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review 2017-09-11 21:24
STRANGE WEATHER ARC Review
Strange Weather: Four Short Novels - Joe Hill

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 when reading the final two stories — but they were good. Very good. Especially 'Aloft'. I'm terrified of heights, so that one got to me. 

After The Fireman, my faith in Joe Hill had been shaken a bit . . . But my faith is reaffirmed! These are four excellent, scary stories. Highly recommended. Would love to give a more in-depth review, but I am medicated and just want to sleep. 

Snapshot - 4 
Loaded - 5
Aloft - 4.5
Rain - 5 

Thanks to the publisher for the ARC.

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text 2017-09-06 04:13
Reading progress update: I've read 63%.
Strange Weather: Four Short Novels - Joe Hill

Currently reading the third story in this collection, 'Aloft,' about a skydiving venture that goes... badly, to say the least. 

 

I have a major fear of heights. I'm stopping reading for tonight because this story has given me an anxiety attack. No hyperbole. My reaction is a sign of excellent writing on Mr. Hill's part... but my nerves!!!

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text 2017-09-05 22:22
Reading progress update: I've read 56%.
Strange Weather: Four Short Novels - Joe Hill

I hate comparing Joe Hill to his father, but 'Loaded' felt like vintage King — the King of Cujo and  Apt Pupil — set in the modern era. A novella about gun violence and racial profiling in America, I was on edge from the start and terrified shortly thereafter. The ending made me actually scream, and cry a little. DAMN. 

 

Even if the last two stories in this collection don't live up to 'Loaded,' this release will still get a high rating from me. 

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text 2017-09-02 22:20
Reading progress update: I've read 12%.
Strange Weather: Four Short Novels - Joe Hill

I've decided to read this for "Modern Masters of Horror" in Halloween Bingo.

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text 2017-09-01 21:15
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Strange Weather: Four Short Novels - Joe Hill

Halloween Bingo has begun! 

 

I am reading this for my "Serial Killer Spree" spot, as one of the stories contained herein is about a mass killing. 

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