April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Wolverton Station by Joe Hill
Title: Wolverton Station
Author: Joe Hill
Author Website: joehillfiction.com
Twitter: @joe_hill, @HarperCollins
Available: January 7, 2014
Rating: 3/5 stars
A quick tale from Joe Hill, Wolverton Station doesn't take much time to throw us into the meat of the story. Saunders, who works for a Starbucks-esque coffee house chain, is in England to open the latest international branch. Not a particularly nice person, Saunders thinks very highly of himself and his ability to turn a profit, regardless of the consequences to those around him. While taking the train to his next destination, Saunders is surprised to discover a wolf has boarded the train at the last stop. Not just any wolf, mind you, but a businesswolf. And what exactly does a businesswolf eat?
Not one of Hill's best, he still injects his unique style of creepiness into the story. I'd recommend it for hardcore Hill fans, but if he's not your cup of tea, this will be an easy pass for you.