Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review of Horns by Joe Hill

Title: Horns
Author: Joe Hill
Source: Bought on kindle
Series: Standalone
Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Summary:
At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.
Once the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more—he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.
But Merrin’s death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away. Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside. . . .
Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It’s time for a little revenge. . . . It’s time the devil had his due. . . 

This is such a strange book and I honestly I could not describe this book. This review will be quite short because I have no idea how to explain this. The only thing I can say is I enjoyed this book more than the first book in his Locke and Key series.

The story follows Ig who is dealing with the death of his girlfriend, Merrin. He is also living with everyone blaming him for her death. Ig wakes up from a night of drinking with horns on his head which gives him the ability to see peoples deepest and most disturbing desires.

I admit this book sounds so weird but it was so good. I laughed a lot in this book with things Ig came up with and this book made me mad and sad. It is not what I expected at all from this book. It is unique and like nothing I have read in a long time. 

I hope more people will check this book out, especially with the movie coming out soon. Please let me know if you enjoyed this novel as much as I did.

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