Full Throttle (2019-10-01)
Av: Joe Hill
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 and the 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,” soon to be an episode on Shudder TV’s Creepshow, 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.
Replete with shocking chillers, including two previously unpublished stories written expressly for this volume (“Mums” and “Late Returns”) and another appearing in print for the first time (“Dark Carousel”), Full Throttle is a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.
Mads Dahl Olavsbråten rated it 9/30/2019
Joe Hill er etter min mening en litt bedre forfatter enn faren sin (Stephen King) når det gjelder romaner, da Hill får til slutter bedre. Men når det gjelder noveller står de ganske likt. Som vil si at de begge er veldig gode. Likte så og si alle historiene i denne novellesamlingen, og to av de er atpåtil samarbeid mellom Joe Hill og Stephen King.
Lydbokversjonen til Audible var også veldig god, med flere kjente og kjære opplesere (George Guidall, Kate Mulgrew og Zachary Quinto for å nevne noen, samt Neil Gaiman og Joe Hill sjøl).
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