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“***WARNING: This book is not intended for young readers. Adult audiences recommended due to language, and content. Readers, you’ve been warned.***
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“I didn't finish this book, didn't even come close to finishing it. Throughout the first six chapters, which is as far as I could force myself to go, there wasn't a character or a plot point or anything at all about this book that was interesting or engaging.
“Joe Hill is now a new favorite author. Ig wakes up after a drunken night he can not quite remember to find horns growing from his head. The people he encounters afterward are drawn into telling him their darkest fantasies and when he touches them he sees their past dark secrets.
I was hooked from page one. This books is part horror, part mystery, part love story. I will be reading it again soon.”
“Great paranormal/coming-of-age book. ”Kip Kennedy wrote this review Tuesday, April 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Simply fantastic. The best read I have had in ages. ”Andy Parkhill wrote this review Monday, April 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book kept me on the edge of my seat, I didn't agree with the ending but it was good”KMuirhead wrote this review Monday, March 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What to say, what to say?
This is only the second Joe Hill novel I've read and while it was fairly good it was no where nearly as great as Heart Shaped Box. Mayhap I simply wasn't paying much attention to the story but there were a few things that were left unexplained. Such as, the big one, why did what happened to Iggy happen in the first place? Having read this one and Heart Shaped Box, I think Mr. Hill has a long and rewarding life as a beloved author to many. I cringe at even mentioning his father here, but, let's face it..........there can only be one King.
Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache......and a pair of horns growing from his temples.
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 has enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and youner 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 Merrins' 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 book was incredibly wonderful and New. Ive never read anything quite like this book. I was enthralled completely. Not often do you read a book and find yourself thinking about it days later. This book was amazing.”VJ wrote this review Friday, March 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“He has horns growing out of his head & he hears the truths better left alone. How can he possibly cope. Joe Hill takes the concept of what makes a devil or an angle & turns is on its head.”Celtic_Witch wrote this review Monday, February 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved this book! Came across it while compiling a list of upcoming Book to Film projects and once started, couldn't put it down. A real page turner. I thought it was a highly original and inventive horror/fantasy novel. The profusion of pop culture, devil related references provided a level of black comedy that had me lauging out loud. At the same time, Mr. Hill provided a sympathetic hero and compelling narrative which kept me emotionally involved in the story. The horrifying climax should satisfy all fans of the macabre. ”Tom Austill wrote this review Monday, January 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had no idea Joe Hill was Steven King's son, until after I had finished the book. Horror is not usually my genre, but someone recommended “Horns” to me as one of the scariest books they had ever read. While I did not find it scary, I did think it was a good story.
I didn't love it, but I also didn't hate it. Most reviewers didn't like the time shifts, but I found it to be a very creative way to tell a story. I loved the characters I really liked how one of the main characters was dead before you ever opened the book.
I think part of my problem with this book is that I wouldn't classify it as horror. It certainly started out with a bang with Ig waking up with horns and people telling him their most private and disturbing thoughts. But, from there, it wound down into a love story and the fight between good and evil. A good story, no doubt. Joe Hill is a fantastic writer and I will definitely read more of his work. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good quick read.”
“(título em português: O Pacto).
O autor se superou e escreveu um livro melhor que o anterior ("A Estrada da Noite"). Daqueles livros que vc não larga... Deu outro significado à expressão: "Está no inferno, abraça o capeta"...”