Thumbprint: A Story

Thumbprint: A Story

by Joe Hill

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In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass,” one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.

A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in “Faun.” A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in “Late Returns.” In “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” soon to be an episode on Shudder TV’s Creepshow, two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water’s edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality . . . and other horrors that lurk in the water’s shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in “Throttle,” co-written with Stephen King.

Replete with shocking chillers, including two previously unpublished stories written expressly for this volume (“Mums” and “Late Returns”) and another appearing in print for the first time (“Dark Carousel”), Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062252531
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 153,908
File size: 575 KB

About the Author

Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Fireman; NOS4A2; Horns, which was made into a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe; Heart-Shaped Box, which won the Bram Stoker Award and the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel; and the prizewinning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner Award–winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key. He lives in New Hampshire. 

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Thumbprint: A Story 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Women and men do things they regret.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth reading
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for a short story, has a very interesting ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story in and of itself is engaging. The ending, while not theworst ending ever, did tend to leave me with two trains of thought; the story should have been much longer or the ending should have been different. I am pretty sure I followed the gist of the story, it just left me wanting more. I actually did turn the page back because I wasn't sure if I had really reached the ending. This is a story that really requires the readertobeof a specific type. You will love it or hate it. I wish I could really be more detailed but anything else would give the story away. It's worth reading once if you are a Joe Hill fan,
GriffsPal More than 1 year ago
Thumbprint's main character is intriguing. Her actions reveal that her backstory may be more twisted than this short has space to relate. Joe Hill does like to leave his readers to imagine the worse.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Thumbprint" was good for a short story, but really really excited for Mr. Hill's new book. Finally, a return to vampire fiction that isn't sparkly and romantic.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Joe Hill's "20th Century Ghosts" and this story fits his pattern. It hints at the supernatural, but is actually entirely believeable in today's world. I hope he writes enough short stories for another collection soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like his other stories but at the end (all 27 pages of it) i felt like it wasnt yis best. I was sort of bored. The preview of his new book was better.
dvwqhp More than 1 year ago
Why only release on the nook??? Those of us who prefer real books can't enjoy these products. Only rated below average because of frustration regarding availability. Obviously can't read the book because I have a Kindle Not a Nook. Love the other books written by this author.