Wolverton Station (2014) Saunders, an American businessman who earned his fortune razing mom-and-pop stores to make way for a giant coffee chain, is taking a train from London… 2014-01-07 Fiction William Morrow
Book Review

Wolverton Station (2014)

WOLVERTON STATION Joe Hill
WOLVERTON STATION Joe Hill
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 07, 2014; Writer: Joe Hill; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: William Morrow

Saunders, an American businessman who earned his fortune razing mom-and-pop stores to make way for a giant coffee chain, is taking a train from London to Liverpool when he's joined in first class by a talking, trenchcoat-wearing wolfman. Other menacing canine bipeds climb aboard, and a grisly scene ensues by the time the train pulls into its destination. The allegorical aspect of the story is a little heavy — think literal Wolves of Wall Street — but it's an e-book equivalent of watching a good episode of Tales From the Darkside. WHY E-ONLY Like a Twilight Zone episode or a campfire tale, this dark little nugget of a story from Stephen King's elder son lasts just long enough to give you a quick scare and a laugh before it bites you in the end. Not bad for 99 cents. B+

Originally posted Mar 19, 2014 Published in issue #1304 Mar 28, 2014 Order article reprints