08 January 2013

Review: In The Tall Grass by Stephen King & Joe Hill

In The Tall Grass by Stephen King & Joe Hill book cover
In The Tall Grass is a novella written by Stephen King and his son - an author in his own right - Joe Hill.

A brother and sister driving in their car through Kansas with their windows down, pull over after hearing a child's plea for help coming from a grassy field by the side of the road.

They enter the field in search of the child and find the grass is taller than they are. The grass is disorientating, and they quickly become separated from each other and lost. Learning there are others in the grass with them and something bigger is at play here, fear and panic set in.

There are supernatural and horror themes within this e-book and in my opinion the author collaboration between father and son has worked effortlessly here. I do hope to see more titles by the two of them together in the future; I think it's a winning combination!

At the end of the novella were two sneak previews of the individual author's new works which was a major bonus. Doctor Sleep is Stephen King's sequel to the successful novel The Shining and Joe Hill's NOS4R2 which is due to be published 30 April 2013.

My rating = ***

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