For those who may not know, Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King, my favorite author. 20th Century Ghosts is a collection of Hill’s short stories. While Hill follows in his father’s footsteps and writes mostly horror, the book includes a handful of non-horror tales.

I first came across Hill back in 2013, when I read his novels Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box, followed by NOS4A2. I delayed reading this collection then, but when I saw a review of 20th Century Ghosts on a book blogger’s site a few weeks ago I decided to give it a whirl. Short story collections in general are slower reads for me because it takes me a while to settle into a new voice as each story begins.