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by Joe Hill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.33

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe's best yet, 28 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Nos4a2 (Paperback)
Great story-writing clearly runs in the family. I read this back to back with Stephen King's 11-22-63 and while that novel was superior (come on though - King is an excellent writer) NOS4A2 shows that Joe Hill is finding his voice and having fun. He even pokes fun in a few places regarding the inevitable comparisons to his illustrious father.

Fast-paced, at times truly horrific and good-humoured, NOS4A2 is highly recommended and having read all of Hill's previous novels this is easily his best yet - hopefully an indication of things to come.

Anthology [Deluxe Book]
Anthology [Deluxe Book]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my Muse, 17 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Anthology [Deluxe Book] (Audio CD)
YOU'VE probably never heard of Throwing Muses and are wondering if you should take a chance on this - trust me, it's money well spent. Started at age 14 by Kristin Hersh (who you *might* know), the Muses were one of the seminal bands of the 80s/90s, and recently reformed.

However, this whole package is amazing, from the first disc containing tracks the band chose themselves, to the second disc full of rare b-sides, the essays, artwork, book and case. It's just a brilliant piece of work.

Fans will already have this (and if not, buy it now) but others should also give it a go because Throwing Muses deserve to be heard by a wider audience.

Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
by Stephen King
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic story-telling from a classic story-teller., 24 April 2000
This review is from: Hearts in Atlantis (Hardcover)
Hearts in Atlantis is slightly strange reading, as it is not really focused on horror or the supernatural, but regular readers will know that this isn't always a theme in King's work. In fact, some of his best work has been away from horror such as The Green Mile, Rita Hayworth..., The Body etc. This won't be for everyone's liking and certainly not those who want to be frightened, but it is brilliantly written, well thought out, and the attention to detail is so startling it is as if you are watching the events unfold rather than reading them. He does what all writers try to do - he makes you forget that you are reading a book. I can pay him no higher compliment than that.

999: The Last Book of Supernatural Horror and Suspense
999: The Last Book of Supernatural Horror and Suspense
by Al Sarrantonio
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Some pretty good stories in here - more please!, 24 April 2000
I bought this book simply on the strength of the fact it contained a previously unpublished Stephen King short story, and I have not been disappointed yet, although I have not yet read ALL the stories - that might take a little while! It is pretty good stuff all the way through from a selection of well known, established writers such as William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist), but it would be a great idea if a similar project could be launched featuring a showcase of unpublished writers with invitations for people to send in their work. I'm sure that would really catch the imagination - not to mention mine. I would certainly welcome it also if the publishers get together to continue 999 in a series of books every so often, featuring similar writers (but always with Stephen King involved). Oh, and call me superstitious if you will, but I will NEVER have this book sitting upside down (it would read 666!)

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