Discussion 12-4-19; Wolverton Station by Joe Hill

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fljoe0

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I'm going to comment a little early tonight since The Heat and The Celtics are playing. I'll be back at half time.

You could say that this is a story of a guy that gets what he deserves. A corporate wolf being devoured by wolves. A morality horror story.

Joe said the idea for the story came as he was riding trains through the UK to promote Horns. He saw a station called Wolverhampton and the name of the station started the wheels turning.
 

GNTLGNT

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I'm going to comment a little early tonight since The Heat and The Celtics are playing. I'll be back at half time.

You could say that this is a story of a guy that gets what he deserves. A corporate wolf being devoured by wolves. A morality horror story.

Joe said the idea for the story came as he was riding trains through the UK to promote Horns. He saw a station called Wolverhampton and the name of the station started the wheels turning.
....as I said elsewhere, he was able to breathe creative new life into a mangy and worn trope....the dark humor has been well inherited and there is uber gore, just tangentially glimpsed....I like your spin on it Joe, never read it as a morality tale-but that is a brilliant take.....
 

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Scratch that (sorry GNT). This is Thursday and the GNT may not be on before 4 so how about cat in a bag or Spideyman picking one from Full Throttle
I will yield to a pick by cat in a bag , if she posts before close today.

If not how about The Devil On The Staircase? A very different "reading experience".
I have not gotten to read any of Full Throttle yet, except for a few that were kindle singles previously, like Wolverton Station. So let's do Spidey's pick next week and then for the week after, I pick Dark Carousel. :)

That should take us up to Christmas break.
 

fljoe0

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I have not gotten to read any of Full Throttle yet, except for a few that were kindle singles previously, like Wolverton Station. So let's do Spidey's pick next week and then for the week after, I pick Dark Carousel for my pick. :)

That should take us up to Christmas break.


Sounds great. I have the book but haven't read it yet (except for the 3 or 4 I read as kindle singles or in a magazine). I haven't read either of the stories you and Spidey have selected yet so those sound like great choices.
 

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I'm going to comment a little early tonight since The Heat and The Celtics are playing. I'll be back at half time.

You could say that this is a story of a guy that gets what he deserves. A corporate wolf being devoured by wolves. A morality horror story.

Joe said the idea for the story came as he was riding trains through the UK to promote Horns. He saw a station called Wolverhampton and the name of the station started the wheels turning.
Perfectly said.

And as scott pointed out, interesting take on an old idea.