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Heart-Shaped Box

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Copyright © 2007 by Joe Hill
For my dad, one of the good ones
Jude had a private collection.
May contain spoilers
"Yeah," Jude said, although he wasn't sure that was what he'd really meant at all.
Comments may contain spoilers
Bought this when I found out Stephen King had a son who was also writting.  Has a ways to go to reach his father's level.
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Added: 31-Jan-2015
Last Updated: 03-Dec-2021


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"A singularly creepy modern-day ghost story.... Hill knows how to construct a spooky scenario with rich emotional underpinnings." - San Francisco Chronicle

Aging death-metal rock legend Jodas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals... a used hangman's noose... a snuff film.  But nothing he possesses is as unique as his latest purchase off the Internet: a one-of-a-kind curiosity that arrives at his door in a black heart-shaped box... a musty dead man's suit still inhabited by the spirit of the late owner.  And now everywhere Judas Coyne goes, the old man is there - watching, waiting, dangling a razor blade on a chain from his bony hand.

"Heart-Shaped Box is a fine mix of psychological terror and gruesome horror....  Remarkable, moving, and well-crafted." - Denver Post

Erupting out of mudane surroundings, the shocks in Hill's riveting debut novel can be lurid and blood-drenched, or as quietly chilling as a casual phone call from and old, dead friend." - Entertainment Weekly

"[A] cardiac hazard of a first novel....  A surprising, inventive ghost-storyteller... [Hill] is carving out a niche of his own." - Chicago Tribune

JOE HILL is the author of the novel Horns and the acclaimed story collection 20th Century Ghosts.  He calls New England home.
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2007Horror Writer's AssociationBram Stoker Award - First Novel Winner
2007Horror Writer's AssociationBram Stoker Award - Novel Nominee
2008Britsh Fantasy SocietyAugust Derleth Award Nominee
2008Locus MagazineBest First Novel Winner
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