Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Review - Heart-Shaped Box

Heart-Shaped Box: A NovelHeart-Shaped Box
BY: Joe Hill
PUBLISHED BY: William Morrow
ISBN: 978-0-06-114793-7
Pages: 376
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

Ex-band-member Judas Coyne buys a dead-man’s suit from an eBay-like action website. The suit is supposed to be haunted by the seller’s father. The suit arrives in a heart-shape box. Judas puts the suit away, but soon realizes the ghost is real. Soon he starts seeing the deceased in his Mustang, standing outside windows, sitting on his bed. He even sees the dead-man in his widescreen TV.

Judas learns that the seller targeted him. The suit’s owner wants revenge - from the dead.

I have wanted to read this book since I read 20th Century Ghosts, and stumbled upon it at my local library. I flew through the pages in two days, and I enjoyed the overall plot of a haunted suit, instead of the overused haunted house theme. I recommend The Heart-Shaped Box to all horror fans.

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