A New York Times Bestseller
Thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In 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 “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”—now an episode on Shudder TV’s Creepshow—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 “Throttle,” cowritten with Stephen King.
Replete with shocking chillers, including two previously unpublished stories written expressly for this volume (“Mums” and “Late Returns”) and another appearing in print for the first time (“Dark Carousel”), Full Throttle is a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.
horror hits too close to home
Horror comes in at least two of packages: fantastical and realistic. Joe Hill is a master of both, especially in short story form. This story horrifies because you may know someone just like the main character, or can see yourself in her. Disturbing, and well told.
I did not read any reviews, nor how many pages this was. So, it is my own fault. Good story, but for $10, I would expect it to be more than 20 ish pages. It says 40 or so, but that is because their is an excerpt. Ugh. So angry at being duped. Not worth the money.
This book was supposed to be 11 short stories! It included one that I wanted to buy/read but when I saw it was in this one I jumped at the chance to get more stories! I was VERY UNHAPPY when there was only the one story and an excerpt from another book. This book was supposed to have over 200 pages! I got 66 plus the new book excerpt. I think there was some kind of mix up in download. How do I get a refund?