1. Becks19

    Becks19 Well-Known Member

    I just saw yesterday that Hill has a book called Wolverton Station, that comes out in March. ( our digital library has a preview/description of it) It has an intriguing train on the cover. I have never been disappointed in any of his novels!!
     
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  2. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Thats I will have to read it.
     
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  3. Anthea M

    Anthea M Well-Known Member

    As yet I have only read Heart Shaped Box. I presume I have more treats to look forward to.........?
     
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  4. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Wolverton Station is a short story that has been available for Kindle since January 7.
    Amazon.com: Wolverton Station (Kindle Single) eBook: Joe Hill: Kindle Store
     
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  5. Becks19

    Becks19 Well-Known Member

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  6. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Sweets for the sweet!!!!
     
  7. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    Loved Nos4A2 will put the rest of his books on 'to read' list.
     
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  8. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    ah that's how you get a signature... so much for knowing about computes lol
     
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  9. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Haven't read everything else, but I enjoyed 20th Century Ghosts (the short story collection). I recently read it again.

    Heart-Shaped Box didn't really do it for me. Seemed like the same nothing kept happening in different settings.

    I need to try Horns again. I know I finished it, but don't remember much. I was probably heavy in the sauce the first time through.
     
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  10. jfra3101

    jfra3101 Well-Known Member

    The first of his I read was Heart-shaped Box which I really liked to some extent. I guess having just finished The Stand, I had high expectations. Regardless, it was a genuinely scary book and only took a few days to read. He said in an interview the title comes from the Nirvana song, which is my favourite by them, so that is awesome.

    I haven't read 20th Century Ghosts and Horns yet.

    NOS4R2 however, is one of my favourite books. It is definitely one I want to read again! The whole book was excellent and was great fun to read! Full of music references also.

    I look forward to the Movie adaptation of Horns when they decide to release it and also his latest novel he is working on, The Fireman. I heard his graphic-novels are excellent as well, and I plan to pick them up some time soon.
     
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  11. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    His graphic novels are amazing too. Found a copy of Horns at a local store (I have already read it the story). Will re-read, but finishing a series and The Stand first (page 1055).
     
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  12. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

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  13. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    I'm liking Heart Shaped Box a bit more the second time through.
     
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  14. ~Ally~

    ~Ally~ Well-Known Member

    I never did finish Horns, might give it another chance. HSB didn't work for me either, but I loved NOS4R2, you should check it out.
     
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  15. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

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  16. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    I DON'T like NOS4A2. I don't understand the little "cross-promotion" thing in Dr. Sleep about Charlie Manx either. It's not for lack of trying to understand it either. I simply can find no good reason or any reason period - good, bad or otherwise - that he needed to do a tiny little cross-promotion of his son's book and character at the beginning of Dr. Sleep. I mean they want you to believe the two are NOT inextricably linked to each others work so one does a cross-promotion of the other? I'm sorry. It makes no sense.

    I also dislike his characters and can find no way to relate to them. I think it's for the same reason I had difficulty relating to Stephen King's characters in the beginning; our lives are too fundamentally different for there to be much crossover.
    I like Dean Koontz because even though he handles his issues differently, he at least has experienced similar things to me. I had violence in my family too. I lived in an orphanage for a few years too. I don't know if Dean Koontz did, but what he wrote convinced me that if not him, he knew someone who did.
     
  17. bookworm101

    bookworm101 yea, ok, whatever. enjoy your day.

    WSS.:heart:
     
  18. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Dean never lived in an orphanage. He did however have an alcoholic abusive father. If he really was his true father- Dean questions his parentage on his father's side but never did a DNA test to find out for sure. His 'father' was clinically insane at the end of his life, even tried to kill Dean at one point.
     
  19. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    When did either JH or SK ever say that? Conversely, Joe did state in interviews for NOS4A2 that he purposely made little references to his dad's works throughout the book.
     
  20. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    When did they SAY it? It's been the whole purpose of Joe Hill to put everyone through a 'fool you and not say I'm related to Stephen King' ordeal. In fact, he went years without saying a damn WORD about it, and beyond that I'm way too upset to talk.
    I'm going to work, treat all the gunshot wounds we're going to get and then come home. The end.
     

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