In the Tall Grass

By Stephen King

In the Tall Grass - Stephen King
  • Release Date: 2012-10-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 577 Ratings


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Mile 81 meets “N.” in this novella collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill.

As USA TODAY said of Stephen King’s Mile 81: “Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?” In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.


  • Nice quick romp in the grass with Mr K

    By rdhcschultz
    Engagingly kept me guessing
  • Fantastic short read

    By meh230
    Gave me goosebumps
  • Good

    By Baylovesthatspecialsomeone123
    It was good but wish there was more to it maybe.
  • Help! Help!

    By Campfire Ghosts
    This story is crazy! I felt like Stephen and Joe were both just coming up with the craziest things back and forth. Which made for an entertaining book.
  • Don’t waste your $

    By Mr. Furleys Scarf
    Why did King even bother?
  • 5 Stars for another SK Twister!!!!

    By lady420
    The story by page may be short, however it goes a very long way. Twist and turns around every "blade of grass". The undercurrent of the story is reminiscent of "Under the Dome" but being under a Dome may be a better fate than what lies ahead for the characters in this short story. As all King fans have come to love and enjoy, innocence quickly turns to confusion, far out experiences and inevitably, (without disappointment) blood begins to drip from the page.
  • Do you love?

    By TMac10000
    What a waste. Same story, different location. Read The Raft and just substitute field of grass for the oil slick looking thing. King has done this story too many times.
  • Disgusting

    By Amynreyes
    I just want to caveat by saying I have enjoyed Joe Hills work in the past but this book was disgusting. There could have been a warning that the content was beyond disturbing. Wish I never spent my money on this garbage. This short story does nothing to explain anything in the plot behind the black rock. It does however go out of its way to broach the most disturbing scene I have ever read in my life! As a mother this was beyond appalling. Do not read this, it is garbage. It made me want to vomit, literally. You are a sick sick person to write this.
  • In the tall grass

    By Jimokeys
    More Stephen King fun. Short, sweet and spooky.
  • Gave me the willies

    By Chrashtopher
    Nasty piece of work. I appreciate that from time to time.