Tical but I think that both Lily (The Mauve Legacy, pro gun and anti gunroponents will bring their own views to the arty I tried to keep my olitics out of it and enjoy it for the fast aced horror story that it was Oh yeah and the ending was KILLER Aloft was the story of a man on a cloud It wasn t cloud 9 in fact it wasn t a cloud at all really "What imagination and creativity this story showed I can t seem to ut my finger on why this tale appealed " imagination and creativity this story showed I can t seem to Saint Paul, Apostle of Nations put my finger on why this tale appealed me so much but the fact remains that it did It reminded me somewhat of Hill s short story Pop Art in that the tale doesn t break its back trying torovide explanations or reasons whyit just IS And what it IS is fantastic Junicorn Rain was my favorite story in the book The The Clothier Natural Jumping Method protagonist Honeysuckle Speck was one of the most interesting characters I ve ever met She is so much than what you first suspect and I would love to read about her in the future It s hard to say what one would do if the sky suddenly began raining sharp crystal nails I would love to think that I would act with the same bravery and smarts as Honeysuckle did but I suspect I don t have the strength Hill says in the Afterword that this book was sort of his anti Fireman story but one thing they both have in common is strong female characters and I like that I like it a lot I received a digital review copy of this book from Edelweiss but I also received my own signed copy whoohoocourtesy of Joe Hill at a book festival This gave me a chance to check out the VERY cool illustrations before and after each story and also the little icons at the top of eachage They give the book a uniue look and feelI ve come to love and admire Hill s work over the last few years and I think he has developed a strong voice independent of but respectful of his father s Strange Weather was worth every minute of my time and I m sure I ll be devoting time by reading it again in the futureHighly recommendedYou can get your copy here Strange Weather Four Short NovelsThank you to Edelweiss and to the Two Bunnykins out to Tea publisher who I unabashedly emailed for the e ARC of this awesome book in exchange for my honest review This is it I feel terrible that I didn tost any updates while I was reading this one but I was so sucked in that I kept forgetting to share my thoughts here as I went The only reason this wasn t a 5 star read for me was due to the fact that the first story SNAPSHOT underwhelmed me uite a bit It didn t seem to fit with the other three but that could just be a case of ersonal taste "And Opinion Other Than That "opinion Other than that stories contained a slow building sense of dread and disturbance that felt gritty and unsettling of course this is what we look for in a Joe Hill roduction so that was welcomed and expected While I enjoyed all three remaining stories I felt LOADED disturbed me the greatest as it hit home with all the mass shootings we ve seen in recent times That said I do believe my favorite story based Teach Me purely on enjoyment was RAIN I m not sure what the final arrangement of all four stories will be in the finished copies but with the way they are set now it seemed that they started mildly and grew slowly in suspense and unsettling nature until we reach the end I really liked how that felt and hope theublisher decides to keep everything as is Final verdict Joe Hill has done it again and I highly recommend this to folks who enjoy a little extra thinking with their disturbing content This is intellectual horror at its best YAAASSSS Thanks Goodreads Giveaways for this on. Spreads out across the country and around the worldIn “Loaded” 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 reckonin.Be exact Honeysuckle looses her "Girlfriend In The First Violent "in the first violent of needles and everything keeps falling apart from thereIt s maybe the most traditional horror in the collection World falling apart bodies everywhere dead lover utter chaos nothing that hasn t been done before but it s done well And man there was a heck of a twist that I didn t see comingSo Strange Weather knocks it out of the ark with four great novellas Joe Hill has yet to disappoint me Like HOW DOES HE WRITE SO GOODEvery bit of this was a delight to read and I m thrilled to say that one of my most anticipated reads of 2017 did not disappoint PRE REVIEWIt s fall and new Joe Hill novellas are here and I am reading them NEW JOE HILL NOVELLAS ALL FOR ME Happy Halloween Get excited y all There s a new collection of Joe Hill novellas coming out this fall REPEAT NEW JOE HILL This is not a drill I m ready And excited Did I mention excited Four short novels with an interesting afterward all are good and none are especially like any of the othersSnapshot reminds me a lot of his dad s stories but different enough I thought it could have ended without the Evil Corp attachment Loaded is only horror because His Internal Excellency the ambassador of Hell from Perdido Street Station is in the wings I kept Coming Home (Chesapeake Diaries picking up his faint but an audible echo of 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 Country and The Ballad of Black Tom so Lovecraftian I think Aubrey bonked his headretty hard coming out of the The Writers Handbook 1999 planeRain is my favorite because I liked no nonsense Honeysuckle and it made me laughI enjoyed the afterward It has some thoughtful reflections on writing as well as the usual thank yous It s is the first book by Joe Hill that I read Ilan to read by this author Joe Hill gives us four intelligent short stories of varied length that unsettle disturb and horrify However none is less than riveting reading Rock Hounding out of Bishop provoke thought and entertain In Snapshot a young boy faces his nightmares the menace of dementia and the challenge that is the tattooed Phoenician a thug with aolaroid camera a camera which snaps and erases memories Loaded is a story with the capacity to emotionally tear you apart Its focus is guns and gun violence as it explores the scenarios that lie behind the use of guns by cops A reporter suspects all is not as it should be in a mall shooting and its apparent hero Aloft moves us into supernatural territory as Aubrey Griffin s fear of arachuting has to be surmounted as circumstances change drastically He finds himself landing on a
weird cloud in the sky Rain is a shift to a dystopian ost apocalyptic time withcloud in the sky Rain is a shift to a dystopian Beneath the Surface (Reluctance, post apocalyptic time with terrifying and killer rain thatenetrates skin and has devastating effects Honeysuckle Speck undertakes a horrifying road trip from Boulder to Denver A collection of odd stories that grip and capture the imagination Many thanks to Orion for an ARC Strange Weather is the book 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 80 s with a teenage boy as the The Service protagonist this storyacked some owerful imagery along with a bit of nostalgia for good measure Loaded is a tale about guns Joe Hill says it s not oli. His first arachute 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”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” explores this escalating apocalyptic event as the deluge of nails.
free download Strange WeatherY all had better get ready because this was amazing and I m about to word vomit my thoughts all over the lace Joe Hill seriously has a deal with the devil because he can do no wrongFour beautiful and haunting novellas each dealing in their own way with strange weather a rain of crystal needles flashes of lightning that are missing their thunder suspiciously shaped clouds and raging fire tornadoes Each story stands alone "beautifully but together they make a great collection Let s take "but together they make a great collection Let s take story by story shall we Snapshot 45 She gripped my wrist Her body was still stout and big bosomed but her hand was as bony and clawlike as a fairy tale crone s Don t let him take a icture of you Don t let him start taking things away This is Turn This World Inside Out probably the only thing I ve read by Hill that gave me strong Stephen King vibes A young boy with an affinity for tinkering accidentally crosses a menacing stranger with a Polaroid Solarid camera that does a little than takeictures I really didn t find the Phoenician that scary but the camera was a very cool concept Shelly s Option Trading Tactics with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD plight was sad and beautifully toldIt does go on a little long though The story felt like it wanted to end then kept going for another 15 or 20ages Which is Night Fury (Night Fury, probably another reason I was getting King vibes Loaded 455 Everyone knew the drill had seen it all on TV Get down be ready to run if the shooter comes in sight Aerfect storm of PTSD revenge racism and violence leads to a shooting at a mall A security guard becomes a hero in the aftermath but reporter Aisha Lanternglass knows something is off Both of their Henry Fuckits Nursing Notes pasts heavily influenced by gun violence their stories intersect and unravel in horrific fashionThis one hit me hard I haveersonally cowered in a classroom during a 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 as day It was terrifying and surreal and this story brought back some uncomfortable memoriesIt was a captivating story for sure And that ending It Chemistry pissed me off SO much but the good kind ofissed off It s 3 Ideas That Can Change Your Life provocative and challenging and will stick with you Aloft 55 Fear thickens time turns it slow and viscous One second of deeply felt terror lasts longer than ten regular seconds Aloft isrobably my favorite of the four To honor a friend s memory Aubrey and 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 and his jump instructor leap from the lane they never hit the groundSuddenly Aubrey is stranded on a cloud that isn t a cloud He has no food or water but whatever else he
need the cloud The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, provides Other than letting him go that is there s something the cloud doesn t want him to knowIt s imaginative odd and introspective We get to go deep in Aubrey s head much like the cloud does It s a fascinating story And the ending waserfect Joe Hill does great endings Rain 45 Climate change my ass 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 and gold That is a change of climate Teasdale rubbed a thumb against 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 an apocalyptic story featuring a rain of crystal nails synthetically engineered fulgurite to. 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“Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician” a tattooed thug who ossesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories snap by snapA young man takes to the skies to experience.might need the cloud rovides Other than letting him go that is