out He doesn t want to look weak in front of his longstanding crush Harriet But when he nd his jump instructor leap from the plane they never hit the groundSuddenly Aubrey is stranded On A Cloud That cloud that cloud He has no food or water but whatever else he might need the cloud provides Other than letting him go that is And there s something the cloud doesn t want him to knowIt s imaginative odd nd introspective We get to go deep in Aubrey s head much like the cloud does It s fascinating story And the ending was perfect Joe Hill does great endings Rain 45 Climate change my ss This isn t climate change Well I don t know what else you d call it It used to rain water Now it s raining blades of silver nd gold That is change of climate Teasdale rubbed thumb gainst his chin then said Ghosts is next You think it s going to rain ghosts I think we ll have ghosts instead of fog This is n pocalyptic story featuring rain of crystal nails synthetically engineered fulgurite to be exact Honeysuckle looses her girlfriend in the first violent shower of needles nd everything keeps falling part from thereIt s maybe the most traditional horror in the collection World falling part bodies everywhere dead lover utter chaos nothing that hasn t been done before but it s done well And man there was heck of twist that I didn t see comingSo Strange Weather knocks it out of the park with four great novellas Joe Hill has yet to disappoint me Like HOW DOES HE WRITE SO GOODEvery bit of this was delight to read nd I m thrilled to say that one of my most nticipated reads of 2017 did not disappoint PRE REVIEWIt s fall nd new Joe Hill novellas re here nd I m reading them NEW JOE HILL NOVELLAS ALL FOR ME Happy Halloween Get excited y ll There s new collection of Joe Hill novellas coming out this fall REPEAT NEW JOE HILL This is not drill I m ready And excited Did I mention excite. Spreads out cross the country nd round the worldIn “Loaded” mall security guard in coastal Florida town courageously stops mass shooting nd becomes hero to the modern gun rights movement But under the glare of the spotlights his story begins to unravel taking his sanity with it When n out of control summer blaze pproaches the town he will reach for the gun gain nd embark on one last day of reckonin.