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Heart-shaped Box

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"Wild, mesmerizing, perversely witty....A Valentine from hell." --Janet Maslin, New York Times

The publication of Joe Hill's beautifully textured, deliciously scary debut novel Heart-Shaped Box was greeted with the sort of overwhelming critical acclaim that is rare for a work of skin-crawling supernatural terror. It was cited as a Best Book of the Year by Atlanta magazine, the Tampa Tribune, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and the Village Voice, to name but a few. Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling Neil Gaiman of The Sandman, The Graveyard Book, and Anansi Boys fame calls Joe Hill's story of a jaded rock star haunted by a ghost he purchased on the internet, "relentless, gripping, powerful." Open this Heart-Shaped Box from two-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Hill if you dare and see what all the well-deserved hoopla is about.

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 133.6 x 204.22 x 24.38mm | 299.37g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061944890
  • 9780061944895
  • 127,668

Back cover copy

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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Review Text

Aging death-metal rock legend Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for...
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Review quote

"A fast-paced journey on wheels borrowed from hell's used-car lot, and there aren't a lot of comfort breaks...The pictures [Hill] painted colored my dreams and darkened my mood even after I'd put the book down."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
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About Joe Hill

Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Fireman; NOS4A2; Horns, which was made into a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe; Heart-Shaped Box, which won the Bram Stoker Award and the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel; and the prizewinning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner Award-winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key. He lives in New Hampshire.
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Rating details

91,252 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 28% (25,636)
4 38% (34,684)
3 25% (22,803)
2 7% (6,118)
1 2% (2,011)
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