Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

"I will 'sell' my stepfather's ghost to the highest bidder" read the add on the online auction.

Judas Coyne, an aging death metal rocker is a collector of the unusual and the macabre, but nothing in his collection compares to this, his latest discovery. For $1000, he becomes the owner of a dead man's suit, supposedly haunted by the dead man. When the box arrives, Judas is unafraid - he's spent a lifetime coping with the ghosts of his own life - his abusive father, the band members he betrayed, and the long line of lovers he's callously abandoned.

But what arrives by UPS in a black heart shaped box is no mere conversation piece or trick of the imagination. It's a real ghost, and he's waiting everywhere for Jude, with a shiny razor blade on a chain swinging from his hand.

This book will take you on a terrifying roller coaster of a ride, and you'll enjoy every minute of it. Fast paced, with likeable characters, this book will hook you in right away. (Before I was even a chapter in, I was already telling people to read it; it's that good!) For me, this was the best, hands down book of the whole summer, and I can't wait to read more Joe Hill!

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