|Pages/Publication Date:||496 / 2016|
As the son of Stephen King, Joe Hill has the best horror pedigree possible, and he joins forces with his dad on the stories "Throttle" and "In the Tall Grass"—inspiration for the 2019 Netflix film. In Hill's 11 solo tales here, a grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead; a gang of hunters lay waste to a fairy tale realm; and two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the edge of Lake Champlain, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality.
"Hill shows how insanely good he is at shocking, terrible, whoa, cover-your-mouth-and-gasp endings.... Seamless and finely crafted work."—NYTBR