I hate comparing Joe Hill to his father, but 'Loaded' felt like vintage King — the King of Cujo and Apt Pupil — set in the modern era. A novella about gun violence and racial profiling in America, I was on edge from the start and terrified shortly thereafter. The ending made me actually scream, and cry a little. DAMN.
Even if the last two stories in this collection don't live up to 'Loaded,' this release will still get a high rating from me.