Stephen King In the Tall Grass Audiobooktext
A second time, Stephen King and his son write a four-handed short story. Once again, it is rather successful!
Cal and his sister Becky (who is pregnant) ride along a field, made up of tall grass exceeding 2 meters. They hear a child asking for help because he got lost in it. Gently, they stop and enter the tall grass …
Of course, not everything will turn out as smoothly as expected. Because once in this labyrinth of grass, it is the notions of space that are lost, and even time sometimes. And if we can inevitably find hints of Children of the Corn in the idea of the field hiding an unexpected secret, the news departs from it enough to remain gripping enough, if not really striking. We are typically on a short story written for the purpose of entertaining, and not necessarily to stay in people’s minds. But in her way, she’s pretty good.
Before I talk about the news itself, I’ll tell you about Esquire. Esquire is a men’s magazine straight out of the United States today, but it could very well come from the 60s, those ‘Mad Men’ years as the man is stereotypical and there are so many advertisements. inside. Even articles written by journalists are full of brands, prices; they are no longer articles but advertisements in the midst of other advertisements.
Under humorous covers, the man must, according to Esquire, look like the big cliché of the solid, strong and handsome man. Well dressed in all circumstances, who knows about DIY and mechanics. Stephen King In the Tall Grass Audiobook.
Anyway, I’m not going to subscribe to it anyway, I just bought it to read the two-part short story about Stephen King and his son Joe Hill.
The news itself now. My opinion is surely biased from the start because of the container; a magazine for men which presents the original work of the two authors as being a story “for men” (textually: “For men”). I didn’t particularly understand why the story was written more for men, but that’s probably the magazine’s only selling point since it has existed so you have to understand too.
The story in itself is therefore not really essential to read, a kind of mixture of Shining for its killer labyrinth and the family that looks like two drops of water in Torrance, and a poor short story of Lovecraft.
The King‘s talent is there but doesn’t really work here, and his duet with Joe Hill doesn’t spark as much as in their Matheson tribute short story “Throttle”.
We see the main lines of the story coming far too soon to be able to be surprised by the moments that are supposed to freeze our blood. Finally I have the impression that the authors knew for what type of readers they were writing (and how can we blame them when you have an issue of Esquire in your hands?) And we set the bar much lower than usual. . Too bad.
But the news is entertaining and should have been published in a print or digital collection rather than a shoddy journal. I say that, yes, I say it.