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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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Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it
5.0 Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
A bloody fantastic ghost story. Jude Coyne, an aging front man to a once popular heavy-metal band, is riding out his life and solo career in peaceful fashion. At 54, he works on his music in his home studio on a farm in upstate New York. He collects dark and twisted trinkets and young, goth girlfr...
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...
LittleBookCove
LittleBookCove rated it
5.0 I haven't felt this way about a book in a while!
I actually wanted to read this book for so long! I was super excited when I saw my local library had stocked it in there EPUBs so I ordered it. So glad I did! Joe Hill has this amazing style of writing, he brings his characters to life. He honestly doesn't mess you around either he puts you straight...
The Layaway Dragon
The Layaway Dragon rated it
3.0 Heart-Shaped Box
TW: Rape and AbuseDef. not as good as Horns but not bad. It’s not scary but I can’t remember the last time a book caused scares like a movie so it’s not a big deal for me. I really read this kind of thing for the dark, creepy, and twisted, which Heart-Shaped Box has in spades. I do like how it’s not...
Casual Debris
Casual Debris rated it
Find my full review over at Casual Debris.Heart-Shaped Box should have been a novella.Joe Hill’s debut novel deals with Jude Coyne, a self-interested burnt-out rock star who purchases a ghost off the internet. This transaction results in a series of events that forces Coyne to take responsibility fo...
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