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Plein Gaz (2014)

by Joe Hill(Favorite Author)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 3
JC Lattès
review 1: When I was growing up, Stephen King was my favorite author. Now, his son is my fave. So, seeing them paired up is a real treat. Throttle is a gritty, rough road story. My favorite part of reading it was trying to pick out which lines were written by which members of this father and son team, King and Hill. You'll see a lot of Joe Hill's poignant metaphors and Stephen King's tight description. It's also impressive how many characters they effectively introduce in so few pages. The semi truck itself becomes a character, one you'll be able to hear, smell, and see - hopefully not in your rearview mirror.
review 2: Throttle is a novella you can get as a Kindle single, written by father and son duo; Stephen King and Joe Hill. They did it as a homage to the short stor
... morey Duel by Richard Matheson. Duel was made into a movie in 1971 by a unknown director at the time named Stephen Spielberg. The concept was also done up in The Benediction, a short movie in a set of four for the theatre release named Nightmares. So why do it up again? Because a good story needs repeating. And Throttle is a good addition to the mad trucker horror genre. This time, in King and Hill's novella, the victims of the mad trucker is a biker gang called The Tribe. Vince, his son Race, Lemmy and the rest of the Tribe are fresh off a busted meth deal. The stop at a diner north of Show Low in Arizona and talk about what their next move is going to be. The meth deal had gone bloody and Race wants to head into Show Low to find the money they had lost. Vince feels that its no use and doesn't want to. But its not really the money that is ripping at these two and their arguments are driving the Tribe apart. They realize they had been talking loudly when a truck near them starts up and drives away. Vince is concerned about how much the driver heard. Race just wants his money. On the road to Show Low, the Truck finds them and begins to go after the Tribe. There is some very cool artwork and the Kindle single has the feel of a graphic novel. It moves fast and the tension is strong. Throttle wraps up neatly in the end. A very good quick read. less
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The lousy 'twist' ending cost it a star.
Good quick read, but not great
Good story inspired by Duel.
Great, quick read.
Awesome !
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