Strange Weather

Strange Weather

Four Short Novels

Book - 2017
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"Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.
A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute 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 spreads out across the country and around the world.
In "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 reckoning.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062663115
0062663119
Branch Call Number: FIC HILL 2017
Characteristics: 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Hill’s four short novels expose the individual and societal pressures that motivate our sometimes fateful decisions. ~ NoveList

Hill’s four short novels expose the individual and societal pressures that motivate our sometimes fateful decisions. The first story is a coming-of-age tale with an added bit of horror. The second story is an unflinching look at what has become a common tragedy: mass shooting. The third story is ... Read More »


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mattkickbox
May 13, 2018

Definitely recommend reading, great diversity in stories and characters.
Goodreads Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2382296944

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thomqui
Mar 22, 2018

WHOA! This is a terrific collection. If you like Stephen King in his earlier, more slim prose days you will like this. Highly recommended for all those interested in horror.

SPPL_Violet Mar 17, 2018

For the most part this collection reads like speculative fiction rather than horror (except for the first story.) Joe Hill's Strange Weather isn't as sharp as his other works, such as NOS4A2 or Heart-Shaped Box, however, the collection has amassed fans as usual. Interesting weather-inspired stories for lovers of the dark, creepy, or mysterious.

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JILLYJELLY
Dec 05, 2017

Omigosh, I could not put this book down!!! Hard to pick which one is the best story. Thank goodness Stephen King's legacy and excellent writing lives on in his kids...and wife. Tabitha ain't no slouch either.

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May 13, 2018

mattkickbox thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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