Thumbprint - Joe Hill

Thumbprint

By Joe Hill

  • Release Date: 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Short Stories
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 53 Ratings)

Description

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Replete with shocking chillers, including two previously unpublished stories written expressly for this volume (“Mums” and “Late Returns”) and another appearing in print for the first time (“Dark Carousel”), Full Throttle is a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.

Reviews

  • There were only 3 stories in this book, not 13 as advertised.

    1
    By jim201911
    Missing 10 stories!
  • There is only one short story in this book-rip off alert.

    1
    By russasaurous
    The one story that is in this book is good but the description claims it has other stories. $8.99 for one short story is a bit steep.
  • Thumbprint

    1
    By Naharmon
    I only received 212 pages, and the only story was thumbprint. Anyone else have this issue?
  • horror hits too close to home

    4
    By DesertSlug
    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.
  • Weak Sauce

    1
    By jhdemicco
    Not very thrilling or very interesting.
  • Bad material to write about

    1
    By Whitehawk
    Most of us who served did so honorably. To remind us of atrocities commited by morons feels like a slap in the face to me.
  • Good

    4
    By jenscarbie
    Nice build into an okay end, I love Hill's characters more than anything. Looking forward to NOS482, took me a minute to 'get' the title but I laughed.

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