Look Out For … Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Look Out For … Strange Weather by Joe Hill

“We can’t wait to have Hill’s distinctive and frequently terrifying voice whispering in our ears.”

Four short novels from the author of The Fireman and Horns, ranging from creepy horror to powerful explorations of our modern society.

One autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn’t safely under cover. ‘Rain’ explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as clouds of nails spread out across the country and the world. Amidst the chaos, a girl studying law enforcement takes it upon herself to resolve a series of almost trivial mysteries … apparently harmless puzzles that turn out to have lethal answers.

In ‘Loaded’ a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it…

‘Snapshot, 1988’ tells the story of a kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid that can steal memories…

And in ‘Aloft’ a young man takes to the skies to experience parachuting for the first time . . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a mind of its own.

Why We’re Excited About This Book:

It’s twelve years since Joe Hill arrived on the scene with his first collection of stories, 20th Century Ghosts, followed two years later by his debut novel Heart Shaped Box, and in that time he’s managed to secure his own place in the upper echelons of modern horror that are reigned over by his father, Stephen King.

Hill is no King pretender, though, sharing only a genre with his old man and having forged his own distinctive and frequently terrifying voice which we can’t wait to have whispering in our ears and echoing around our brains when Strange Weather is released.

Strange Weather is out on 7 November 2017 and is available from Amazon.

 

RICHARD COSGROVE


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