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Strange Weather - Wil Wheaton, Joe Hill, Kate Mulgrew, Stephen Lang, Dennis Boutsikaris
Strange Weather
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A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill."One of America’s finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub,... show more
A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill."One of America’s finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Letham. In Strange Weather, this "compelling chronicler of human nature’s continual war between good and evil," (Providence Journal-Bulletin) who "pushes genre conventions to new extremes" (New York Times Book Review) deftly expose the darkness that lies just beneath the surface of everyday life."Snapshot," performed by Wil Wheaton, is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in "Aloft," performed by Dennis Boutsikaris.On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. "Rain," performed by Kate Mulgrew, explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.In "Loaded," performed by Stephen Lang, a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a 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 an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.With an afterword from Joe Hill, read by the author.Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from an artist who is "quite simply the best horror writer of our generation" (Michael Kortya).
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780062850942 (0062850946)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Edition language: English
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DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it
4.0 Four well written novellas.
This was a perfect example of a book I would never have read if it hadn't been for a book club - and our fabulous Lit Fest, next month, which Joe Hill will be attending. This is tagged as Science Fiction and Horror, and while I'd not be drawn to Sci Fi, I'd certainly shy away from Horror. Yet, these...
Bark's Book Reviews
Bark's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Snapshot is the first story and it’s narrated by Will Wheaton who does a most excellent job.Set in the 80’s, Strange Weather is the story of a 13 year old boy and his run in with a man he calls “The Phoenician”. The Phoenician is the villain of the tale. He’s ugly, vaguely imposing and possesses a c...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 Good, Not Great.
I love short stories. I love horror short stories. I have enthused about how great King and even Koontz (man I miss old school great writer Koontz) are when writing shorter fare. To write a short story takes more discipline I think since you have to keep the story moving and have a great ending all ...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.5 Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Strange Weather is the novel I most anticipated this year and I'm happy to report that it lived up to my high expectations. It consists of four short novels, (Joe Hill dislikes the term novella), and I enjoyed them all! Snapshot is a story about memory and a camera that steals them. Set in the ...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 STRANGE WEATHER ARC Review
Read for "Modern Masters of Horror:" I was two people when reading this collection of short novels. I read the first two stories ('Snapshot' and 'Loaded') mere days before my best friend took her own life. I read the latter two entries ('Aloft' and 'Rain') after. Naturally, my mind was elsewhere w...
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