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Heart-Shaped Box (book)

13 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Joe Hill

From Publishers Weekly   Starred Review. Stoker-winner Hill features a particularly merciless ghost in his powerful first novel. Middle-aged rock star Judas Coyne collects morbid curios for fun, so doesn't think twice about buying a suit … see full wiki

Author: Joe Hill
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (February 13, 2007)
7 reviews about Heart-Shaped Box (book)
review by . July 05, 2010
        I picked up this book with a fair dose of skepticism. I already have my favorite horror writers, and some of the ones I've tried in the past few years just didn't cut it. But the book Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill did not disappoint. In fact, he has been added to my list of favorite horror writers.        He managed to keep me not only interested in what happens next, but building my anticipation with each page. In some …
Quick Tip by . October 05, 2010
After reading this book, Joe heart has made it to my top favorite authors to read!
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Not compelling and not really scary.
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
One of the scariest things I've ever read!
review by . June 15, 2010
This is my second Joe Hill book. After loving Horns, I quickly purchased Heart-Shaped Box, a little hesitant at first, it's rare that I like two books by the same author. I'm picky. But I tried. And I was not disappointed. Each page was more frightening than the next. I would read this in bed, with my covers pulled over me, scared by every strange sound my house made. I haven't done this since.. well since ever.   Maybe it was his descriptions of ghosts, with black scribbles …
review by . May 12, 2009
Nothing like a little horror to make the day pass quickly. And this is one of the best horror books I have read in a while.      Joe Hill's novel, Heart Shaped Box, concerns a middle aged rocker, Judas "Jude" Coyne, who has an interesting collection of the macabre: A noose used to hang a man, John Wayne Gacy artwork, a 300 year-old confessional from a witch, and more. A lot of this stuff was sent to him by his fans, other items he has personally collected. But when his assistant …
review by . March 21, 2009
Judas Coyne is an aging rock singer with an unusual hobby. He collects macabre items related to death. He even has a snuff film. So one day when his business manager tells him somebody is selling a ghost in an online auction he just can't resist. Little does he know he is getting exactly what he paid for. Once the suit containing the ghost arrives in a heart shaped box the wild action begins as Coyne and his girlfriend, MaryBeth (who he calls Georgia), are in a fight for their lives. It turns out …
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