Monday, April 5, 2010

Joe Hill; Heart-Shaped Box


  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (February 13, 2007)
Synopsis
Sooner or later, the dead catch up . . .


Judas Coyne was a collector. The bizarre, the uncanny, the grotesque. A cookbook for cannibals. A used hangman’s noose. A snuff film. Many of these objects were gifts from the black-clad fans who made his metal band a legend and made him rich.
But not all. When his personal assistant told him there was a ghost for sale on the Internet, Jude knew he had to have it for his private collection, didn’t think twice. He should have. Jude has spent a lifetime evading ghosts -- of an abusive father, of the bandmates he betrayed, of Anna, the suicidal girl he loved and abandoned. But this spirit is different. This one means to chase him to the edge of sanity.
His new acquisition -- delivered to his doorstep in a black heart-shaped box -- is the restless soul of Anna’s vengeful stepdaddy. Craddock McDermott swore he would settle with Jude for ruining his daughter’s life. Soon, everywhere Jude turns, Craddock is there: behind the bedroom door; in Jude’s restored vintage Mustang; outside his window; on his widescreen TV. Waiting -- with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one bony hand.
If ever there was a case of caveat emptor, this is it . . .

My Review

     If you know me well, you know I don't do scary or freaky. This however really caught my eye. So I decided to give it a chance. I got my monies worth on this.
    Jude's the main character seems gruff and rough. You almost wanted to dislike him. He is a odd person collecting things dark and bizarre such as snuff films. Yes disgusting! Jude is also a woman lover and being a former Rock Star, but the women never seem to stick around. His current one is Marybeth AKA Georgia. Danny, Judes personal assistant came across some one selling their stepfathers ghost. Technically he couldn't sell the ghost as it isnt a someone can actually own. So he is selling his best sunday suit in which the Stepson feels the ghost is attached too.  What a mistake it is to dabble on the dark side. BOY did he get more then he agreed too.  Craddock the ghost in the book is a killer. He is out to get Jude anyway possible. Jude comes to terms of his own problems and his own life as the journey and scare fest takes place. The end was spectacular.  Definitely a unnaturally freaky read.

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11 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds too scary for me. I'm a chicken but thanks for the awesome review :)

Aleksandra said...

Great review :)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I've heard GREAT THINGS about this book and have been wanting to read it. :-)

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Sounds like an interesting book, nice review!

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I love horror, so this might be one I should check out. Thanks for the review! :)

Lily Child said...

Great review! I really feel like you captured the feel of the story! :) I am glad you gave it a chance, even though you don't usually read horror stories! I really need to get my hands on a copy of Horns, his latest book.

Justine said...

Whoa, this seems freaky! But real good!! I'll have to check this one out ;)

Tina said...

mmmmm...thanks for the review, I will for sure check it out!!

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

This was a fantastic book and one that has been a favourite of mine for some time. This gave me goosebumps! He has a new book out called Horns out now!

brizmus said...

a book about someone who collects snuff?!? ooh, creepy!
This does kind of sound amazing, though!