BOOK REVIEW: IN THE TALL GRASS BY STEPHEN KING & JOE HILL

IN THE TALL GRASS

GENERAL INFORMATION

TITLE: IN THE TALL GRASS

AUTHOR: STEPHEN KING & JOE HILL

PAGES: 62

PUBLISHER: GOLLANCZ

YEAR: 2012

GENRE: HORROR FICTION

COVER TYPE: E-BOOK

www.amazon.co.uk/In-the-Tall-Grass-ebook/dp/B009K2AJB4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1357980981&sr=1-1

www.stephenking.com

BLURB FROM THE COVER

This is a terrifying new short story from authors Stephen King and Joe Hill, brought to you as an eBook original by sister publishers Orion and Hodder & Stoughton.

As USA TODAY said of Stephen King’s MILE 81: ‘Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?’ IN THE TALL GRASS begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are growing more and more desperate.

What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

This eBook original also contains exclusive extracts from the eagerly anticipated novels NOS4R2 by Joe Hill, and DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King…

REVIEW

This is the only e-book I’ve bought for my Kobo so far. It cost me £0.99. Co-wrote by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill.

The premise of In the Tall Grass is very interesting. A pregnant young woman and her brother are driving along a road in Kansas with the windows open. They hear a child’s voice crying ‘help me’ and decide to investigate.

I bet you can get what happens next?

Queue bad shit, death, chaos and carnage.

This doesn’t happen right away. King and Hill build the tension until it becomes unbearable. You know the bad shit is on the way but you have no idea when it’s going to jump out and bite you in the face.

The brother and sister wander in the tall grass for what seems like hours. They find a woman and her son but somehow lose them. They can see each other. It doesn’t matter how far they run in either direction they never reach each other. WTF?

Add to this already creepy set of events, a psychopath and a premature labour and you’ve got a recipe for scary shit.

I thought In the Tall Grass was great.

I loved the first chapter of King’s Doctor Sleep and Hill’s NOS4R2.

Doctor Sleep is the sequel to The Shining. This e-book included the prologue. It filled in some gaps between The Shining and the events of Doctor Sleep. I was very impressed.

NOS4R2 was great as well. This e-book included the prologue. A nurse is changing a bag of blood in a hospital ward for a comatose old man who was a notorious child killer. The man grabs her wrist and tells the nurse her son is designed to be his victim. The nurse drops the blood and screams for help. Help comes and the old man is mysteriously comatose again. I think I’ll buy this as well.

THE OPENING LINE

He wanted quiet for a while instead of the radio, so you could say what happened was his fault…

FINAL THOUGHTS

In the Tall Grass is creepy as hell. I got actual shivers. That hasn’t happened in a long time.

The bonus chapters from King and Hill’s new novel were great. I’ve already pre-ordered King’s Doctor Sleep. I just might need to pre-order Hill’s NOS4R2 as well.

RATING

4 STAR RATING

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