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Download Ì Strange Weather Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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”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” explores this escalating apocalyptic event as the deluge of nails. 25 rounded up to 3Strange Weather by Joe Hill isn t uite the disappointment that The Fireman was but it s still nowhere near as good as I d hoped it would be I find it difficult to understand how a man who tried so hard to hide the fact that he was Stephen King s son so that he could earn his own success would then turn around and try so hard to emulate his father s career after the cat was out of the bag Because like THE FIREMAN before it this collection of novellas has Stephen King written all over it Three of the four novellas might as well have been King short stories lengthened well past their expiration date But enough of how Joe Hill has drifted into cruise control on his way over Inheritance Highway and onto the reviewsSNAPSHOT This first novella overstays its welcome by about thirty pages The first half of the story is okay Boring and predictable sure but it s at least readable The second half is well sports fans I don t know what the fuck it is It was hard to stay awake while reading those last thirty pages that s for sure Hill gets lost in sentimentality and forgets to entertain us We re left with a bloated Stephen King short story on par with Chattery Teeth and The Monkey Imagine those stories but at twice the length and you re left with the swollen colon that is SNAPSHOT a story that serves no other purpose but to suppose an everyday item has supernatural powers Great for a tale of twenty or thirty pages but not ninety The supernatural powers aren t all that surprising nor is the ending but the main issue is that the idea simply does not excuse the length One starLOADED Ever wanted to read about someone who s anti gun debate themselves for 140 pages Yeah me neither I think we need gun reform I feel that gun violence has gotten well and truly out of control There is I feel no need for automatic weapons whatsoever If you cannot defend your home with a handgun or shotgun because your aim is bad and you believe being able to shoot faster makes you safer you shouldn t own a gun to begin with I myself own a gun because I m in an interracial relationship my kids two children are mixed and we live in the rebel flag fetish that is the American South and our lives have been threatened than once by hillbilly ammosexuals like the ones in this book That being said I don t want someone preaching to my choir for what amounts to about 40000 words Beyond the rhetoric and politics there s issues with the very foundation of the story The plausibility of the camera problem in this book is just plain dumb The coincidence bothers me Had the recording been destroyed on purpose cool beans But for all this to be left to fate I gotta call bullshit Everything comes out in the wash and is explained but not to my liking The ending of the story however took an Easter basket sized sack of testicles to write so I applaud Hill for that Other than that this novella is simply okay Three stars mostly for the endingALOFT Now THIS is what I m talking about ALOFT is what the fuck I signed up for when I became a Joe Hill fan Not his insistence on emulating his father and recreating his legacy Not the stripped down flavorless writing Not his politics I signed up for this man s gorgeous fucking imagination the same imagination that gave us stories like Pop Art and You Will Hear the Locust Sing even though the latter is nothing than a modern retelling of Kafka s THE METAMORPHOSIS and novels like Horns and NOS4A2 or NOS4R2 for those of you in the UK Joe Hill has an even better imagination than his old man At the very least his imagination is fun than King s King has written some doozies in his time but he s never written anything like ALOFT I don t even want to talk about what this story is about Just know that I loved every word sentence paragraph page and chapter of this novella More of this please and thank you Five starsAnd finallysighRAIN Why didn t anyone tell me this was a joke The experience of this novella would have been much better had I known this was Joe Hill making fun of himself But no it s not until you read the afterword that Hill explains that RAIN is his attempt at parodying himself Who the fuck told him this was a good idea I ve written some bad books and terrible short stories I ve even ripped them apart publicly but I d never write an entire novella making fun of myself The problem here is that I took the story seriously because I imagined that s what it was serious fiction about the end of the world Parts of this final novella have big heart but then the last few chapters come along and turn an anti Trump campaign about crystal nails falling from the sky into a fucking SNL sketch What The actual Fuck Ya wanna know what I think I think Hill didn t know how to end this book so he penciled the goofiest shit he could think of and then wrote in the afterword that it was all for shits and giggles He couldn t think of an ending so we re left with an author mocking himself for writing THE FIREMAN What an asshole This closing novella might just put me off Joe Hill for a while Two starsIn summation I m going to stop buying the ebook versions of his stuff I ve been buying a hardcover audiobook ebook and the eventual paperback of everything Hill s written like I do with King but no After the shit parade that was THE FIREMAN and now the gem speckled garbage float that is STRANGE WEATHER I m done over supporting this dude Hill hasn t earned the respect I have for his father so he s going on restriction until he does better I m still rooting for you man but I need you to do better please lol like he gives a fuck what I sayFinal Judgment Like you re on cloud nine but the floor is lava

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Download Ì Strange Weather Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Spreads out across the country and around the worldIn “Loaded” 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 reckonin. I ve read almost every piece of work that Joe Hill has graced the world of literature with and I ve loved all of them but this was exceptionally brilliant Rather than dwell on monsters and ghosts the most terrifying aspect of Strange Weather was simply the horror of the human psyche and how far people will go to inflict pain upon others I ll be breaking this up by story as I typically do with novella reviews I ve combined the content warnings and will add them all at the end of the review for efficiency s sake I m placing these in order of how they are positioned in the ARC but the final copy may differ SNAPSHOT The idea that these days had been taken from her struck me as vile It was a swallow of curdled milk It was indecent Snapshot the first of four novellas tells a man s boyhood memories of the strange man with the polaroid and the bizarre things that each photo took along with it I found this to be my least favorite story in the book though it was still awfully horrifying to think of a camera that could take away than just a photo I found myself undeniably on edge from start to finish and found it to be an unsettling uniue entrance to the collection LOADED All it took to turn a CD into a knife or a tape gun into a45 was a little imagination a little panic and a lot of prejudice I have no words for how stunned I was when I realized what a blatantly political direction Joe was taking this story in Loaded is a perspective changing story that follows in the wake of mass shootings and tells of police brutality racism gun fanaticism and hate The villains in this story are so over the top that you find yourself desperately wanting not to believe in them despite the fact that as a citizen of the southern states I can certainly assure you that I have heard many of these arguments from acuaintances in my own life Note I m not interjecting politics into this and will leave my thoughts on gun ownership out of this but we ve all met at least one person who took things too far and that s what s happening in this story Loaded absolutely destroyed me I have never in my life cried through a horror story yet I could hardly regain composure in one moment before the next event had me sobbing again The hatred in the villain s heart left me hollow This was the most horrifying story I have ever read yet not a moment of it felt like fiction particularly in the wake of the shootings we ve seen over the last few years ALOFT Everything gets very surreal when you re falling from twelve thousand feet First of all if you have a fear of heights this story may not be one you want to take lightly I don t even have acrophobia and I still found my stomach turning at many of this story s descriptive moments When Aubrey s skydiving experience goes wrong he finds himself in a very interesting set of circumstances and well I ll let you go into this one blind but trust me you re in for a really uniue and bizarre ride RAIN When the rain fell most everyone was caught outside in it You wonder maybe why so many people died in that initial downpour In Rain we watch the beginning of an apocalypse through the eyes of a young woman named Honeysuckle As a rain of crystalline needles kills Honeysuckle s girlfriend and nearly all of her neighbors she sets off on a journey to inform her father in law of his daughter s passing only to be hunted by members of a local religious cult As she tries to navigate the empty streets of Denver and avoid being slashed to bits by the next storm she finds herself in a spiral of terrorism conspiraciesLike Loaded this story hit way too close to home for comfort though not on nearly as intense of a level Joe let his politics shine through once with a few catty remarks about a president who s a little too twitter happy and I found myself laughing despite the nature of the tale Of course you re never left smiling for long when it comes to a Joe Hill book but I found this to be a fantastic rounding out of the collectionAll in all Strange Weather averaged out to a 475 rating which I obviously will happily round up to 5 stars for my favorite horror author Now I m only sad that I have to wait for his next releaseContent warnings fat phobia ableism homophobia racism police brutality gun fanaticism sexism spousal abuse child death extreme violence religious fanaticismoccultism All uotes are taken from an ARC and may have been changed for the final publication Thank you so much to HarperCollins for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my honest reviewYou can find this review and on my blog

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Download Ì Strange Weather Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A collection of four chilling novels ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman Joe Hill“Snapshot” 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 snapA young man takes to the skies to experience. I feel terrible that I didn t post any updates while I was reading this one but I was so sucked in that I kept forgetting to share my thoughts here as I went The only reason this wasn t a 5 star read for me was due to the fact that the first story SNAPSHOT underwhelmed me uite a bit It didn t seem to fit with the other three but that could just be a case of personal taste and opinion Other than that these stories contained a slow building sense of dread and disturbance that felt gritty and unsettling of course this is what we look for in a Joe Hill production so that was welcomed and expected While I enjoyed all three remaining stories I felt LOADED disturbed me the greatest as it hit home with all the mass shootings we ve seen in recent times That said I do believe my favorite story based purely on enjoyment was RAIN I m not sure what the final arrangement of all four stories will be in the finished copies but with the way they are set now it seemed that they started mildly and grew slowly in suspense and unsettling nature until we reach the end I really liked how that felt and hope the publisher decides to keep everything as is Final verdict Joe Hill has done it again and I highly recommend this to folks who enjoy a little extra thinking with their disturbing content This is intellectual horror at its best YAAASSSS Thanks Goodreads Giveaways for this one Misplaced Loyalty Meredith Hodge Novels Book 1 erases memories snap by snapA young man takes to the skies to A Pocketful of Crows experience. I feel terrible that I didn t post any updates while I was reading this one but I was so sucked in that I kept forgetting to share my thoughts here as I went The only reason this wasn t a 5 star read for me was due to the fact that the first story SNAPSHOT underwhelmed me uite a bit It didn t seem to fit with the other three but that could just be a case of personal taste and opinion Other than that these stories contained a slow building sense of dread and disturbance that felt gritty and unsettling of course this is what we look for in a Joe Hill production so that was welcomed and A Love Like Ours expected While I Tanduk Menjangan Merah enjoyed all three remaining stories I felt LOADED disturbed me the greatest as it hit home with all the mass shootings we ve seen in recent times That said I do believe my favorite story based purely on The Kingdom Cult of Self enjoyment was RAIN I m not sure what the final arrangement of all four stories will be in the finished copies but with the way they are set now it seemed that they started mildly and grew slowly in suspense and unsettling nature until we reach the A Killer's Christmas in Wales end I really liked how that felt and hope the publisher decides to keep Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend Clementine Rose #7 enjoy a little Six Degrees The Science of a Connected Age Open Market Edition extra thinking with their disturbing content This is intellectual horror at its best YAAASSSS Thanks Goodreads Giveaways for this one