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An alternate cover edition can be found hereJoe Hill's critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Bram Stoker Award winning debut chiller Heart Shaped Box heralded the arrival of new royalty onto the dark fantasy Joe Hill has the story telling gift and his terrific sopho effort catapults him onto my “authors to watch” list I had some heated internal debates regarding what final rating to tag this with as I vacillated between 5 4 and 3 stars depending on where I was in the book eventually settling on a very strong 4 I don’t think this ratings uandary necessarily reflects uneven levels of uality in Hill’s execution Rather I think the back and forth resulted from the subtlety and complexity of the story Hill was telling which caught me a bit off guard You know how some works you go into knowing that you need to be focused and mindful of parsing sentences for hidden nuggets of meaning while other stories you can come to far passively and just sit back and let them entertain you Well I think I came to this story expecting the latter and thus was not as “active” in my reading when confronted with some of the depth that Hill brought to this story I’m not saying this is Joyce and thank goodness for that but Hill shows some surprising chops for digging into the underbelly of who we are PLOT SUMMARY Horns is broken up into 50 chapters five main segments of 10 chapters each Chapter’s 1 10 HellThese opening chapters were a lot of fun and sported some wonderful dialogue and monologue as Ig the main character wakes up with a massive hangover and discovers much to his “what manner of fuckery is this” surprise that he has horns In addition to the hat handicapping appendages Ig uickly discovers that he is able to provoke people into spilling their darkest secrets and into acting on their darkest desires As Ig is struggling to come to grips with his new reality we also learn that his life has been a deep dark place for many years following the brutal rape and murder of his girlfriend Everyone including Ig’s family believes he is guilty of the crime though he was never tried for it I was at an awe laden FIVE STARS for pure surface enjoyment and snappy dialogue and this section ends with a big reveal regarding the murder of Ig's girlfriend Merrin WilliamsChapter’s 11 20 CherryThis second section of the book was the slowest part of the novel and the one I enjoyed the least In it Ig recalls his childhood and his early interaction with the main players of the story Merrin Williams Lee Tourneau and Ig's brother Terry Perrish I found this section to be a serious downshifting to the pace established in Part I and I noticed that my attention began to drift However as I mentioned above I think I may not have given Hill enough credit for under the surface meaning here In hindsight given how the story ended this section provides some critical information that is essential to the eventual resolution and probably deserved a better effort from me while I was reading it As it is I had this labeled at 30 stars Chapter’s 21 30 Fire SermonRamping right back up into 45 star territory this segment details the day of Merrin’s murder and had me fascinated and glued to the page I don’t want to spoil this by saying any but Hill shows a tremendous gift for exploring the dark in this segment He must have had a very good teacher Chapter’s 31 40 Fixe

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Horns author Joe HiScene With Horns he polishes his well deserved crown A twisted terrifying new novel of psychological and supernatural suspense Horns is a devilishly original triumph for the Ray Bradbury Fellowship recipient whose stor Ignatius Perrish's longtime girlfriend was murdered and the whole town thinks he did it but he's walking free because the evidence was destroyed After an all night bender he wakes up with horns sticking out of his head that allow him to hear the thoughts of others When he learns the identity of Merrin's killer things start spiraling out of controlFirst off the good points Joe Hill's writing is a throwback to his father's early days back when people had the guts to edit him and his still wrote like the bastard son of John D McDonald and Richard Matheson He paints an accurate picture of small town life and what it's like to lose the most important person in the world to you Also I found the sociopathic villain of the piece to be uite hate worthy and couldn't wait for Ig to settle his account permanentlyAnd now the rest I don't know if it was the case of wrong book wrong time for me but I felt like the book didn't know what it was trying to be Is it a revenge story? Is it about how death can devastate a small town? I felt like the story kept wandering away from the parts I cared about While I felt Ig's pain I didn't think he was a very well developed character Lee was the only character of any substance in the bookNote that 2 stars does not mean I hated it I felt it was okay but I couldn't help looking at the other unread books on my shelf and knowing I would enjoy a number of them than this

Joe Hill ê Horns author Joe Hill ebook

Horns author Joe Hill reader ´ ebook  an alternate cover edition can be found hereJoe Hill's critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Bram Stoker Award winning debut chiller Heart Shaped Box heralded the arrival of new royalty onto the dark fantasy scene With Horns he polishes his well deserved crown A twisted terrifying new novel of Y collection 20th Century Ghosts was also honored with a Bram Stoker Award and whose emotionally powerful and macabre work has been praised by the New York Times as wild mesmerizing perversely wittya Valentine from hel I need three things to make the hurt go awayand