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Buddy read with some of my faves from the Non Crunchy Bunch coming February 2016.This should be a sweet little gem of a story for right around Valentine s day, no 3.5 StarsI ve never been a very good ghost story reader I think a fundamental element of being spooked out by ghost stories begins in either a belief or a lack of DISbelief in ghosts I have never believed in ghosts, not even as a child around a campfire I am missing that thundering fear of not knowing how and what could or could not pass over from the realm of the dead That being said I enjoyed Heart Shaped Box for all that it IS a ghost story, despite this flaw in my spook history Jude the aged rocker, with a dark past and darker music Actually this is Rob Zombie, obviously, but this is how I pictured Jude Marybeth Georgia the young dark haired Goth girl with the mysteriously unpleasant past Anna Florida the dead Goth ex with mental health problems Craddock Stepdaddy DEAREST, the ghost after revenge Let s get my grievances out of the way first, shall we The pacing of this novel is AWKWARD AS FUCK It can be very inconsistent and jumbled up to create unnecessary confusion and headache I also found the characterization lacking in a major way for about half of this novel, and when it did show up passed the half way point the personality of two of the main players were grossly stereotypical Overall I found this novel a delightfully deranged read with characters I don t especially care for but still find interesting enough to enjoy It was quite reminiscent of Dean Koontz, with the supernatural laced in grotesquery and very human horror, and that is a wonderful thing for me I LOVED Koontz when I was in high school, so when I say something reminds me of that style it is always a good thing My biggest complaint is that view spoiler I would have preferred that Jude die I found the pseudo Happily Ever After of the ending ridiculous and inappropriate to the rest of the story I also feel like the way the last five or ten chapters were written are a huge contrast in style and talent of the rest of the book It s almost like Hill felt a need to add them even though they felt like the most unnatural element of this ghost story hide spoiler When aging rocker Judas Coyne buys a ghost on the internet, he doesn t take it seriously That is, until a musty old suit shows up in a heart shaped box Soon, Judas begins to see the horrifying spectre of a man wearing the suit Things take a sinister turn and people start dying so Judas and his girlfriend Georgia go looking for the woman who sold him the suit, the sister of his deceased ex girlfriend Can Judas stop the man in the suit from destroying his life After NOS4A2, I thought it best to tackle some of Joe Hill s earlier books His debut novel did not disappoint.Heart Shaped Box is a tale of revenge from beyond the grave Craddock was a suitably creepy antagonist When your enemy can control your mind, how can you stop him The powerlessness that Judas felt for a good portion of the story made the story that much effective.Hill s writing is like his dad s, back when his dad was still emulating the late Richard Matheson and John D MacDonald It flows very well and doesn t get overly flowery When a ghost is driving people mad, the prose doesn t have to be purple to be enjoyable.Judas and Georgia wound up being much developed than I originally thought As Judas background was explored, I understood how he got to where he was Same with Georgia, aka Marybeth Joe s about as nice to his main characters as his old man Judas and Georgia went through the wringer on the way to the end of the story and there was no magic to fix their grievous injuries.Since Judas is an aging rock star, I expected a lot references to music and musicians I liked that his dogs were named after members of AC DC There were a disproportionate amount of Trent Reznor references, which I found odd since Judas is in his mid 50 s I ll chalk that up to Nine Inch Nails being some of Joe Hill s favorite music.It was creepy but didn t keep me up at night 4 stars. @Free E-pub í Heart-Shaped Box Õ Jude Coyne Es Una Estrella De Rock Retirada Que En Una Apartada Mansi N En Compa A De Danny Su Representante Georgia Su Novia Mucho M S Joven Que L Y Sus Dos Perros Angus Y BonLo Nico Que A N Le Divierte Es Coleccionar Objetos Relacionados Con Lo Sobrenatural Por Eso Decide Comprar En Una Subasta Por Internet El Fantasma De Un Hombre MuertoCuando Recibe Una Extra A Caja En Forma De Coraz N Que Contiene El Traje Del Muerto Empieza La Pesadilla El Espectro Craddock McDermott Est En Todas Partes Detr S De La Puerta De Su Habitaci N Sentado En Su Auto Mir Ndolo Por La Ventana En La Pantalla De Su TelevisorTras El Suicidio De Danny Jude Y Su Novia Deciden Abandonar La Mansi N Y Emprender Una Desesperada Huida Para Salvar Sus Vidas Pero Resulta Muy Dif Cil Escapar De Un Fantasma Que Viene Directamente Del Propio Pasado Clamando Por Venganza Hi Hello Yes, youAre you looking for an original ghost story to read this Autumn We all know, it is never too early to start planning your Spooktober TBR I would like to put forth Heart Shaped Box as a contender Original and just damn cool, this is the perfect Fall read This gritty, ghostly tale had my horror loving heart swooning with how fabulous it was Joe Hill is such a fantastic writer He writes with such persuasion and conviction that you find yourself believing what the narrator is telling you no matter how far fetched it may seem at first glance You can dive right into this one and never look up if you allow yourself This was creative and fast paced and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute So, take a chance, pick it up and be ready for a wild ride It took me than a month to bring myself to write this review and I think this alone is very telling I just cannot find the absolute slightest motivation to talk about this book, because quite frankly, I just hated it I don t think I have ever read a book I found boring and ridiculous The guy buys a ghost and no one is seriously fazed when bad and weird things start happening Everyone was so incredibly two dimensional Every effort to try to bring some suspense and excitement into the story was ruined by being either written in a very dull or over the top way Sometimes I seriously felt like I was reading a comedy and laughed out loud This is one of those books I wish I hadn t wasted my time on I bought it at a library sale for 2 and even that amount was far too expensive for what I got in return. Imagine a ghostNot just any ghost, imagine a ghost with a unique set of skills like advanced interrogation skills and deep hypnotic abilities, which he acquired during his long and diverse career That s right, kids The ghost in this story is Liam Neeson of Ghosts Well, at least he started out to be Liam Neeson of ghosts, and he will find you and he will kill you But who is going to be his victim Meet our hero, Judas Coyne, a 54 year old rockstar with a very rockstar y lifestyle Unfortunately, one of the young girls he dumped will be death for him Unless his dogs save him Wait, what dogs Exactly For me, this one felt like half cooked tale at its best Maybe it is the combination of lackluster techno scares and slasher style finale that tipped me into the abyss of boredom I did like the character of Judas Coyne because he was something new, but the rest of the characters were dull, including the supposedly scary ghost The Liam Neeson of ghost s introduction was a decent affair Silent, sinister and brutal. but then he started talking and I understood his greatest power He will talk you to death, quite literally The most of the scares are unintentionally funny, like employing Internet skills and Emails to scare people and other great hits They were just silly And on the top of that, Hill s plotting style gave me a feeling that he is making up the story along the way.Overall, disappointing. The scariest thing about Joe Hill s debut book, Heart Shaped Box, isn t the actual story, but what lies between the front cover and the inside title page of the Harper paperback version In it, over 18 reputable newspapers and acclaimed writers attempt to prop up little Stevie King, Jr s Joe Hill s novel with some seriously excellent reviews Scary because all these awesome reviews lead you, the reader, to expect that Heart Shaped Box is the nextBIGthing in horror.Only it s not.Not by a long shot.It must be tough to be an aspiring writer when your dad is Stephen King It must be even tougher when you decide to make your first published novel a horror one That s alot of pressure, and unfortunately, Hill fails IMO Perhaps he should have sharpened his pen with chic lit a la Nicholas Sparks, but then where would he have fit in all the tats, genital piercings and the snuff film Not to mention the 2 dimensional characters who you never grow to care about, or the horror that fails to materialize over 351 looooong pages.Hill might have what it takes to eventually be a credible horror writer, but he doesn t do himself any favors having such a glowing cadre of book reviews for a book so undeserving of them It may lead the reader to suspect daddy calling in some favors. 6 2018 8 2018 The cover of this book promises that you will be haunted and startled, and that the book will even visit you in your dreams Funny, as I read this scary novel, I couldn t help but think back to the time I read The Shining it was storming outside, it was 3AM and I was too afraid to put the book down, and I didn t care if I would end up wetting the bed because there was no way in hell I was going to get up and go to the bathroom Heart Shaped Box also made me think back to other King novels that had me ready to piss myself with terror Cujo, Salem s Lot, The Tommyknockers, etc I even thought back to Red Dragon by Harris, the book that I couldn t read unless my boyfriend was there When you re traumatized from what you ve read, you know you ve found a good horror author.Right up to the last page of Heart Shaped Box, I kept waiting for something scary, and when that didn t happen, I kept thinking that horror should be left to the masters, that the reviews about this book were false advertizing, and that the only true horror writer is Stephen King Then I read that the author is King s son Wow, if I were King I d be disappointed in my kid Man, this thing reads like something an 8th grader wrote for his creative writing class First of all, the fact that an ageing rock star buys a ghost on the net isn t even a new idea that the story itself isn t even original, what else have we got here HehIt s not scary, it s TOTALLY BORING, it s predictable oh, let me guess, the depressed ex stripper groupie 20 something goth girl who s sleeping with a 50 year old ex rock star has a secret about her stepdad could it be molestation NO I M SHOCKED WHAT A GENIUS PLOT TWIST , and everything ends all happy, with smiles and rainbows and love and hugs and a few Care Bears, I m sure Oh BLAHHHHHHHHHHHHH I give it one star only for mentioning cool people like Nirvana, Ozzy, and Jackson Browne This book sucks. 3.5This is the first book written by Joe Hill that I have read, and the fact that it was his debut is pretty impressive to me I picked it up for a song awhile ago never being sure if I was going to read it or not I was worried that I wasn t going to connect with Jude and Georgia I don t always have to like the people I am reading about, but in a ghost story I find I really have to warm up to the main characters in order to root for their survival As it turns out they were pretty easy to like, and I was in their corner cheering them on right to the very end.Judas Coyne is an aging retired rock star in his 50s After a horrible childhood and losing two of his band members one to suicide, the other to AIDS, Jude very rarely finds joy in life He lives a somewhat reclusive existence in Piecliff, New York with his girlfriend Georgia Marybeth a smart mouthed goth ex exotic dancer with a heart of gold, and his two loyal dogs Bon and Angus.His taste for the morbid lead him to collect weird, wacky and downright twisted objects a hangman s noose, a witch s confession, John Wayne Gacy s art , and a snuff filmjust to name a few Danny Jude s assistant is always keeping an eye out for anything he thinks his boss would be interested in, and sure enough while browsing online he spots one A ghost for sale The ghost of a sweet old man Craddock McDermott a self proclaimed hypnotist and loving step father to the online seller Jessica Jude is intrigued and on a whim puts in the top bid of 1000 guaranteeing him the purchase, and before long an item is delivered to his door the suit of a dead man in a HEART SHAPED BOX Soon after the suit arrives things for Jude and Georgia get out of hand, and they quickly realize that buying a ghost sight unseen probably wasn t such a grand idea Craddock s ghost is faaaaaar from sweet, and Jessica s real motive behind the sale becomes crystal clear Revenge Is HEART SHAPED BOX perfect but it is an entertaining, gruesome, sometimes terrifying read and a great beginning for the talented writer Joe Hill.