Strange Weather (Joe Hill book)

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Strange Weather
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Author Joe Hill
Country United States
Language English
Genre Post-apocalyptic; Horror; Dark Fantasy
Publisher William Morrow and Company
Published in English
October 24, 2017
Pages 448
ISBN 978-0-06-266311-5 (Hardcover)

Strange Weather is a collection of short novels written by American author Joe Hill. It was released in the US on October 24, 2017.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Snapshot[edit]

In Silicon Valley in 1988, a young man finds himself stalked by a man with a Polaroid camera that can erase memories.

Loaded[edit]

George Kellaway, a mall security guard who's just been refused custody of his son, responds to a jilted mistress shooting her partner and boss by shooting her, a Muslim woman, and a boy who witnessed the entire incident, thinking the Muslim woman and the mistress were in league as part of a terrorist attack. Kellaway is thought to have stopped a mass shooting by killing the initial shooter, and is hailed as a hero of the modern gun rights movement. However, reporter Aisha Lanternglass researches the story and starts publishing the truth, leading Kellaway to crack under media pressure. He takes guns from a suicidal friend of his and kills his family and friends before storming Lanternglass's newspaper office and massacring everyone inside. The story ends with a terrified Lanternglass and her daughter facing an armed Kellaway, who tells Lanternglass that her story might have a different ending had she had a gun.

Aloft[edit]

A man's first attempt at skydiving goes awry when he lands on a solid cloud and can find no way off it.

Rain[edit]

Clouds above Boulder, Colorado begin to rain down splinters of crystal that kill anyone unlucky enough to be caught outside.

Reception[edit]

Strange Weather has received primarily positive reviews,[2] with Kirkus referring to the collection as "sparkling" and concluding "Worth waiting in line for, if you’re a Hill fan. If you’re not, this is the book to turn you into one."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Joe. "Strange Weather - Joe Hill - Hardcover". HarperCollins US. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Book Marks reviews of Strange Weather by Joe Hill". lithub.com. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Strange Weather by Joe Hill - Kirkus Reviews". kirkusreviews.com. Retrieved 26 November 2017.