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Heart-Shaped Box Buddy read with some of my faves from the Non Crunchy Bunch coming February 2016.This should be a sweet little gem of a story for right around Valentine s day, no 3.5 StarsI ve never been a very good ghost story reader I think a fundamental element of being spooked out by ghost stories begins in either a belief or a lack of DISbelief in ghosts I have never believed in ghosts, not even as a child around a campfire I am missing that thundering fear of not knowing how and what could or could not pass over from the realm of the dead That being said I enjoyed Heart Shaped Box for all that it IS a ghost story, despite this flaw in my spook history Jude the aged rocker, with a dark past and darker music Actually this is Rob Zombie, obviously, but this is how I pictured Jude Marybeth Georgia the young dark haired Goth girl with the mysteriously unpleasant past Anna Florida the dead Goth ex with mental health problems Craddock Stepdaddy DEAREST, the ghost after revenge Let s get my grievances out of the way first, shall we The pacing of this novel is AWKWARD AS FUCK It can be very inconsistent and jumbled up to create unnecessary confusion and headache I also found the characterization lacking in a major way for about half of this novel, and when it did show up passed the half way point the personality of two of the main players were grossly stereotypical Overall I found this novel a delightfully deranged read with characte Imagine a ghostNot just any ghost, imagine a ghost with a unique set of skills like advanced interrogation skills and deep hypnotic abilities, which he acquired during his long and diverse career That s right, kids The ghost in this story is Liam Neeson of Ghosts Well, at least he started out to be Liam Neeson of ghosts, and he will find you and he will kill you But who is going to be his victim Meet our hero, Judas Coyne, a 54 year old rockstar with a very rockstar y lifestyle Unfortunately, one of the young girls he dumped will be death for him Unless his dogs save him Wait, what dogs Exactly For me, this one felt like half cooked tale at its best Maybe it is the combination of lackluster techno scares and slasher style finale that tipped me into the aby 3.5This is the first book written by Joe Hill that I have read, and the fact that it was his debut is pretty impressive to me I picked it up for a song awhile ago never being sure if I was going to read it or not I was worried that I wasn t going to connect with Jude and Georgia I don t always have to like the people I am reading about, but in a ghost story I find I really have to warm up to the main characters in order to root for their survival As it turns out they were pretty easy to like, and I was in their corner cheering them on right to the very end.Judas Coyne is an aging retired rock star in his 50s After a horrible childhood and losing two of his band members one to suicide, the other to AIDS, Jude very rarely finds joy in life He lives a somewhat reclusive existence in Piecliff, New York with his girlfriend Georgia Marybeth a smart mouthed goth ex exotic dancer with a heart of gold, and his two loyal dogs Bon and Angus.His taste for the morbid lead him to collect weird, wacky and downright twisted objects a hangman s noose, a witch s confession, John Wayne Gacy s art , and a snuff filmjust to name a few Danny Jude s assistant is always keeping an eye out for anything he thinks his boss would be interested in, and sure enough while browsing online he spots one A When aging rocker Judas Coyne buys a ghost on the internet, he doesn t take it seriously That is, until a musty old suit shows up in a heart shaped box Soon, Judas begins to see the horrifying spectre of a man wearing the suit Things take a sinister turn and people start dying so Judas and his girlfriend Georgia go looking for the woman who sold him the suit, the sister of his deceased ex girlfriend Can Judas stop the man in the suit from destroying his life After NOS4A2, I thought it best to tackle some of Joe Hill s earlier books His debut novel did not disappoint.Heart Shaped Box is a tale of revenge from beyond the grave Craddock was a suitably creepy antagonist When your enemy can control your mind, how can you stop him The powerlessness that Judas felt for a good portion of the story made the story that much effective.Hill s writing is like his dad s, back when his dad was still emulating the late Richard Matheson and John D MacDonald It flows very well and doesn t get overly flowery Whe It took me than a month to bring myself to write this review and I think this alone is very telling I just cannot find the absolute slightest motivation to talk about this book, because quite frankly, I just hated it I don t think I have ever read a book I found boring and ridiculous The guy buys a ghost and no one is seriously fazed when bad and weird things start happening Everyone was so incredibly two dimensional Every effort to try to bring some suspense and excitement into the story was ruined by being either written in a very dul 10 2 18 Hey Hey you Are you looking for an original ghost story to read this month I would like to put forth Heart Shaped Box as a contender Original and just damn cool, this is the perfect Spooktober read Original Gritty ghost story I had to keep reminding myself was not written by Stephen King Joe Hill is such a fantastic writer he writes with such persuasion and con The scariest thing about Joe Hill s debut book, Heart Shaped Box, isn t the actual story, but what lies between the front cover and the inside title page of the Harper paperback version In it, over 18 reputable newspapers and acclaimed writers attempt to prop up little Stevie King, Jr s Joe Hill s novel with some seriously excellent reviews Scary because all these awesome reviews lead you, the reader, to expect that Heart Shaped Box is the nextBIGthing in horror.Only it s not.Not by a long shot.It must be tough to be an aspiring writer when your dad is Stephen King It must be even tougher when you decide to make your first published novel a horror one That s alot of pressure, and unfortunately, Hill fails IMO Perhaps he should have sharpened his pen with chic lit a la Nicholas Sparks, but then where would he have fit in all the tats, genital piercings and the snuff film Not 6 2018 8 2018 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 Jude Coyne Es Una Estrella De Rock Retirada Que En Una Apartada Mansi N En Compa A De Danny Su Representante Georgia Su Novia Mucho M S Joven Que L Y Sus Dos Perros Angus Y Bon.Lo Nico Que A N Le Divierte Es Coleccionar Objetos Relacionados Con Lo Sobrenatural Por Eso Decide Comprar En Una Subasta Por Internet El Fantasma De Un Hombre Muerto.Cuando Recibe Una Extra A Caja En Forma De Coraz N Que Contiene El Traje Del Muerto Empieza La Pesadilla El Espectro Craddock McDermott Est En Todas Partes Detr S De La Puerta De Su Habitaci N Sentado En Su Auto Mir Ndolo Por La Ventana En La Pantalla De Su Televisor.Tras El Suicidio De Danny Jude Y Su Novia Deciden Abandonar La Mansi N Y Emprender Una Desesperada Huida Para Salvar Sus Vidas Pero Resulta Muy Dif Cil Escapar De Un Fantasma Que Viene Directamente Del Propio Pasado Clamando Por Venganza.

About the Author: Joe Hill

Heart Shaped Box, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel His second,

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