Horns (Paperback)

Author: Hill, Joe

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The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Heart-Shaped Box" returns with a relentless new supernatural thriller. Hill spins a story that''s both morbidly amusing and emotionally resonant.--"Publishers Weekly."


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061147968
SKU 216379971
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0061147966
Release Date 3/1/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
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Joe Hill
Joe Hill was born Joseph Hillstrom King, the son of horror superstar Stephen King. Though Hill followed in his father's science-fiction and horror footsteps, he chose to write under the surname Hill in an attempt to prove his worth outside of his famous family name. Before a 2006 Variety article exposed his true identity, he had received numerous fellowships and prizes for his short stories. His 2007 horror novel debut, HEART-SHAPED BOX, became a New York Times bestseller, preparing him to assume his father's mantle as a writer of chilling and psychologically rich genre fiction.
"As in Hill's first novel, 2007's HEART-SHAPED BOX, the strands of the supernatural are woven tightly with the psychological, lending his work a dreamlike resonance. It's this quality that puts Hill in league with our finest fantasists (and distinguishes his style from that of his father, Stephen King)."
"HORNS is more confident and unexpected [than Hill's first novel], taking risks in chronology and perspective for a narrative that starts off as dark comedy before becoming something richer and more affecting....HORNS ties together a little too neatly, but it never betrays the broken hearts at its core. Instead, it finds sympathy for them in the most unlikely places."
"Devilishly delightful!"
"The strange thing about HORNS is that its opening scenes aren't all that strange. Its author, Joe Hill, is able to make Ig's problem seem like the most natural thing in the world. Mr. Hill writes with such palpable enthusiasm that he has no trouble hooking readers, especially with a book that is clearly on the side of the angels, though hellbent on using every devil reference it can. Although Mr. Hill is no mere trickster, HORNS does manage to get its devil into a blue dress with ridiculous ease."
"Hill is confident enough to commit seriously to [his] premise but also poke a little fun at his story along the way. There are comic references everywhere, from the devil in a blue dress to an almost mandatory Rolling Stones allusion. Hill has already proved himself a leading light of fantastical writing in the 21st century, but what makes "Horns" such a pleasure is that he avoids the seriousness that can pervade books meant to be spooky. He understands that horror readers can have fun, even laugh, and that makes the scary parts more effective."
From the Publisher
Annotation Joe Hill (aka Joseph Hillstrom King) follows up his critically acclaimed debut fantasy thriller HEARTSHAPED BOX with another guttural blow. HORNS describes the most hellish hangover of all time--Ignatius Parrish wakes up after a night of drunken debauchery to find two horns growing from his skull. Once the fog clears from his brain, Ig realizes that, along with the ugly pointy pair, he now was some very bizarre and very potent powers. He wastes no time putting his powers to use: Ig has been mourning the violent death of his girlfriend Merrin for about a year, living under the suspicious eyes of his small New Hampshire town. But how, Ig has the ability to find whoever it was that ruined his life--and to get the revenge he has long wanted.
Editors Note After his childhood sweetheart is brutally killed and suspicion falls on him, Ig Parrish goes on a drinking binge and wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart and an incredible new power, a power he uses in the name of vengeance, only to learn that, when it comes to revenge, the devil is in the details. Reprint. A best-selling book. 100,000 first printing.
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