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Heart-Shaped Box Aging, self absorbed rock star Judas Coyne has a thing for the macabre his collection includes sketches from infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull from the th century, a used hangman s noose, Aleister Crowley s childhood chessboard, etc so when his assistant tells him about a ghost for sale on an online auction site, he immediately puts in a bid and purchases it The black, heart shaped box that Coyne receives in the mail not only contains the suit of a dead man but also his vengeance obsessed spirit The ghost, it turns out, is the stepfather of a young groupie who committed suicide after theyear old Coyne callously used her up and threw her away Now, determined to kill Coyne and anyone who aids him, the merciless ghost of Craddock McDermott begins his assault on the rocker s sanity With relentlessly good characterization, this debut horror novel by the now firmly established powerhouse of Joe Hill rocks one hell of a good ghost story.I have a thing for stories about aging rockers I don t know what it is They re just so pathetic and glorious and full of redemptive possibilities and gloriousness In this case, he s just built such a gruesome persona over the years and he s pretty much any horror writer s dream rocker You know, like Ozzy, butlike Rob Zombie or a bi With relentlessly good characterization, this debut horror novel by the now firmly established powerhouse of Joe Hill rocks one hell of a good ghost story.I have a thing for stories about aging rockers I don t know what it is They re just so pathetic and glorious and full of redemptive possibilities and gloriousness In this case, he s just built such a gruesome persona over the years and he s pretty much any horror writer s dream rocker You know, like Ozzy, butlike Rob Zombie or a bit like any 70 s glam punker I digress He gets himself in trouble by buying a ghost, but it s mostly a con and the ghost is out to get revenge on him, specifically Throw in a ton of cool reveals and a lot of willpower, realism, and clear headed common sense native ONLY to the purveyors of the macabre, and we ve got a deliciously stewy no nonsense novel focused on getting shit done And all those character reveals did wonders for me I fell in love with these people I think it s fair to say I ll be able to pick up any of Joe s novels from now on and be pretty certain I ll have a great time I m very happy about this I never need to read one of his blurbs again Hi Hello Yes, YOUare you always looking for an original ghost story I would like to put forth Heart Shaped Box as a contender for your consideration Original and just damn cool, this is a must read for fans of the macabre This gritty, ghostly tale had my horror loving heart swooning with how eerie it was Joe Hill is such a fantastic writer He writes with such conviction that you find yourself believing what the narrator is telling you no matter how far fetched it may seem You can dive Hi Hello Yes, YOUare you always looking for an original ghost story I would like to put forth Heart Shaped Box as a contender for your consideration Original and just damn cool, this is a must read for fans of the macabre This gritty, ghostly tale had my horror loving heart swooning with how eerie it was Joe Hill is such a fantastic writer He writes with such conviction that you find yourself believing what the narrator is telling you no matter how far fetched it may seem You can dive right into this one and never look up if you allow yourself This was creative and fast paced and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute So, take a chance, pick it up and be ready for a wild ride When aging, retired rocker Judas Coyne buys a ghost on line, he getsthan he bargained for, as the ghost, which arrives by way of a used suit in a heart shaped box, is no benign spirit I was most reminded of Freddie Krueger, as the hostile ghost sets out to destroy Coyne and all those he holds dear I was not ecstatic early on about the premise, as I believed it was insufficient to sustain a book of this length Although I have read better horror books, this one turned out well enough Wha When aging, retired rocker Judas Coyne buys a ghost on line, he getsthan he bargained for, as the ghost, which arrives by way of a used suit in a heart shaped box, is no benign spirit I was most reminded of Freddie Krueger, as the hostile ghost sets out to destroy Coyne and all those he holds dear I was not ecstatic early on about the premise, as I believed it was insufficient to sustain a book of this length Although I have read better horror books, this one turned out well enough What makes it special though is that Joe Hill just happens to be the son of none other than Stephen King The apple remains in the orchard The guy has talent, and I expect there will be muchproduct in the years to come as he follows in daddy s footsteps Joe HillI read the book back in 2007 Hill hasthan realized his potential since then, establishing himself as one of the premier writers of horror working today EXTRA STUFF Links to the author s personal, Tumblr and FB pagesReviews of other Joe Hill Books The Fireman NOS4A2 20th Century Ghosts The cover of this book promises that you will be haunted and startled, and that the book will even visit you in your dreams Funny, as I read this scary novel, I couldn t help but think back to the time I read The Shining it was storming outside, it was 3AM and I was too afraid to put the book down, and I didn t care if I would end up wetting the bed because there was no way in hell I was going to get up and go to the bathroom Heart Shaped Box also made me think back to other King The cover of this book promises that you will be haunted and startled, and that the book will even visit you in your dreams Funny, as I read this scary novel, I couldn t help but think back to the time I read The Shining it was storming outside, it was 3AM and I was too afraid to put the book down, and I didn t care if I would end up wetting the bed because there was no way in hell I was going to get up and go to the bathroom Heart Shaped Box also made me think back to other King novels that had me ready to piss myself with terror Cujo, Salem s Lot, The Tommyknockers, etc I even thought back to Red Dragon by Harris, the book that I couldn t read unless my boyfriend was there When you re traumatized from what you ve read, you know you ve found a good horror author.Right up to the last page of Heart Shaped Box, I kept waiting for something scary, and when that didn t happen, I kept thinking that horror should be left to the masters, that the reviews about this book were false advertizing, and that the only true horror writer is Stephen King Then I read that the author is King s son Wow, if I were King I d be disappointed in my kid Man, this thing reads like something an 8th grader wrote for his creative writing class First of all, the fact that an ageing rock star buys a ghost on the net isn t even a new idea that the story itself isn t even original, what else have we got here HehIt s not scary, it s TOTALLY BORING, it s predictable oh, let me guess, the depressed ex stripper groupie 20 something goth girl who s sleeping with a 50 year old ex rock star has a secret about her stepdad could it be molestation NO I M SHOCKED WHAT A GENIUS PLOT TWIST , and everything ends all happy, with smiles and rainbows and love and hugs and a few Care Bears, I m sure Oh BLAHHHHHHHHHHHHH I give it one star only for mentioning cool people like Nirvana, Ozzy, and Jackson Browne This book sucks

  • Hardcover
  • 376 pages
  • Heart-Shaped Box
  • Joe Hill
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 0061147931

About the Author: Joe Hill

Joe Hill s debut, Heart Shaped Box, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel His second, Horns, was made into a film freakfest starring Daniel Radcliffe His other novels include NOS4A2, and his 1 New York Times Best Seller, The Fireman which was also the winner of a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Horror Novel.He writes short stories too Some of them were gathered together in his prize winning collection, 20th Century Ghosts.He won the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long running comic book series, Locke Key, co created with illustrator and art wizard Gabriel Rodriguez.He lives in New Hampshire with a corgi named McMurtry after a certain beloved writer of cowboy tales His next book, Strange Weather, a collection of novellas, storms into bookstores in October of 2017.


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