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Heart-Shaped Box Paperback – December 22, 2009
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Aging death-metal rock legend Judas 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 or as dreadful 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 its 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.
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Decades later, his manger noticed an online ad selling a dead mans suit complete with its former owner. Because of his fan base, the manager thought it would be something that Jude would be interested in, and they sent a thousand dollars for the oddity. It arrived in a black, heart shaped box and was trouble from the start.
It was a good story, but I fear my taste for horror stories has gone past its sell date, at least where people who won’t stay dead are concerned. Interesting, but not really my cuppa tea anymore. I do however enjoy evil child molesters getting their due, and stories where music and dogs are integral characters, so this tale kept me along for the ride, was satisfying and time well spent.
I was in awe of The Fireman, which I believe was written after this one. I believe Joe Hill is a very talented, sinister and wickedly funny writer.
Heart Shaped Box journeyed through the life of Judas Coyne. The mature rock star lives an albeit quiet life on a farm with his girlfriend and two dogs. A collector of Gothic macabre he happens upon a ghost for sell and this is where the story begins.... Heart Shaped Box is very well developed. What a glorious idea to sell a ghost. Such a simple concept that I wished my imagination happened upon. This story was delightfully gruesome and not for the sake of gore. The blood was used purposefully. The pacing of the overall novel and character development were uniquely executed. The ending was sealed with a kiss and not a healthy helping of cheesiness. Lessons were learned and lives were forever altered. The dead pull down the living while this charming little tale maintained a strong consistent heartbeat. I look forward to reading more of Hill's interesting spin on storytelling.
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