Heart-Shaped Box
Joe Hill
Harper (2008)
In Collection
#5
9*
Mass Market Paperback 9780061147944

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals . . . a used hangman's noose . . . a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is as widely known to his legions of fans as the notorious excesses of his youth. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, an item for sale on the Internet, a thing so terribly strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet.

I will "sell" my stepfather's ghost to the highest bidder. . . .

For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn't afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts—of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What's one more?

But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost, no benign conversation piece. It's the real thing.

And suddenly the suit's previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door . . . seated in Jude's restored vintage Mustang . . . standing outside his window . . . staring out from his widescreen TV. Waiting—with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one bony hand. . . .

A multiple-award winner for his short fiction, author Joe Hill immediately vaults into the top echelon of dark fantasists with a blood-chilling roller-coaster ride of a novel, a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror.


Product Details
Cover Price $7.99
No. of Pages 384
Height x Width 6.6 x 4.2  inch
Original Publication Year 2008
Personal Details
Read It Yes (9/7/2008)
Got From.... KMart
Purchase Price $6.35
Started Reading 8/28/2008
Links Amazon US
Notes
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3 - Fair -----------------4 - Between Fair & Good
5 - Good ---------------6 - Between Good & Very Good
7 - Very good----------8 - Between Very Good & Excellent
9 - Excellent----------10 - Absolutely Fantastic

Rating: 9

Another fabulous book!! Picked this only because my work place scheduled me for an overnight job, and I know I would be bored stiff without anything to do. So I got this book, and I am so glad I did. Fantastic story all the way through. Took me only 8 days to read it its completion. Is that just sad or what?!?!