Review: In the Tall Grass

In the Tall Grass
In the Tall Grass by Stephen King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I missed this one when it was published in Esquire magazine but made sure to get it when it came out for ebook. Just about the length of a short novella, “In the Tall Grass” brings you everything you might expect from Stephen King, the undisputed master of contemporary horror and his son, Joe Hill. The tale is simple, disconcerting and… eventually pretty damn messed up. Part of it had me cringing. But it’s a great, very quick read so I recommend it.
A bonus to the ebook edition was a little preview action in the back of the book. First of King’s “Dr. Sleep” which is a sequel to this little book you might have heard of from a few years back called “THE SHINING.” If the preview is any indication, “Dr. Sleep” will bring the thrills and chills you crave when it hits in September of 2013. The preview of Hill’s “NOS4A2” is, in his characteristic style, dripping with a real nastiness and after the brief introduction to the bad guy, it certainly seems likely that it will ruin any plans you have for spring cleaning when it hits the shelves in April of 2013.
My only complaint about this book is how long it will be before the two books previewed will be out and ready for… uh… consumption.

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