Full Throttle

Full Throttle

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Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche.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.

Title:Full Throttle
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062200679
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    Full Throttle Reviews

  • Will Byrnes

    …a child has only the two parents, but if you’re lucky enough to be an artist for a living, ultimately you wind up with a few mothers and fathers. When someone asks a writer, ”Who’s your dadd...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I’m mostly into novels and short stories are not my first choice to read but when it comes to evil genius thriller writers, like MY ALL TIME KING that I take a bow and THE PRINCE HILL create somethi...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”It’s quite common to enter a library and find yourself in conversation with the dead. The best minds of generations long gone crowd every bookshelf. They wait there to be noticed, to be addressed...

  • Debra

    I'm not the biggest fan of short stories but I am a fan of Joe Hill and he was able to draw me in with this collection of short stories. I had previously read the two short stories in this collection ...

  • Matthew

    Final Average Rating – 4.07 StarsI enjoyed this collection of Joe Hill short stories and flew through the audiobook – I could not stop listening! It had its high points (Late Returns) and low poin...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror

    I’m writing up a review for Scream Mag. My last of the 4 reviews for the October issue. I’m so disappointed in this collection. If it wasn’t for IN THE TALL GRASS, THROTTLE and like 2 others, th...

  • Celeste

    Vary rarely do I review the audio of a book. Though I’m a big audiobook reader/listener, I tend to swap between the physical and audio versions of I’m reading and generally just review the actual ...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    A real mixed bag. An average of 3.2 for these stories! In the Tall Grass was definitely the stand out. Full review to come....

  • Char

    I’m tired of dragging myself back to this, it’s just not working for me.October 13-25th, 2019....

  • Bradley

    This is a fine, fine collection of short stories.When I decided I wanted good, traditional horror with fantastic characterization and full-hilt (or throttle) gore, I knew I couldn’t go wrong with Hi...