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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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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...
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...
Bark's Book Nonsense
Bark's Book Nonsense rated it
4.0 Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (GR Cleanup)
GR Cleanup Project. Read in October 2011. This is a very creepy ghost story. Judas is an aging former rock star who has a passion for bizarre things and much younger goth chicks. When his personal assistant spots an email offering Jude a chance to bid on a ghost, Jude agrees and gets much more tha...
Bitter Scheherazade
Bitter Scheherazade rated it
2.5 Top Story of the Hour: Nothing Happened Today, So Instead We'll Be Playing Music from an Orchestra
Full discolsure: I've recommended this author to a great many people, based solely on his writing for the Legacy collection worthy Locke & Key. Does this book bring all of the boys to the yard in the way that Locke & Key did? dear judewe will ride at nightfall we will ride to the hole i am dead y...
Bookworm Blurbs
Bookworm Blurbs rated it
4.0 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 16th century, a used hangman's noose, Aleister Crowley's childhood chessboard, etc. -- so when his assistant tells him ab...
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