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Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by FlakeNoir, Nov 1, 2013.
I get the impression that keeping separate was more of a concern when Mr. Hill started out as a writer, out of concern that he would be dismissed as riding his father's coattails or that his own work wouldn't be taken on its own merit. He had success with HSB and 20th CG before he was 'outed', so to speak--once that happened, what would be the point of denial? Better to enjoy each others' work, IMHO, and if they share ideas, etc., who's to blame them?
Their styles are similar, but not identical--it's pretty easy to pick out who wrote what bits in In The Tall Grass--so I don't think either is afraid of being confused with the other at this point.
Also, once you get a glimpse of Joe, how you you not tell he's related to SK???
Pretty sure that's what got him--lol. He's not a doppelganger, but the resemblance is very strong
Thank you for understanding my typos!
I don't know whether to laugh or...
I got NOS4A2 yesterday! I can't wait to start it I'm afraid to read the posts here until I finish it but I'll be back
I like Joe Hill very much.
It took me a while to think of this response, because I did not want to react "from the gut," so to speak.
We all make our choices based on what we think is best at the time. When JH started out writing professionally, he thought riding on his father's coattails would not be a good idea, so he decided to keep it under wraps. When he eventually made it and people started putting 2 and 2 together, he decided to "come out" so to speak. It was inevitable. Now the two have embraced the fact that they are both writers and JH's career is solid enough so that they can work together, but remain independent of one another. And lastly, what father and son who get along and love one another would not want to work together and promote one another whenever possible? I feel it's a win/win situation for them and us Constant Readers.
My montage is just a silly example of how my mind stabs itself. I have refuge only in sleep. When awake I am constantly linking.
Joe Hill, Stephen King, Stephen Hawking, Hank (King of the) Hill.
I really liked this one.
Tis very good. must re-read.
I've read Horns and NOS4A2 and some short novels by Joe Hill. Of them, NOS4A2 is my favourite. As for the rather heated debate on Joe Hill being the son of one of the most prolific authors in our time, I have nothing but respect for the fact that he decided, early on, to not work in his father's shadow, but rather make or break on his own.
Finally got around to reading this. Nice story; well written, a bit creepy and quite atmospheric.
I think with each of his novels he's gotten better. I am now reading his short story collection (I believe it was released before any of his novels) and so far it is quite good. I've also read the first volume of Locke and Key, and I must say it is very good.
I second this, although, preferred Horns.
I went to a thrift store and the used bookstore today, but no treasures. I think ka's punishing me for my gluttonous Horns buying spree at the dollar store last week!
I am delighted to have finally jumped on the Joe Hill train! Choo Choo!
I started with NOS4A2 and absolutely enjoyed it cover to cover....
I personally liked the references to his father's characters in that book.
I heard he helped his good ole pops out with 11/22/63 at some point.
With that being said, SK books are chock full of cross-references. I'm not seeing the problem....
I feel I can have fun with all kinds of characters, even if I can not relate directly to each one. That is what you have an imagination for!
What Joe had said was that he wanted his books to stand on their own merit, to essentially establish himself as a writer before revealing who he was.
I don't think he meant that he would keep that fact a secret forever. I mean, everyone eventually figured out SK was Richard Bachman.
Some of you may enjoy this interview with Joe Hill:
Interview: "NOS4A2" Author Joe Hill Talks the War on Christmas, Mark Twain's Twitter, and Movie Adaptations | Complex
Anyhoo, moving on, I am mid-way through HSB and while I do like it, it's no NOS4A2.
I am looking forward to this coming in August.......
The Wraith: Joe Hill, Charles Paul Wilson III: 9781613778982: Amazon.com: Books