Review: Horns by Joe Hill

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Category: Horror

Published: 2009

Read: 2016

Score: 4.5/5

Synopsis: Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances.
The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside.

Review: What an interesting and great book to read. I couldn’t put it down from beginning to end. I have put the picture of the movie at the beginning of this blog post because it was the cover of the book I read. I now must watch the movie.

The book starts off with a bang, Ig wakes up and he has horns. Or what is horns not broken through the skin yet. So you can just imagine the mental image of that. The story goes back and forth between the now and from when he first meets Merrin the love of his life. You can see how much they love each other and really feel it through the words.

You also find out by mid book who the killer actually is. You get the whole story of what happened through his point of view as well which is so different I loved it. I am not going to say who but I wasn’t surprised.

The thing I really liked about this book is certain characters you start to hate from the get-go. Than as the book progresses and you get to know the stories and what happened to them and why they did what they did you forgive them and start to feel sorry for them and like them. Lots of emotions.

The ending…WOW what an ending. So epic and crazy and blood and guts and snakes and so much stuff. You think you know what is going to happen and you have no idea what is going to happen. Loved it! Great way to end a book.

I was interested in reading this for many reasons, one of them being that Joe Hill is tumblr_inline_ndyuieWQdD1t38161Stephen King’s son. Stephen being a classic horror writer and then his son doing the same thing I was intrigued, and I was not disappointed.

The only reason I took away half a point is because it was not scary. It could have been a fiction book and not classified as horror.

This is a great book for any fiction or horror lover. It was description, wonderful story with twists and turns. You won’t be able to put it down.

 

 

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