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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
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Read from September 21 to October 11, 2012 — I own a copy

Online reviews were as follows: " I had to put this book down and stop reading for awhile I was so scared." "This book haunted my nightmares."

Hog-wash.

The story had some intense moments and was somewhat scary but did not quite deliver for me. That being said, I'm a jaded horror freak, so it takes a lot. Easily creeped out, highly suggestible, or young readers will enjoy the "shivers" this book will give you.

The story has a great premise: Judas Coyne, a jaded rock star, who collects macabre items answers an internet ad for someone who is selling a dead man's suit, complete with the dead man's ghost attached. As it turns out, it wasn't happenstance that the ad came across Mr. Coyne's radar. The plot thickens as the reader slowly finds out that the ghost and Mr. Coyne not only have a past, but the ghost wants to exact revenge in the creepiest possible way.

Worth a read, just not the savagely disturbing nightmare I was expecting.
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