Twittering from the Circus of the Dead

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  • Title: Twittering from the Circus of the Dead
  • Author: Joe Hill
  • ISBN: 9780062293466
  • Page: 217
  • Format: ebook
  • Come one, come all The show s about to begin Step right up for the Circus of the Dead where YOU are the concessions CircusoftheDead

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    1. This short story is for my GR friends who like horror in general, and Joe Hill in particular. It's free online at Nightmare magazine. It was written in 2010 (maybe that explains why Hill uses "twittering" rather than "tweeting"?) but was just reprinted in the magazine's May 2016 issue. One of my co-reviewers at Fantasy Literature stumbled onto a link to it on Twitter, lol. I'm not into Twitter (I don't need any more electronic time-sucks in my life) or the horror genre, but this is kind of a fun [...]

    2. Let's get something straight, if I have any friend who I'm following, and they decide to tweet like she did, meaning almost every fucking minute, I'd either mute or unfollow that person. That is not how you use Twitter, neither should you keep us updated on Facebook by posting a useless status every hour.Joe Hill did something new with this short story. He changed the format and made the whole novella into a twitter feed, and the execution wasn't that bad. The problem would be that the novella w [...]

    3. This whole short story is made up by tweets as you probably have understood. The young woman is (I thought it was a boy at first until the tweets made me realize that I was mistaken, in my defense, Blake is a masculine name in my opinion…) on a trip with her family and she isn't pleased and her tweets reveal just how unhappy she is. It was quite fun reading the tweets and waiting for the penny to drop for the young woman and her family that the circus perhaps is for real?

    4. A teenage girl shares her family vacation via twitter. What starts off as a typical roadtrip turns into a nightmare as they come across "The Circus of the Dead".This was a super quick read. In about 15-20 minutes Joe Hill gives you what I'd call a modern campfire tale. I couldn't help imagining it as though it were an TV episode of one of my childhood favourites "Are You Afraid of the Dark". While the idea of using twitter as a modern template for a teenage girl was pretty dead on the mark it se [...]

    5. @TWITTERING It was just a family road trip to Colorado for snowboarding and skiing.8:47 PM - 6 Aug 13@TWITTERING The trip home turns disastrous when they stumble upon the #CircusoftheDead8:51 PM - 6 Aug 13@TWITTERING Stopping and taking a break sounds like a plan. Might as well take in some entertainment.8:54 PM - 6 Aug 13@TWITTERING The special effects are amazing but something is definitely off.8:56 PM - 6 Aug 13@TWITTERING Nobody takes it seriously. Those aren't real zombies after all. Zombie [...]

    6. This short story is told via the tweets of a teenage girl.I don't tweet, so when I discovered that this was to be the format of the story, I was not impressed.However, as I continued to read, the story reeled me in. A family is traveling towards home, coming back from vacation, when they see a sign for the Circus of the Dead. Who could let such an opportunity pass by? The family attends this circus which is startlingly realistic. Maybe TOO realistic. I loved the originality of this story which c [...]

    7. This is a story made of Tweets! A young lady, obviously obsessed with Twitter, tweets us all the way through a family trip that ends berserk—quite a ride for a quick-read. It took me like 20 minutes to finish reading!I recommended this for people looking for a short suspense.

    8. Great short story in the format of reading Tweets from a high-school aged girl that is full of your typical teen-angst and is driving across the country with her parents and younger brother. Along the way, they stop at the Circus of the Dead in the middle-of-nowhere Utah. The circus uses realistic zombie characters chasing what appears to be actors pretending to be victims. HmmI'm sure you can see where this is going. I didn't think I'd like the format of a story being told by Tweets. But, it ac [...]

    9. This story was way too short and underdeveloped. The Twitter-type writing style was annoying. Original, but annoying. After the brilliantly written NOS4A2 this was disappointment from Hill. I want my 99 cents back.

    10. Mini Review:This is a short one at 53 pages. Hill tells the entire story about a dysfunctional family's vacation through a series of tweets. It's not going to knock anyone's socks off but it's certainly original.A fun experiment.

    11. I'd give this 3.5 if I could. The story is clever and chilling, and God knows that I've used social media to ignore boring situations from time to time. It's a little short, but that's not exactly a surprise. My only real issue is that Hill didn't quite nail the voice of a teenage girl using social media. That one's a tough sell though and would probably be impossible to read through, so A for effort.

    12. Cool little horror story told through the tweets of the protagonist. Cool these Joe Hill short stories.

    13. This is a tweeted account of a family vacation by a less-than-impressed teen-aged girl. The vacation takes a nightmarish turn when the family wanders off of their scheduled path and decides to stop for a break to see a show at the Circus of the Dead.4 STARS

    14. This was a fairly good story that was way too short. The Twitter-type writing style was annoying, at best

    15. Damn you, Joe Hill! Thanks for writing something so insanely creepy that I'm going to need a Valium to sleep tonight. But also, thank you, Joe Hill for as dark, funny, and highly original short story.The story is written to read like a teenage girl's Twitter timeline which goes from your typical "I hate everything" to "Oh my god, they're eating everyone."This is as delicious blend of splatter and bizarre and it is so very, very tasty.

    16. Kindle Single (so, a short story) composed entirely of Tweets from a young woman on a family vacation from hell. But is "twittering" correct? I've only heard "tweeting". Anyway, I love any sort of epistolary story, so I liked this, perhaps more than the general public might (especially since it's a bit graphic at points).

    17. This is a really FUN short story from the master himself Joe Hill. The story has a excellent build up that leads to a circus full of the undead. It's a very quick but still had a thrilling ending that will leave you wanting more. (in a good way.)

    18. I was very curious as to whether or not a horror story could be effectively told via "twittering." If TWITTERING FROM THE CIRCUS OF THE DEAD is any indication, then probably not. Joe Hill's "story" contains a few clever touches, but overall it's just a big mushy pile of "meh."

    19. I read this when it appeared as part of The New Dead anthology a few years ago. The whole story is told in tweets by a teenaged girl suffering from boredom on a family trip -- until they stop at a roadside circus and things become tragically less boring. Very, very clever story construction.

    20. This was quick read. Hill gets behind the wheel and leads us to the Circus of the Dead - use whatever social media to escape the terror

    21. A creepy little short tale by Joe Hill told all through tweets. It definitely creeped me out. I've stopped at plenty of weird roadside attractions in my day.

    22. 3.5 stars. Creepy, but less so because there is a bit of a remove from the story due to its being told entirely via tweets.

    23. So, for everybody ignorant as me: This story is fully written in twitter-posts! %)It is a short novel, you'll read it in like half an hour.And you stick to it, as you stick to long to your PCscreen although you actually wanted to do an important thing.It is written from the prespective of an annoyed teenage girl on some family vacation.She bothers her parents by constantly communicate via this social network.This keeps us as readers updeated, but seems to be the small crunchpoint of incredibilit [...]

    24. While the premise might seem interesting, I found the execution clumsy. Taking into account the limitations at building both a coherent narrative and interesting characters by using just tweets, I still found the story just dull.Attempts at building tension or atmosphere just did not work for me. The only thing I found interesting was the pseudo critique of newer generations being so invested in staying connected at all times, at the point of still tweeting on the face of death.Good as a novelty [...]

    25. This was a short story written in a very original Twitter-like format. At the beginning I was a bit annoyed by it, but it took me no time to get used to it.The story is quite short, I read it while being in class and it took me between 15~25 minutes, so I don't think it's really possible to write a good review of "Twittering from the Circus of the Dead."I'll just say I wasn't really surprised about what was going on, and I found the ending pretty obvious- but I really enjoyed the story! Even if [...]

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