Full throttle : stories / Joe Hill.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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, 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," 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. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche.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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Throttle / with Stephen King -- Dark carousel -- Wolverton Station -- By the silver water of Lake Champlain -- Faun -- Late returns -- All I care about is you -- Thumbprint -- The devil on the staircase -- Twittering from the circus of the dead -- Mums -- In the tall grass / with Stephen King -- You are released.
    • Other Titles:
      Short stories. Selections.
    • ISBN:
      9780062200679
      0062200674
    • Accession Number:
      2019014759
    • Accession Number:
      on1120758876
      1120758876
    • Accession Number:
      fay.666857
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HILL, J.; KING, S.; HILL, J. Full throttle : stories. First edition. [s. l.]: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. ISBN 9780062200679. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666857. Acesso em: 30 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hill J, King S, Hill J. Full Throttle : Stories. First edition. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666857. Accessed May 30, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hill, J., King, S., & Hill, J. (2019). Full throttle : stories (First edition.). William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hill, Joe, Stephen King, and Joe Hill. 2019. Full Throttle : Stories. First edition. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666857.
    • Harvard:
      Hill, J., King, S. and Hill, J. (2019) Full throttle : stories. First edition. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666857 (Accessed: 30 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hill, J, King, S & Hill, J 2019, Full throttle : stories, First edition., William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 30 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hill, Joe, et al. Full Throttle : Stories. First edition., William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666857.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hill, Joe, Stephen King, and Joe Hill. Full Throttle : Stories. First edition. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666857.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hill J, King S, Hill J. Full throttle : stories [Internet]. First edition. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019 [cited 2020 May 30]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.666857

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

*Starred Review* Hill returns to short stories (after the novella collection Strange Weather, 2017), where his terrifying genius most brightly shines. The stories that follow the heartfelt introduction, most of which were first printed elsewhere, including one previously only available on LP, incorporate tropes of psychological suspense, science fiction, dark fantasy, and of course horror. Every piece is driven by anxiety and unease and features Hill's trademark characters, who feel absolutely real. But it is also the sense of place that dazzles, whether it's a sinister version of Narnia in "Faun," on a coastal pier in "Dark Carousel," or on a plane as WWIII breaks out in "You Are Released." Hill lulls the reader into deep enjoyment, even as terror lies just around the corner. He rounds out this superb collection with insightful notes and a surprise fourteenth story hidden in "About the Author. The tale that will be the biggest hit with library workers and patrons is the beautiful, elegiac "Late Returns," featuring a grieving bookmobile driver who sometimes delivers books to ghosts. This is a collection of single-serve, immersive horror for fans of collections by Paul Tremblay, Stephen Graham Jones, Samanta Schewbin, and Elllen Datlow's anthologies.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Several stories, including one written with Hill's father, Stephen King, are in development for TV and Netflix, so be ready for increased demand for this already super-popular author. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

*Starred Review* Hill returns to short stories (after the novella collection Strange Weather, 2017), where his terrifying genius most brightly shines. The stories that follow the heartfelt introduction, most of which were first printed elsewhere, including one previously only available on LP, incorporate tropes of psychological suspense, science fiction, dark fantasy, and of course horror. Every piece is driven by anxiety and unease and features Hill's trademark characters, who feel absolutely real. But it is also the sense of place that dazzles, whether it's a sinister version of Narnia in "Faun," on a coastal pier in "Dark Carousel," or on a plane as WWIII breaks out in "You Are Released." Hill lulls the reader into deep enjoyment, even as terror lies just around the corner. He rounds out this superb collection with insightful notes and a surprise fourteenth story hidden in "About the Author. The tale that will be the biggest hit with library workers and patrons is the beautiful, elegiac "Late Returns," featuring a grieving bookmobile driver who sometimes delivers books to ghosts. This is a collection of single-serve, immersive horror for fans of collections by Paul Tremblay, Stephen Graham Jones, Samanta Schewbin, and Elllen Datlow's anthologies.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Several stories, including one written with Hill's father, Stephen King, are in development for TV and Netflix, so be ready for increased demand for this already super-popular author. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 May

A No. 1 New York Times best-selling author with multiple film and TV adaptations to his name, Hill returns with a story collection containing some bounteous surprises. "In the Tall Grass" is the basis of a film tentatively scheduled for a fall 2019 release by Netflix, which has also picked up "Faun" for development. "Mums" and "Late Returns" were written for this collection, while "Dark Carousel," published in a vinyl audio edition in 2018, appears in print for the first time. With a 200,000-copy first printing.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2019 September

Hill's latest collection of short stories is compulsively readable. Thirteen stories weave in and out of gritty realism, whimsical folklore, and futuristic sf, flowing from one to the next in a fast-paced journey through the surreal. Hill fills each story with shocking plot twists, excellent worldbuilding, and satisfying kismet. "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain," a tribute to Ray Bradbury, tells of innocence and friendship before things go horribly wrong. "The Devil on the Staircase" and "Twittering from the Circus of the Dead" play with form while still captivating readers. "Faun" and "Late Returns" are deeply haunting; they will lurk in the back of readers' minds, destined to be relived and retold. "Throttle" and "In the Tall Grass" are coauthored by Hill's father and horror master Stephen King, and while King's voice sometimes overwhelms his son's, the two create compelling and gruesome stories. VERDICT As in any anthology, some tales are stronger than others, but overall this is a winning entry from Hill. Hand to fans of horror, dark fantasy, and ruthless realities.—Kay Strahan, Univ. of Tennessee Health Sciences Lib., Memphis

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 July #1

Hill's haunting second collection of short fiction (after 2005's 20th Century Ghosts) contains 11 reprints and two new tales, many in homage to films and other stories that have inspired him. Echoes of Richard Matheson's "Duel" ricochet from the terrifying "Throttle" (cowritten with Stephen King), which features a biker gang at the mercy of a relentless big rig driver with a deadly agenda. Shades of Narnia color "Faun," in which a small door in a ramshackle farmhouse leads to a hunting ground. In "Thumbprint," a veteran realizes that her disturbing actions in Iraq might not have been so out of character after all. In the visceral, horrifying "Dark Carousel," a group of teens runs afoul of magic that animates the ragtag, bloodthirsty animals of a boardwalk carousel. The ghostly, achingly poignant "Late Returns" is a love letter to librarians and a haunting exploration of the transformative power of grief. Hill tackles his dark subjects with humanity and empathy, and his complex, fully realized characters leap into the imagination. This collection cements Hill's reputation as a versatile master of scares both subtle and shocking. Agent: Michael Choate, Choate Agency. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.