πŸ“š Full Throttle by Joe Hill

I liked this lovely collection of stories, some of them particularly frightening.

Since Max wanted some horror stories, I repurposed Dark Carousel, Faun, and In the Tall Grass as bedtime stories for him.

I also watched In the Tall Grass on Netflix after reading the story.

June 7, 2020 – Started Reading
June 28, 2020 – Finished Reading

Full Throttle by Joe Hill

Thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including β€œIn the Tall Grass,” one of two stories cowritten 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 β€œFaun.” A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in β€œLate Returns.”

In β€œBy the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”—now an episode on Shudder TV’s Creepshowβ€”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 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 β€œThrottle,” cowritten with Stephen King.

Replete with shocking chillers, including two previously unpublished stories written expressly for this volume (β€œMums” and β€œLate Returns”) and another appearing in print for the first time (β€œDark Carousel”), Full Throttle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.