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Horns By Joe Hill Horns 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 thou

  • Title: Horns
  • Author: Joe Hill
  • ISBN: 9780061147951
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Horns By Joe Hill 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 hIgnatius 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 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 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
    Horns By Joe Hill

    Horns Oct , Storyline After Iggy s long time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend Plot Summary Plot Synopsis Horns film Horns Rotten Tomatoes Movie Info Blamed for the murder of his girlfriend, a man Daniel Radcliffe awakes one morning to find he has grown a pair of horns Armed, now, with supernatural powers, he sets out to find the Horn anatomy Horns Netflix Horns R h m Fantasy Movies Accused of murder, Ig Perish wakes up one day to find he s grown a set of horns compelling people to confess their sins to him Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella horns th St, North Bergen . mi

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    1. Stephen on said:

      Joe Hill has the story telling gift and his terrific sopho effort catapults him onto my authors to watch list I had some heated internal debates regarding what final rating to tag this with as I vacillated between 5, 4 and 3 stars depending on where I was in the book, eventually settling on a very strong 4 I don t think this ratings quandary necessarily reflects uneven levels of quality in Hill s execution Rather, I think the back and forth resulted from the subtlety and complexity of the story [...]

    2. Kemper on said:

      Stephen King really messed up his son, Joe It s not surprising The children of famous people generally end up as tabloid fodder, and with King as a dad, I m shocked that one of his brood hasn t gone on an extended murder spree.King spends all day thinking of the most horrific shit possible to try and scare the collective pants off the reading public, and he had huge substance abuse problems when his kids were young So you gotta assume that the conversations went something like this Joe, get Dadd [...]

    3. Kelly on said:

      In order to enjoy this book for the disappointment it is, I suggest the following for the over 21 crowd Take one sip every time Someone exclaims any one of No Oh my God What ARE you A character or location from a Stephen King novel is mentioned You want to slap the main character and tell him to man up Merrin s hair is described The pace becomes inert The word devil appears Warning you may get intoxicated from this action alone The setting is either at the evil knieval trail or Lee s house His s [...]

    4. Becky on said:

      Remember, way back at the beginning of the year, when I said that I wanted to hump Hugh Laurie s leg for writing The Gun Seller After reading Horns, and just the ARC not even the finished, shiny and perfect masterpiece I want to hump Joe Hill s leg for writing it Not too long ago, I read Hill s short story collection, 20th Century Ghosts, and in the intro, Christopher Golden says that Hill is subtle writer, that his stories are promises fulfilled I think that Golden s words about Joe Hill are ev [...]

    5. Shannon on said:

      It s hard for me to rate this book On one hand I was hooked within the first 20 pages On the other hand though I found it emotionally draining and painful to read There s a quote that Ig reads to himself that I think sums up my feelings as well It goes against the American storytelling grain to have someone in a situation he can t get out of, but I think this is very usual in life I often read fantasy and paranormal books to escape the harsh realities of life It s the same reason I don t watch t [...]

    6. Dan Schwent on said:

      Ignatius Perrish s longtime girlfriend was murdered and the whole town thinks he did it but he s walking free because the evidence was destroyed After an all night bender, he wakes up with horns sticking out of his head that allow him to hear the thoughts of others When he learns the identity of Merrin s killer, things start spiraling out of controlFirst off, the good points Joe Hill s writing is a throwback to his father s early days, back when people had the guts to edit him and his still wrot [...]

    7. Anzu The Great Destroyer on said:

      I need three things to make the hurt go away and

    8. Matthew on said:

      Joe Hill writes from a dark and mysterious place When I read this book, I was enthralled and uncomfortable at the same time With every Hill novel I have read, the evil is unconventional and twisted In this novel, the protagonist connects with the dark forces through mysterious horns growing out of his head and it only gets stranger from there My guess is that 9 out of 10 readers will have no idea exactly what happened, but there is a good chance that most of them will have enjoyed it I was one [...]

    9. Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣ on said:

      I ll start by saying that I loved both the book and the movie Daniel Radcliffe did an amazing job at portraying Ig even if the actor looked a lot better than the book Ignatius.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, [...]

    10. Jadranka on said:

      Ig Peri , 26 godi nji mladi koji krade Bogu dane posle tragedije koja ga je zadesila, budi se jednog jutra mamuran, bez se anja na prethodnu no , sa rogovima na glavi Vrlo brzo uvi a da rogovi nisu samo ro nati izra taji, ve da zahvaljuju i njima mo e da sazna najgre nije misli ljudi oko sebe, kao i da uti e na njihove postupke Ig Peri postaje vrsni poznavalac univerzalnog jezika jezika greha Rogovi je drugi Hilov roman koji sam bila u prilici da pro itam prvi je bio Kutija u obliku srca i bogam [...]

    11. Charity on said:

      4.5 StarsWhen people saw me reading this they would ask if it was any good To say that this was good would be a massive understatement It was supremely good It was deliciously good It was piss your pants good It was leave the lights on all night good Yeah, it rocked I was haunted, I was chilled, I was tingled, I was addicted Putting the book down, even for a moment, was a hardship Hill wrote about a psychopath that was so real, so disturbing, so terrifying, that I just wanted to peel off my own [...]

    12. Bill Khaemba on said:

      The best way to get even with anyone is to put them in the rear view mirror on your way to something better Update Just watched the movie I would give it a 6 10 the book is still way better This book rapidly broke into one of the best books I have ever read In my small reading life, I have never come across a book that has such a bizarre concept with its own unique premise and an amazing story line that just leaves you I guess Satan was the first superhero In his first adventure, he took the for [...]

    13. Raeleen Lemay on said:

      After second reading VERY GOOD watch my video review here youtube watch v 8ZT4m3 First read in Nov Dec 2012

    14. Tally on said:

      I had high expectations for this book.It completely blew those expectations out of the water This review might end up as a bunch of disjointed thoughts, because I m having trouble organizing exactly how I felt Warning The beginning of this story is slightly soul crushing This book doesn t put a lot of faith in humanity, at least not in the beginning I won t disclose anything about the end As long as you don t take that aspect of it too seriously, it can be so good.The setting was superbly visual [...]

    15. Jennifer on said:

      This book was psychotic, sad, humorous, mysterious, and did I say psychotic Imagine waking up with a pair of horns growing out of your head and every person you encounter suddenly has a compulsion to tell you their darkest thoughts and actions Twilight Zone is a kid s show compared to this After pissing his pants, the main character Ig decides to make the best of this unbelievable situation The love of his life was murdered and he didn t do it But lucky for him, he can find out who did Process o [...]

    16. Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* on said:

      3.5 stars You think you know someone But mostly you just know what you want to know Of course I know by now that Joe Hill is none other than the son of the nearly worshipped Stephen King I keep seeing praise in my feed and groups about his work, but Horns is my first taste of what he s offering I d seen and loved the movie on Netflix a few months before reading this.Since the book and movie are so similar, there weren t surprises waiting for me That soured it a little but I still loved the story [...]

    17. Apatt on said:

      As Horns is basically about a man who wakes up one day and finds that horns have sprouted on his head it is very tempting to start with a very lame joke here is a guy who wakes up feeling horny LOL Fortunately I would never stoop to that level plus it has already been done.OK, so Ignatius Martin Perrish wakes up with a couple of horns and some supernatural power which most people would rather do without Horns starts off like some dark and surreal comedy but as the story unfolds the narrative ton [...]

    18. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      Well, I see a lot of reviewers liked this one I may not be the first, but if I am, please let me be the first to disagree Maybe it wasn t totally crap, but I found it a major disappointment.Let me say I liked Heart Shaped Box a lot It was a genuinely scary book that while it might not have broken totally new ground proved that the writer could do good psychological terror horror without resorting to cheap cop out This book, while not being terrible, was full of cop outs, stereotypes, and careful [...]

    19. Bark on said:

      Ignatius Ig wakes up from a drunken stupor to discover he has horns growing out of his head At first he believes he s losing his mind but quickly discovers that they are indeed real and come with a terrifying power that compel others to spill what they re really thinking and it s never all hearts and flowers either.Poor Ig learns things about those closest to him that would destroy most people and soon realizes he is completely alone A year earlier the love of his life, Merrill, was brutally rap [...]

    20. Puck on said:

      Oh, what a book How wicked, how sardonic, how devilishly good But with the main character called Ignatius which means fire or firey one , what can you expect Nothing better than a lovely strange story with well fleshed characters and a subtle creepy atmosphere, with the theme of revenge smouldering in the background One year ago Merrin Williams, Ignatius Perrish s girlfriend, was found raped and murdered in the woods Ig was the main suspect and although there was never any evidence to charge or [...]

    21. Gavin on said:

      I m not a giant fan of the horror genre, but I m glad I gave this book a chance as it was a decent enough read Horns was of a dark fantasy with a heavy dose of black comedy rather than your regular gore filled horror story, though it did have a few gory horror moments, and I think that is probably why I enjoyed it so much.Ignatius Perrish wakes up after a heavy night of boozing to discover he has grown a pair of horns At first he thinks he has simply lapsed into madness Who could blame him as h [...]

    22. Ashton Gibbs ♥ BB&B on said:

      Horns Joe HillBeauty, Books and BabbleAfter seeing the trailer for the movie adaptation of Horns, I naturally made the decision to read the book before watching the film, and after hearing nothing but good things about it from my brother, I couldn t wait to get stuck in.Horns follows the story of Ignatius Perrish, who is living in his very own hell where his childhood sweetheart and long term girlfriend, Merrin, has been murdered, and despite the lack of evidence, Ig is the prime suspect, and ev [...]

    23. Maciek on said:

      After a night of alcoholic indulgence and doing terrible things, Ignatius Perrish wakes up very hungover and very surprised he discovers that somehow when he was passed out a pair of horns grew on his head Understandably shocked by the fact, Ig at first tries to deny the very existence of his horns he it on booze influenced hallucinations Just to be sure, he decides to see a doctor and confirm that everything is all right with him Because the horns do feel very realThe visit to the doctor s brin [...]

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    25. Kandice on said:

      I want to start off by saying the copy of this book I read was a signed copy that was a birthday gift from a very dear friend It s the first signed book I ve ever owned, and I was excited by the fact that STEPHEN KING S son signed it than that it was signed by the author when I first got it Not any No one will ever replace King in my heart, but I now love Joe Hill for Joe Hill It doesn t matter who his parents are It s morbid, but I ve always been sad to think that someday King will stop writin [...]

    26. Robin (Bridge Four) on said:

      3.5 WWID What Would Ig Do StarsFor Halloween I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to try something a little different I thought this would be a horror novel, while it is disturbing at times it isn t scary and the dialogue is so smart as to make you really think There are a few theological statements that really made me think Statements like the one below sat with me for days Him and God are supposed to be at war with each other But if God hates sin and Satan punishes the sinners, aren t [...]

    27. Myke Cole on said:

      Horns is one of the best books I ve read in the last five years.I came to Hill via NOS4A2, which is the only book that ever truly frightened me in the way that some films can, initiating bouts of hypervigilance and night terrors that messed with my sleep for two weeks Horns is a very different book, haunting and beautiful to the same extent that NOS4A2 is creepy and vicious The so called horror elements of Horns serve the greater narrative goals of the book, so much so that they come across as e [...]

    28. Liz on said:

      Devil insideThe devil insideEvery single one of usThe devil inside courtesy of INXS and my 8th grade dance memories Ignatius Perrish wakes up one morning after a blackout night of drinking, only knowing that he s done terrible things, and looks in the mirror to find that he has grown horns Show of hands, who doesn t want to know where that s going If you just raised your hand, I say you lie Once I stepped into the world of Ignatius Martin Perrish, I didn t want to come out again My first thought [...]

    29. Allison (The Allure of Books) on said:

      I m really glad I picked this up Horror isn t really my thing, or at least it hasn t been I ve tried several times to read King, but so far he and I haven t clicked very well I ve been hearing a lot about Joe Hill lately because a few of my very good GR friends recently formed a group to talk about his books They invited me to it and I just though eh thanks but no thanks Then one day I clicked the link to read the summary of Horns and thought hey, cool cover Which, of course, being of the ooo, s [...]

    30. Jenny's Book Bag on said:

      My lazy blogger review Horns wasn t nearly as good as NOS4A2 I had a hard time making any emotional connections with the characters or the story in general It was just weird It had a mix of funny, boring, interesting Theological insight, and annoying sexual references For a while, it felt like a romance novel, which I don t like It s amazing how many times Joe can reference a penis, erections, and masturbation into a story rolling eyes I did like some of the theological observations This quote r [...]

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