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message 1: by Chris , The Devil Inside (new)

Chris  (haughtc) | 130 comments Here is a thread for y'all that have read Horns and are itching to talk about it.

If you have not yet read Horns, I advise backing out now. This will be a major spoiler thread. Anything in that book is fair game for discussion here.

Note that I won't be checking back in this thread until after I've finished reading it.


message 2: by Kathy (new)

Kathy (bookgoddess1969) | 101 comments I read this book awhile ago and have to say that I loved the first chapter. What a way to open up the story. lol. Great book!


message 3: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 92 comments I love how this is a book where you think you're getting one thing and then you get something completely different.


message 4: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 92 comments http://www.avclub.com/articles/horns-...

the nursing supervisor on at work last night drew my attention to this interview with Hill about Horns, HSB and Locke & Key, I think it does have some Horns spoilers but not for HSB or L&K.


message 5: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Boo (betsyboo) | 30 comments My problem with discussing HORNS is wondering where to start. I will say I love Joe's little perks...for those of you who have the HC, he has a message in morse code on the endpapers. Then, Ig drives a Gremlin. And Ig's initials. And his girlfriend's & her sister's names. All through the book he adds these interesting & clever little touches...and that's on top of a great story. Another reason why I think he's such a generous guy!


message 6: by Tom (new)

Tom Mueller | 15 comments "Devil in a blue dress" :)
loved it


message 7: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 92 comments i like how subtle Hill was at working in all those references, never hitting you over the head.


message 8: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Boo (betsyboo) | 30 comments Yeah...I didn't even get the Hannity reference till I saw it pointed out in a review!

Hey everybody...let's make sure we click off on the update feed when we post here so we don't spoil anything for anyone who hasn't read it, ok?


message 9: by Sandi (new)

Sandi (sandikal) Did anyone notice that he even brought in the main character from Heart-Shaped Box? There's a scene where some kids are listening to Judas Coyne on a boom box. Ig doesn't think much of his music.


message 10: by Tom (new)

Tom Mueller | 15 comments Sandi wrote: "Did anyone notice that he even brought in the main character from Heart-Shaped Box? There's a scene where some kids are listening to Judas Coyne on a boom box. Ig doesn't think much..."

Excellent catch Sandi! I had not caught that one.


message 11: by Kathy (new)

Kathy (bookgoddess1969) | 101 comments Tom wrote: "Sandi wrote: "Did anyone notice that he even brought in the main character from Heart-Shaped Box? There's a scene where some kids are listening to Judas Coyne on a boom box. Ig does..."

I didn't catch that either! Very cool! I find alot of times, that I'm so excited about a book coming out that I zip through it way too fast! I have to go back and savor it slowly the next time around. I'm definitely due for a reread! :)


message 12: by Angela (new)

Angela Williamson (hunterbookworm) I finished Horns last night. In the wee hours of the morning. I really enjoyed it and could not stop until I had read the last pages. Now I just have to absorb everything.


message 13: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Boo (betsyboo) | 30 comments I had the same reaction...as did so many others. There is sooooooo much to process in this book!


message 14: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) Finished tonight, and I just gushed love in my review. I think this is by far his best to date, although I really really liked HSB too. :)


Allison (The Allure of Books) (inconceivably) great review, Buh!


message 16: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) One thing I noticed was the name spellings... I didn't mention this in my review, but I wondered about it...

Perrish
Terry
Merrin
Derrick

To be human is to err? LOL


message 17: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) Thanks, Al :)


message 18: by Chris , The Devil Inside (new)

Chris  (haughtc) | 130 comments I fnished last night. Wow....what a great book. I didn't feel like humping his leg, but still...


message 19: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) I guess I just loved it more. O_o

LOL


message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan (ofearna) | 8 comments I read HSB back when it first came out because I thought it had something to do with Joe Lansdale/Dawn, then found out Joe was SK's son... I started reading SK in 1984 with Pet Sematary and am glad to have gotten a good start with Joe Hill (King). Anyone ever read the books of Owen or Rachel?

BTW, to stay OT, I'm about 2/3 of the way through, just "watched" what happened on the fence with the cat and the pitchfork.


message 21: by Beth (new)

Beth (1tuffcookie) Merrin was also the name of the older priest in The Exorcist.


message 22: by Nick (new)

Nick Craven | 6 comments I just finished Horns last week and I absolutely loved it. I noticed it got a lot of mixed reviews and average rating which I don't get. In my opinion it's the best book I've read since his father's "The Waste Lands". I'm currently about halfway through NOS4A2 and I'm loving it! I've liked everything I've read from Hill so far including 20th Century Ghosts and the fantastic Locke and Key! I've got Heart Shaped Box on my shelf and can't wait to tear into it too!


message 23: by Kandice, Felina is the best (new)

Kandice | 111 comments My youngest son just finished reading this and really liked it with the exception of one complaint. He says in chapter 10 (somewhere) Ig "screams" and Hill wrote "eeeeeeee" to express it.

When he read that it completely pulled him out of the story and he hasn't stopped griping about it since. It's funny to me how much that one thing bugs him.

He thought it was great otherwise, but did wish for a more resolved ending. I wonder if it has something to do with age, but I like unresolved endings.


message 24: by Nick (new)

Nick Craven | 6 comments I liked the stuff with the treehouse of the mind and have no problem with being left with something to think on but I confess myself a bit confused. The stuff with the treehouse was a little trippy and I was curious to what supernatural forces were at play there. God? The Devil? Seemed a little of both but maybe I just didn't get it. Still it didn't tarnish the book in anyway for me! I loved it!


message 25: by Kirstie (new)

Kirstie (kenglish95) I finished this book a week or so ago and loved it. I found the effects of the Horn's to be really interesting and loved how everyone reacted around Ig.Hill also shows a great understanding of relationships and childhood in this book. I can't wait for the movie :)


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