Heart-Shaped Box

Heart-Shaped Box Review

Aging, self-absorbed rock star Judas Coyne has a thing for the macabre -- his collection includes sketches from infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull from the 16th century, a used hangman's noose, Aleister Crowley's childhood chessboard, etc. -- so when his assistant tells him about a ghost for sale on an online auction site, he immediately puts in a bid and purchases it.

The black, heart-shaped box that Coyne receives in the mail not only contains the suit of a dead man but also his vengeance-obsessed spirit. The ghost, it turns out, is the stepfather of a young groupie who committed suicide after the 54-year-old Coyne callously used her up and threw her away. Now, determined to kill Coyne and anyone who aids him, the merciless ghost of Craddock McDermott begins his assault on the rocker's sanity.

Title:Heart-Shaped Box
Edition Language:English

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  • Will Byrnes

    When aging, retired rocker Judas Coyne buys a ghost on-line, he gets more than he bargained for, as the ghost, which arrives by way of a used suit in a heart-shaped box, is no benign spirit. I was mos...

  • La Petite Amricaine

    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 t...

  • Delee

    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 ...

  • Dan Schwent

    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 spect...

  • megs_bookrack

    10/2/18: Hey. Hey you! Are you looking for an original ghost story to read this month? I would like to put forth Heart-Shaped Box as a contender. Original and just damn cool, this is the perfect Spook...

  • Sr3yas

    Imagine a ghost! Not 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. ...

  • Anne

    It took me more 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 fr...

  • Hannah

    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 1...

  • Mohammed Arabey

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  • Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

    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 go...