14 October 2012
Horns by Joe Hill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So I guess I like horror novels now.
Horns is something I read because I loved the concept: a man, after a drunken night out, is apparently literally becoming Satan, horns and all. He's going to solve some unsolved stuff in his life now, and since he can read the worst thoughts of people's minds (or at least prompt them to confess at length with minimal prompting), he may just have the ability to do it.
I'm a huge fan of Locke and Key, the nearly-completed comic series by the same author. I also learned after the fact that Joe Hill is Stephen King's son, which apparently means that twisted, unique ideas are genetic. This is great conceptually, fun to read, and was just the right length.
It's also going to be a movie with Daniel Radcliffe as the lead horned being, which is fascinating. Needless to say, Joe Hill's stuff is immediately hitting my radar as must read now, and this is as good a place as any to start.
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