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Is Hill the new King?

Advantages: Great story telling techniques, Interesting characters, A good read
Disadvantages: A bit too long

Introduction I bought Heart Shaped Box'' on its original hard back release for one reason only; the writer. Joe Hill is the son of my favourite author Stephen King and I was intrigued to see if he had inherited his fathers writing talent. Altho ...

Drewster-Rooster 03.12.2011 · Read full review
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The perils of internet shopping

Advantages: Creepy, exciting, great characters, well written
Disadvantages: A bit long winded in places

Joe Hill I first heard of Joe Hill when I picked up his second novel, Horns in the library simply because I liked the cover. I know, I know – the one thing you should never do but sometimes it pays off and I really enjoyed the weird story of a tormen ...

misspurple7 24.07.2011 · Read full review
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The dead man's suit

Advantages: exciting, fetching characters, ghost story, rock star theme, unique
Disadvantages: none

Today I'd like to review the novel ,,Heart-Shaped Box" by Joel Hill. The dead man's suit I picked this book up after I saw an interview with Gerard Way, singer of my favourite Band My Chemical Romance. In the interview he was asked what he was re ...

morticiaaddams 27.09.2011 · Read full review
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Check under the bed before going to sleep

Advantages: I liked how it made you feel uneasy when you read it.
Disadvantages: I wasn't that keen on the ending.

I enjoyed this book, it makes you look behind you and look under the bed and in the cupboad before going to sleep. It's creepy but a little unrealistic. The book keeps you hooked and you want to know what happens. I didn't really like the ending though, I ...

susanmann 02.09.2009 · Read full review
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The haunting or the confusion of James Hastings?

Advantages: Good premise, good intrigue at times.
Disadvantages: Confusing and disappointing ending.

James Hastings' wife is dead... Her life ended suddenly and tragically, in an horrific accident that leaves her husband shattered. As he tries to come to terms with her death, he withdraws into his sprawling mansion and loses himself in drink and memorie ...

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Review of The Haunting of James Hastings - Christopher Ransom

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