Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Strange Weather

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 snap.A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute ju...

Details Strange Weather

TitleStrange Weather
Release DateOct 24th, 2017
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreHorror, Short Stories, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Novella, Thriller, Audiobook, Adult, Anthologies

Reviews Strange Weather

  • Will Byrnes
    Simple explanations have the disappointing tendency to be the best explanations. Only the rational counterargument was a pile of shit, and I knew it. I just didn’t want to know it. Joe Hill has taken a break between epic horror novels to put together a collection of four novellas under the title Strange Weather. The title seems an afterthought, frankly. Only one of the stories actually incorporates weather that is certifiably strange. But, no m...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    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 quite 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 buildin...
  • Paromjit
    Joe Hill gives us four intelligent short stories of varied length that unsettle, disturb, and horrify. However, none is less than riveting reading, provoke thought and entertain. In Snapshot, a young boy faces his nightmares, the menace of dementia, and the challenge that is the tattooed Phoenician, a thug with a polaroid camera, a camera which snaps and erases memories. Loaded is a story with the capacity to emotionally tear you apart. Its focus...
  • Matthew
    Sometimes it is considered unfair, cliche, or overdone to compare the offspring to the parental unit, but this is my review, and I feel like it, so that's what I'm gonna do!Four Novellas - all of them pretty decent. I enjoyed the way they played out but I think there is one thing that could either be a very positive aspect or a very negative aspect, depending on your preference. (view spoiler)[At least two of the stories basically end with the st...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    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 warni...
  • Char
    Strange Weather is the novel I most anticipated this year and I'm happy to report that it lived up to my high expectations. It consists of four short novels, (Joe Hill dislikes the term novella), and I enjoyed them all! Snapshot is a story about memory and a camera that steals them. Set in the 80's with a teenage boy as the protagonist, this story packed some powerful imagery along with a bit of nostalgia for good measure. Loaded is a tale ab...
  • Sadie Hartmann
    Thank you so much to my local bookstore for giving me an Advanced Reading Copy of this book for an honest review!***NO SPOILER REVIEWThis book is comprised of 4 shorts/novellas (whatever)Snapshot-5 StarsLoaded- 4 StarsAloft- 5 StarsRain- 5 Stars***I think Joe Hill can write his ass off. These short stories were brilliant. Not a lot of people give credit where credit is due concerning shorts/novellas. They're freakin HARD! Everything the author wa...
  • Ellen Gail
    Y'all had better get ready because this was amazing and I'm about to word vomit my thoughts all over the place. Joe Hill seriously has a deal with the devil, because he can do no wrong.Four beautiful and haunting novellas, each dealing in their own way with "strange weather": a rain of crystal needles, flashes of 'lightning' that are missing their thunder, suspiciously shaped clouds, and raging fire tornadoes. Each story stands alone beautifully,...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    "When movie stars grieve in the tragic third act of a love story, they always make mourning look a lot more beautiful than it really is."I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of this collection of short novels by Joe Hill (release date is later in the year). For those interested in a brief synopsis of each story... keep reading. If not, skip ahead! The first story, Snapshot, is about a young boy's encounter with a villain who robs his victim'...
  • Edward Lorn
    2.5 rounded up to 3Strange Weather, by Joe Hill, isn’t quite 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 FIREMA...