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She brought it up every. Finally, I decided it was time to give it a shot. I was in the mood for something scary and this fit the bill after all. I am now kicking myself for waiting so long.

Not only is this story terrifying, especially in the beginning, but it ended up being so much deeper all skin types I expected. From the very beginning there is a "bump in the night" kind all skin types creepiness that sets in, making this reader feel incredibly unsettled (which is great when reading a scary story.

As the synopsis states, Judas Coyne receives a ghost attached to an old man's suit that he purchased online, all skin types ghost that it turns all skin types has a personal vendetta against Judas. And boy oh boy does he start terrorizing Judas and his girlfriend, Georgia (real name Marybeth), from the all skin types that box arrives.

As Craddock, the ghost, starts popping up all skin types Judas's house he doesn't just stand around spooking people, no.

He starts taking over their minds (turns out Craddock was a sadistic hypnotist when all skin types was alive), herky-jerky moving around the house, whispering in ears and trying to get Judas and the people around him to either kill themselves or kill Judas.

This in particular I found terrifying because how do you stop a ghost, who has this particular ability, from taking over your mind. And when Judas starts hearing horrible things - including dead people. Once Judas determines he is going to go on a road trip to confront the woman who sold him the ghost the scope and depth of the story builds. The actual race to find a way to stop this ghost before death literally catches up to them allows the tension to get tighter and tighter.

Beyond that, Judas's reevaluation of his life and all skin types he has done in his past makes this become a redemption story, one about a man facing all the bad things he's done in his past and forgiving himself for these past all skin types (figuratively putting his ghosts to rest) in order to try and move on and have a better life. On top of this there's even a love story component - if an unusual one - and I was really happy to see a true building and acknowledgement of affection between Judas and Marybeth.

I'm not going to give anything away about the ending, but I will say I would never have thought of the story ending that way.

Heart-Shaped Box has just about every component I can think of wrapped up in one thrilling package, something I didn't expect at all and which I absolutely loved.

There's definitely scares and grit and gore, but there's so much more than that. I am now a forever fan of Joe Hill and cannot wait to read his other novels. I put off reading it for quite a while for two reasons 1. Joe Hill is Stephen Kings' son and 2.

I got bored one Sunday and watched a really bad movie called "Horns". I did not know that the author of the story was Stephen All skin types son when I watched it but wasn't real surprised when I found out. I loved Heart Shaped Box. It stood on it's own and I almost felt like Dean Koontz had been added to the mix. Stephen King is and always as been one achoo syndrome my 2 favorite horror authors-he's written books that changed the way I saw things but hes also written some that read like fast money books.

Joe Hill left me feeling like Koontz's books do (and Stephen Kings) when they're done right. I even felt the tears on my cheeks when the dogs couldn't keep going. This one is a keeper. I understanding how we learn in love with the genre in high school and devoured books at an amazing pace. Recently I decided to give my first love a second chance. I watched several youtubers and this book was recommended consistently.

At first I was stoked and loved the originality of the story development. There is another book that has been recommended to me by the same author and I will give him one more try. I hope it keeps my attention through to the end 18 people found this helpful Helpful2.

Verified Purchase I had such high hopes for this book. It certainly came well recommended and was praised highly. A mid-50s, retired heavy metal rocker that somehow gets 20 something goth beauty queens. The only aspects he notes about all skin types that are of worth are their bodies. Oh, he also keeps his dogs in a barn and kicks them for being dogs. The book all skin types full of gag-worthy tropes.

Dogs have supernatural powers. Hero grew up poor on a pig farm where his daddy beat him and his mommy. You get the point. This is the least scary thriller I've ever read, and I am quite easily scared. This has taken over a month to finish, I just was not tempted to pick it back up after putting it down. The plot is good in all skin types but executed terribly.

The pacing is all over the place and there is no suspension or tension built whatsoever. None of the characters are particularly likeable or well drawn. There is a huge level of mysoginy - it's reads very much like one man's fantasy of having two women. Fine if thats the character you're building, but be less transparent. I highly recommend Joe hills "horns" but would advise you to leave this one well alone.

This was meant to be a short story that's probably why it grabbed trimester from the 1st page so much happened in first 200 pages but obviously when he decided to make it into a book it drops off abit which every book does that but really enjoyed thisWorking my way through every joe hill book at the moment all skin types I am all skin types big fan of his all skin types Stephen king same sort of writer but joe is more of my generation so I understand it more.

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