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Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
Heart-Shaped Box
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'Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real... show more
'Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphanalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock. But the rest of his collection doesn't make the house feel cold. The bones don't make the dogs bark; the movie doesn't make Jude feel as if he's being watched. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life ...
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061147937 (0061147931)
ASIN: 61147931
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 376
Edition language: English
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Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it
5.0 Review: Heart-Shaped Box
Joe Hill has proven to me that he is a phenomenal storyteller. His mind is a twisted as his father's, but he has managed to set himself apart. The story was twisted and did not go the way I thought it would from the beginning. There were twists and turns so unexpected that it was surprising, wit...
XOX
XOX rated it
4.5 Jude adventure with ghost haunting
Jude or Judas is old rock star. He has a lot of income to be disposed off in weird way. One is to buy weird items from the net. He bought a suit that comes with a ghost. Now he got a ghost appeared to be an old man. And this old man is out to get him. So he wanted a return or refund. The call to t...
Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it
3.0 Heart-Shaped Box
Joe Hill’s debut novel, Heart-Shaped Box, portrays Judas Coyne as an aging Heavy Metal Rock Star who has passed his prime, seemingly weary of the toll of fame. Having lost his bandmates long ago, he now spends his time in Upstate New York surrounded by his collection of occult paraphernalia and acc...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it
3.0 Heart-Shaped Box
Warning: the spoiler tags will definitely have profanity.When I started this book, I was pretty sure it would be between a 4 & 5 star read for me. I read Horns a year or two ago and loved Joe Hill's writing, and I was really enjoying the first half or so of this one. And honestly, my docking a star ...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
4.0 Heart-Shaped Box
Jude had a private collection. - first sentence A collection of the grotesque and bizarre. As a heavy metal star, that is part of his image, and he enjoys it. And that is why he jumps at the chance to buy a ghost on the Internet. Turns out it isn't the best choice he's ever made... Jude is kind...
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