|By (author):||Hill, Joe|
|Subject:||FICTION / Horror|
|FICTION / Short Stories (single author)|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Supernatural|
|Size:||7.50in x 4.18in x 1.08in|
|From The Publisher*|
Joe Hill's award-winning story collection, originally published as 20th Century Ghosts, featuring "The Black Phone," soon to be a major motion picture from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions
Jack Finney is thirteen, alone, and in desperate trouble. For two years now, someone has been stalking the boys of Galesberg, stealing them away, never to be seen again. And now, Finney finds himself in danger of joining them: locked in a psychopath's basement, a place stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children.
With him in his subterranean cell is an antique phone, long since disconnected . . . but it rings at night anyway, with calls from the killer's previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to Finney.
"The Black Phone" is one of fifteen stories in Joe Hill's first story collection, originally published as 20th Century Ghosts-the inventive and chilling compendium that established this award-winning, critically acclaimed, and bestselling author as "a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction" (Washington Post).
|Review Quote*||"Hill's best stories veer away from the well-trodden creep shows and back alleys of genre writing into more dangerous territory: suburban basements, ball fields and schoolyards."|
|Review Quote*||"[An] inventive collection . . . brave and astute."|
|Review Quote*||"Fully developed characters with complex emotional lives enhance the 14 stories in Joe Hill's extraordinary collection,20th Century Ghosts. There's not a false note or disappointing effort in this volume."|
|Review Quote*||"The collection of short stories ranges from creepy to sweet, with an impressive arsenal of tactics to attack your psyche."|
|Review Quote*||"20th Century Ghosts is Hill's first collection of short stories and displays consummate skill in a variety of genres . . . Amusing, moving, horrifying-Ghosts runs the full spectrum."|
|Review Quote*||"Alternately sad, scary, strange and at times even sweet, these tales will haunt you long after you've read them."|
|Review Quote*||"[A] lovely, earnest collection of short fiction."|
|Review Quote*||"[O]ne of the best [horror] collections of the year. Hill is a relative newcomer who consistently creates creepy, very disturbing stories."|
|Review Quote*||"Each tale is unique, and the collection proves that Hill's talent is not limited to horror, but extends well into the mainstream."|