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Strange Weather by Joe Hill
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bookshelves: short-stories, supernatural, dark-fiction, horror

This book turned out to be an okay read. I had a lot of expectation from this one, mostly because I had heard a lot about Joe Hill's writing but also because he is one of the offsprings of my favourite writer. Overall, I liked the concepts of the stories, but what I did not like was the way they started to feel "lost" after a good beginning. The writing was good, no doubt, but the narration seemed to have faltered a lot as the story reached a certain point and then it went downhill from there at a fast speed.

Snapshot - 3/5 - Being a king fan, I felt this was very much like his works. I liked this story, but do feel that the ending was a slog. Hill could have totally ended the story 10-20 pages before and it would have been a great read rather than having over-stretched it.

Loaded - 1/5 - I read the first 2 pages and I left it there itself. I didn't find the writing very appealing in this one nor did the story made any sense to me (I mean it is a short story, it has to make some sense in the first 2 pages, right?!) So... DNF

Aloft - 4/5 - A very good story. I loved the backstory more than anything else but overall, I really enjoyed this one. This book was a big relief and felt like a glass of chilled water in the desert heat as after such average stories, it was good to read something Hill is famous for - his unique imagination and style.

Rain - 3/5 - I really liked the beginning of this story and thought that this one would be my favourite one from this collection but towards the end, it started to feel like a burden and I was not sure where was it even headed to (something that I felt in the first story, Snapshot, too.)

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Reading Progress

November 18, 2017 – Shelved
November 18, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
October 5, 2018 – Started Reading
October 16, 2018 –
page 320
71.43%
October 21, 2018 –
page 403
89.96%
October 31, 2018 – Finished Reading
February 18, 2019 – Shelved as: short-stories
February 18, 2019 – Shelved as: supernatural
February 18, 2019 – Shelved as: dark-fiction
February 18, 2019 – Shelved as: horror

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