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Best New Horror

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Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .

Francis is un
ebook, 100 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by William Morrow (first published October 16th 2007)
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Andrew Lennon
That was really good! I enjoyed it a lot!
Was really creepy, although I think if it was possible I would love to read "button boy" in full!
The thought of that story creeped the hell out of me!

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Jonathan Echevarria
Best New Horror was one of the few Joe Hill stories that wasn't completely for me. A big part of it appealed to me as a fan of the horror genre. As a kid I have always loved horror movies and they are a big part of my childhood. I was able to relate to the main protagonist named Eddie Carroll who longs for that "surprise" he use to feel watching horror movies when he was younger. The is something I have a problem with, whenever I go to see a new horror movie with hopes of being "surprised" or at ...more
Maggie Leroy
It gave me nightmares, not many stories are able to do that to me! Really loved this one!
Dione Basseri
Eddie makes his living from a cobbled-together writing income, and part of keeping on top of his game is reading a LOT of fiction. Which means he's seen it all, hates the common tropes, and is just gagging for something new and shocking. When he finds a story that finally gives him what he wants, it turns into an obsession, and Eddie sets out to meet the disturbed mind that fulfilled his dreams.

I like the somewhat circular nature of this story (you'll see when you read it). It feels like there's
absolutely chilling - couldn't sleep after reading it.
An amazingly creepy story that also reminds me of the horror comics of my youth. Really creepy.
Konrad Litwin
Very short but title very apt. I agree that button boy is the book that should have been written.
Jennifer Giles
This story haunts my dreams...infinitely creepy.
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