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This short story was originally published in Joe Hill's collection 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS.
ebook, 336 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published October 16th 2007)
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Andrew Lennon
Jan 31, 2015 Andrew Lennon rated it really liked it
Ugh that was so frustrating! That story was really good! I mean really good!!! I was quite happily just reading away and then I was like, woah! What the hell just happened? It completely took me by surprise and drew me straight in. It's only a short story, about twenty pages long. But I was flying through it! I needed to know what happened! I needed to find out how it was going to end!

Then it just stopped. No answers, no real ending, it just sort of stopped. I feel used. I feel teased. This isn'
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Сибин Майналовски
Ама наистина взе да ми писва от недовършени работи...
Maree Backhouse
Oct 07, 2016 Maree Backhouse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow

This short story didn't end up anywhere near where I thought it would. I was suckered in so quickly. I loved it. What a talent Joe Hill is!
Jonathan Echevarria
Sep 25, 2014 Jonathan Echevarria rated it really liked it
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The main protagonist in this novella is a average man named Wyatt who lives his life as a bit of a social outcast who never really achieved his dreams. He is very much of a everyday kind of guy who works at a video rental store. (Remember those? I sure do. I miss them.) His co-workers treat him coldly, most of his employers looks down upon him, he has a reading disability that he is ashamed of, and he is very out of shape. Wyatt is likable and sympathetic enough that when he encounters something ...more
Dione Basseri
I sort of expected this story to continue beyond where it actually ends. It seems the author has set up the logical twist ending, and then left it off.

A short-tempered young man comes across the car of an old classmate on the side of the road. Inside is the woman and her two children, and one of the children is bleeding to death. And she's holding the knife. She claims it was wrested from the attacker, but nothing feels right about the scene.

Not bad. I wasn't really drawn to it (maybe I would ha
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Beth Roberts
Sep 16, 2016 Beth Roberts rated it it was amazing
This is one of those stories I needed to be a little longer. I'm not sure how this was going to end. He was being set up for the perfect fall and I really hope he made it out.
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Joe Hill's debut, Heart-Shaped Box, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His second, Horns, was made into a film freakfest starring Daniel Radcliffe. His other novels include NOS4A2, and his #1 New York Times Best-Seller, The Fireman... which was also the winner of a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Horror Novel.

He also writes short stories. Some of them were gathered together i
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