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Horns

A Novel
Hill, Joe (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After his childhood sweetheart is brutally killed and suspicion falls on him, Ig Parrish goes on a drinking binge and wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart, and an incredible new power which he uses in the name of vengeance.
Authors: Hill, Joe
Title: Horns
a novel
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 370 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: After his childhood sweetheart is brutally killed and suspicion falls on him, Ig Parrish goes on a drinking binge and wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart, and an incredible new power which he uses in the name of vengeance.
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ISBN: 9780061147951
0061147958
Statement of Responsibility: Joe Hill
Subject Headings: Murder Fiction. Revenge Fiction. Devil Fiction.
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Murder
Revenge
Devil
LCCN: 2010008336
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May 14, 2014
  • pamcora87 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a highly engaging book that explore various aspects of humanity. Ig's character features a complexity that is easily to relate to; a battle within ourselves to choose either good or evil.

After the death of his girlfriend Merrin, Ig finds himself in a world of trouble. He is blamed for her murder and must try to solve the crime to prove his own innocence. Little does he realize that sometimes, the people closest to you will do you the most harm.

The writing is superb, and the plot twists are excellently played out. The only think I particularly disliked about this book were the sometimes slowly paced flashbacks. Although most of them are relevant and necessary to the story line, I would have preferred the facts learned during these instances to be delivered in a more concise, fast paced, fashion.

All in all, a great book that will have you thinking about the ending and Ig Perrish for longer than you would imagine.

Jan 31, 2014
  • elvispizza rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My favourite of his novels, with the most interesting premise, and engaging to the end, whereas both Heart Shaped Box and N0S482 seemed more formulaic and predictable. Almost as rewarding as his collection of stories: Twentieth Century Ghosts. I am unshaken in my belief that, at least as far as so-called genre fiction, short stories deliver more bang for the buck. Joe's collection is wonderful, surpassing the genre pigeonhole.

Oct 07, 2013
  • NJMassey86 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I just finished it and... well, overall it was great. There were times that it threw me and I got a little lost but I figured it out in the end. I have a lot of questions and little to no answers but I think the point is for it to be open to interpretation. I wonder how they're going to capture everything in the film. I definitely recommend it!

Jul 01, 2013
  • tbebb rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This one lost me a couple of times but didn't waiver in my knowledge that I am a fan of Joe Hill. Write on!

The transformation, the revenge, the effects of evil and of love are all present in this tale that both does and does not end up where it starts.

Read it!

Feb 26, 2013
  • iantonia rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Weird book. First of all, I pretty much read it in a day and for that it definitely delivers a good thriller that keeps you interested. Second, there were flashbacks I could've used without and descriptions that were unnecessary (and some I even skipped completely), but overall it is well written. It left me with plenty of questions even though I can't decide whether that is a good or a bad thing. Also, I had a hard time understanding Ig even in the end, as he seemed too thin as a character and somehow very underdeveloped. But overall, I recommend it to anybody who loves horror thrillers. Definitely worth a read.

Feb 02, 2013
  • OldDarth rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Horns scrapes by the sophomore slump with an interesting concept that never tells a tale that dares to take full advantage of its potential.

Nov 14, 2012
  • dumbghosts rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting premise, but the book ultimately fails to deliver. The characters are paper-thin and mimic (I'm going to say it) those of another rather famous horror writer. In the end, the love story between Ig and Merrill hold more weight than the supernatural plot. Something I found to be evident in Hill's previous book as well. A quick airplane read. Literally.

Aug 12, 2012
  • Basileus rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Horns had a lot of promise with a great plot device that allowed the protagonist to find out peoples deepest darkest wishes and desires. And there certainly are quit a few surprises lurking in people's heads. But the story lost steam at the very times it needed it most. Despite that, it was a fairly enjoyable book. ETA that Horns is to be made into a movie starring Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter).

Jul 18, 2011
  • jessica_wirth rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Definitely different from what I've been reading. I loved how people spoke they're minds. What an interesting world if there weren't so many filters, LOL!

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Apr 03, 2011
  • cmills10 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Teen sex, rape, sex, falashio

Apr 03, 2011
  • cmills10 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Murder, blood, smashed skull, rape, drowning, death, killing, youth pranks, dangerous horseplay, dangerous stunts

Apr 03, 2011
  • cmills10 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Shit, fuck, slut, whore

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