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My Father's Mask [Kindle Edition]

Joe Hill
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .

Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .


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Product Details

  • File Size: 112 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (February 3, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001QIGZZ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,926 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like an Odd Dream with a little Horror December 13, 2011
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This was a well told, interesting Kindle short. It reminded me of an odd dream where everything seems real but nothing is really as it should be. There is no good way to explain the story without giving too much away (although there really is no beginning, middle, or ending, it just 'is'. )

It is easy to read into where the tale is going but then, it doesn't. But that is what makes it good. It is not contrived or common.

A quick and quirky tale that left me wanting to read more of Mr. Hill's work.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IMA FAN July 5, 2012
By A. Fast
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I am a Joe Hill fan since reading his work the first time. He doesn't disappoint.

My Father's Mask was a great read--and I love my Kindle as well!!
This story is also part of the 20TH Century Ghost book--also a GREAT read.

I recommend these to anyone who enjoys authors such as Deaver,Koontz and Kellerman...oh yeah, and King.

You should set aside plenty of time because you won't want to put these books down.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! December 19, 2011
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A great short that sticks with you. It was remarkably powerful for a work of such a short length. Congrats to Joe Hill for weaving such a strange but memorable tale!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars how did nobody get this story? December 19, 2013
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Without giving too much away, rabbit, playing cards, signs pointing to "anywhere," paths that take you "where you really want to go"... does this reminds anyone else of another, more famous story, or was it just me? Personally I think he's the best horror writer in years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Hill is Excellent!! September 5, 2012
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After reading just one of Joe Hill's books, I had to get all of them. He is an excellent writer. Compared to Steven King in almost every review I have read, and then discovered he is Steven King's son. That being said, he is a different writer from his father. This book was very much a mind journey and oh so twisted. I loved the strangeness of the story and the way he describes things. All in all an excellent read. You can also find this story in 20th Century Ghosts and many other stories that Joe Hill has written. All of which take you on a mind warp journey. Enjoy!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I didn't understand it. January 6, 2013
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I have read Heart Shaped Box and Horns and truly enjoyed those books by Joe Hill. I also am a fan of short stories but My Father's Mask made zero sense to me. It started out strongly; I anticipated a fright filled adventure. However, it soon became confusing, and then ended. It was a huge disappointment. I'm uncertain as to whether I'll try any of his other short stories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars dark and mysterious June 9, 2014
By jabba
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Great read. Dark gloomy just like that old room your never supposed to go into. Left me waiting for that thing in the closet
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4.0 out of 5 stars suspenseful and eery at times May 17, 2013
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good story line .. similar to Stephen King type of weirdness..at one point of the story could not put the book down.. i had to find out what happened next..I have never read Joe Hill before this ..I'd say its a good read for a rainy day.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars So then what happened?
Joe Hill is a good writer but I felt like this story would've been better if it had been a novel instead of a short story. Read more
Published 15 months ago by DulcineaLady
2.0 out of 5 stars Complex
I found myself re reading this story in an effort to understand what the author was attempting to do. .?horror. .mystery ?sarcasim?
Published 15 months ago by Mom
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Well crafted but short because of the confines of the format..."novella." Liked the story...but there was little visual here. Just page and paper.
Published 18 months ago by sharpeihead
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story
Mr hill has not let me down. with a fine paced tale that had me waiting to see with bated breath how it would conclude.
Published 18 months ago by Steven K. Myers
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Story
This story is a short story out of a larger book from Stephen King's son. It is a nice quick read and if you like this short story, check out the rest of the stories. Read more
Published 18 months ago by C. Nelson
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange and imaginative.
I'm new to the works of Joe Hill, but I'm finding I get completely absorbed by his stories. His genius is amazing and enthralling.
Published 19 months ago by Superflygin
3.0 out of 5 stars My father's mask
SPOOKY. HOLDS YOUR ATTENTION. QUICK READ. CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE BY THIS AUTHOR
HEART SHAPED BOX IS NEXT I THINK
Published 19 months ago by Candyblueyes
3.0 out of 5 stars Short Stories are not my thing.
There just wasn't enough there to make me satisfied. He has written better stuff that has substance to it.
Heart Shaped Box was much better in my opinion.
Published 20 months ago by Douglas C. Mcdaniel
3.0 out of 5 stars A Little strange
Was a little strange, but lucky I like strange. Have to wonder what happens to the boy when he goes home from the woods to his strange parents. Read more
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