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Joe Hill å 0 Readcharacters memorable I just felt I was leftwanting Nothing to write home about somewhat spoilery BecausebeerGail s mom has a so she wants the loud girls of her s out of the house Gail heads down to the lake near their home and meets Christmas With A Hero up with her buddies Joel and his brother They realize that the large rock they have been playing on is not really a rockThere have been mumblings around their town about a monster that lives in the lake An American version of the famous monster Gail and Joel are going to be famous They bet their pictures will get in the paper They bet they will become rich I knowI did not spoil anything But to be on the safe side I posted the warning Becausewhiners I m highlighting my friend Richard reviles censorship s review because it makes me smile every day that he is back on the internet withs OK First things first when I read the title of this story I can t help but think of By the Shores of Silver Lake Both have a precocious young girl with sisters as a narrator And a lake with silver water supposedly And if I remember correctly a friend who is a boy that is also kind of a boyfriend but not really a BOYFRIEND but in the Little House series maybe that comes later It s been about coughcoughmumble years since I read the Little House seriesWhat the Little House series DOESN T have is a rotting amphibious dinosaur corpse hidden in the mist by the water s edge Which clearly makes Silver Water here the winner over Silver Lake if you ask me I mean I know you didn t but if you had That s what I would answer Just sayin One of the things that I love about Joe Hill s writing is the way that his stories have this ethereal otherness right there in the middle of the everyday I also like the sense that it exists in its own time It could really be any time in the 20th or 21st century We have a little girl I mean a robot with teakettles for fee. Ead plesiosaur the size of a two ton truck washed p on the sand With the fog swirling about them they make their plans fight to defend their disc. ,
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London and friend Joel arrel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the of summer when they make the find of the century a dead "plesiosaur the size of a two ton truck washed p on the sand With the fog swirling "the size of a two ton truck washed p on the sand With the fog swirling them they make their plans fight to defend their discovery and face for the first time the enormity of mortality itself all A Ta Place unaware of what else might be out there in the silver water of Lake ChamplainMy Review Childhood s end Abusive andor neglectful adults versus damaged children A completelynexpected and seemingly impossible discovery sets each against all and no one comes out Mortal Sin unchangedSound familiar It should It s an evergreen plot for a reason It explores no new territory mostly because it doesn t need to This iteration of the evergreen is told in the voice and from the viewpoint of three kids trapped in a world of hungover parents Their mutual discovery of the dinosaur apparently dead causes little Gail to look inside for what she wants to have in this life What she decides has a poignance that Hill reveals but doesn t linger over Not for nothing is Hill the son of novelistsThirty well spent minutes This work is licensednder a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License I really liked this short story but it was to short this would had been a great beginning for a real novel instead it ended when it just started to get interestingI would have loved to have Gail return as an adult searching for closure to the traumatic experience she had at the lakeReview also posted on And Now for Something Completely Different and It s a Mad Mad World This is a nostalgic tale of childhood including parents siblings fantasies friendship and play in very few pages The lines between fantasy and reality are fuzzy as they are when you re little It s childhood s last day though with the discovery of a dead dinosaur on the shore of the lake The shortest coming of age tale I ve ever read Gail irritates her hung over mother by playing a robot When she is sent out of the house together with her three sisters they go to the beach to play There they find a mysterious carcass of a strange creature Is it a dinosaur Then some of the kids are missing The st. Little Gail London and her friend Joel arrel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the end of summer when they make the find of the century a .Gail London and her friend Joel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the
T who is sent out of the house by her harried and hungover mother and who climbs onto a boulder to play with her friend Joel only to later realize that the boulder is the mid section of the aforementioned dinocorpse They ve heard stories of the monster that was hit by a boat and heard stories of a reward for anyone that brings the creature back so they are convinced that they ll be heroes for having discovered it I love the duality of this story how you can interpret it as a little girl playing pretend and her close friend playing along because that s what they do or you can interpret it as literally true that there s a dead creature washed p on the beach You can choose to believe that the imagination of these little kids ran away with them but there are nanswered estions if you go the They must be making it Aquinass Way to God up route I also love the adultness of this story It s narrated by a little girl so she doesn testion things in the way an adult would but just accepts things as she believes them to be true Like where did her friend REALLY get his black eye Playing pretend for real or maybe Dad got a little rough The girl appreciates her friends adult voice which to me sounds a little too much like a "Domineering Male Voice And "male voice and me that he s got a role model in that regard at the very least The end of the story is rather abrupt as lots of Joe Hill stories are and we re left with a sense of loss of friendship of childhood of freedom perhaps and trust for sure Because parents never believe in the Bijoux en origami unbelievable do they They may humor you if it s dark and scary and they re tired and just want to checknder the bed ONE LAST TIME so everyone can just go to sleep already but in the light of day when it comes to a 16 foot long creature Maybe not so much 35 stars rounded The Hokku or Epigram Versus of Basho upA good tale that brought two ten year old friends to an amazing discovery Emotionally potent I felt that the novella hadite a lot of promise but could have Prison Ramen used some extra details to beefp the story The ending packed ite a punch but could have benefited from additional facts regarding the liveshomesfamilies of the main characters Some kids find a washed p dinosaur but their plans for fame and fortune are for naught Predictable but well written Don t mess with Champ kiddies. Overy and face for the first time the enormity of mortality itself all Fearful Symmetry unaware of what else might be out there in the silver water of Lake Champla.