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Strange Weather

Four Short Novels
De : Joe Hill
Durée : 14 h et 35 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Horror

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A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

"One of America's finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Lethem. In Strange Weather, this "compelling chronicler of human nature's continual war between good and evil" (Providence Journal-Bulletin), who "pushes genre conventions to new extremes" (New York Times Book Review), deftly expose the darkness that lies just beneath the surface of everyday life.

Snapshot, performed by Wil Wheaton, 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, performed by Dennis Boutsikaris.

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, performed by Kate Mulgrew, explores this escalating apocalyptic event as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.

In Loaded, performed by Stephen Lang, 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.

With an afterword from Joe Hill, read by the author.

Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from an artist who is "quite simply the best horror writer of our generation" (Michael Kortya).

©2017 Joe Hill (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • gloria
  • 08/10/2018

Disappointed

Didn’t finish. It’s no Heart Shaped Box... I can do without specific references to bodily needs, wants, functions. An amazing story doesn’t need that info.

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  • Constant Reader
  • 20/03/2018

All Sizzle No Steak

All four stories begin well, with great concepts, brilliant even. And then, sadly, they crash and burn at the end. A great idea, with a flat tire ending feels like a mugging, a bait and switch. It may be a family trait -- remember the absurd ending of Under the Dome? Hundreds of pages of build-up, tension, brilliance -- and then a dumb dumb dumb ending. The readers did a great job with what they had to work with. But in the end, I was deflated.

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  • factorydave
  • 15/03/2018

Sheesh!..We get it Joe.

Heavy handed talking points are crowbarred into otherwise entertaining stories and very solid voice performances. All of the typical tropes and sacred cows of modern story telling are on full display.

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  • stlblue1
  • 06/11/2017

Disappointed

I was really hoping for big things from these but overall it fell short. The first book was great and I really enjoyed it. Then they got worse from there. The second was good but the third and fourth just missed the mark for me. I couldn’t wait for them to get over so I could start a new book. I think this is the only case that I can say that the movie would be better than the book.

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  • Atomic
  • 21/02/2019

A Mixed Forecast, mostly dreary weather

An odd mix of an interesting scifi, a supernatural fantasy, dragged out crime drama and a boring apocalyptic future.

These short novels drag on for longer than necessary. They are VERY loosely tied together by weather elements. The first story is a twilight zone-esque story, well read by Wil Wheaton, that has some unique ideas. The second is a long crime story involving a mass shooting at a mall during a forest fire, with generic racism and some very stereotypical characters. The third story had potential, about a skydiver having a very hard time getting to the ground, and while it has some inventive character interactions, the ending takes a weird twist and ends very quickly. The final, and my least favorite, story involves a woman surviving in colorado after stranger weather kills most of the citizens. This should have been a good setup for a great location and quest, but the main character, and everyone she meets, is annoying and I couldn't care for any of them to survive, I just kept waiting for it to be over, not a great sign of an engaging story.

Overall, 1 entertaining tale, 1 good concept, 1 okay crime story, and 1 miss.

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  • Katelyn Krieger
  • 20/07/2018

Subject matter

Honestly too much violence to children. Like I can handle gore and death as much as the next person but I couldn’t finish the second section because they go into detail about the death of kids. That’s just too much.

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  • Bobbe Cummins
  • 28/04/2018

Politics mixed with story.

Always liked Joe Hill, but I don’t read novels to hear personal politics. These bashes really took away from the overall, and for the most part unnecessary. If I wanted to hear people dip into insanity, I’d read more on social media. He’s a good writer. Parts of the book, disappointing. Good writers know better. Because of that- review of ‘meh.’

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  • Judy
  • 27/03/2018

Meh

I’m hot and cold on Joe Hill’s work. Sometimes I love em, sometimes they’re just too bizarre.

In this collection, Snapshot was well conceived and well done. Phonecian was also pretty good.

But then along came Aloft, and I felt like I was in a cloud of the author’s drunken or drug addled LSD trip..

Then Rain... too iffy, I couldn’t bring myself to finish it...meh

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  • Leon Savino Jr
  • 21/03/2018

Ok at first.

This book’s first story was decent. The second story was so bad I just can’t bring myself to the third or fourth story.

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  • Matt Warner
  • 31/10/2017

Boring

I like Joe Hill and his Dad but man does it seem like they're struggling lately. Just on and on with no real excitement or anything scary. I kept waiting for the next sentence, paragraph then story to be good and it was painfully dull and hard to get through all of it.

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