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Horns by Joe Hill
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Dec 25, 2009

it was amazing
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Read in January, 2010

This is book is PHENOMENAL. If bookies took bets on the next bestsellers, my money would be on Joe Hill's "Horns". With more facets than the Hope diamond and more layers than an onion from hell, this story truly is the Must Read new book of the year. A snug fit in the horror category, the pages hold a heartbreaking love story, suspense, and just enough sarcastic humor to take the edge off and counterbalance some of the more gruesome scenes.

Be warned. The people you encounter on the pages of "Horns" will haunt you. Iggy Parrish wakes up hung over, then his morning gets worse when he finds a new set of horns growing out of his aching head . . . and people keep telling him all kinds of things he doesn't want to hear. That's what he gets for peeing on a plastic Virgin Mary on the one-year anniversary of his girlfriend Merrin's brutal murder. Hill shines light on the darkest depths of the human psyche with each new character. Good and Evil, angel or devil, who can really see past a pretty face and detect the most rotten soul?

The prose flows through more twists and turns than a spastic snake. Just when you think you have the story figured out, luck of the devil, things change. I won't give any the ending, but it was perfect, and totally surprising.

Joe Hill will creep inside your head as your read this novel. You will never look at the battle of Good and Evil the same way again.
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