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ebook / ISBN-13: 9780575086814

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A darkly humorous horror that will get under your skin and have you questioning everyone you know . . . Read it if you dare . . .



Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache … and a pair of horns growing from his temples.

Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned American musician, and the younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more – he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.

Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone – raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances – with Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, Ig was and always would be guilty.

Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power – with just a touch he can see people’s darkest desires – to go with his terrible new look, and he means to use it to find the man 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.

Readers love Horns:

Truly scary and disturbing . . . I also loved the devilish humour inserted throughout the story’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘it wasn’t hard to get into the story because Joe Hill’s writing has this dark humour to it . . . he created such an amazing book with a concept that just blows my mind just think about it’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘This brutal and edgy story is a dark fantasy full of mystery and tension. The characters in this story are human, they’re likeable and they have their faults . . . What an incredible talent. Highly Recommend‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Hill crafts one fiery tale that is compact, emotional, and darkly fantastic . . . It’s a very easy, yet compelling read . . . if you like horror, dark fantasy or a thriller that’s a little bit out there, give this a try’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Becomes a unique mystery, love story, coming of age tale that brings all the characters to vivid life. It’s horrible, beautiful, emotional, darkly humorous and one of the best books I’ve read’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘I am so pleased to say that Joe Hill has followed in the footsteps of his father, the King of horror (see what I did there?!), and has adopted a writing style that keeps you engrossed . . . your heart will be ripped from your chest and squeezed until you sob over the pages of the book’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Reviews

'Simply put, Horns is fantastic - the author has managed to weave an incredible tale that combines elements of thriller, horror and fantasy and yet has become something very believable, convincing and utterly compelling.' *****
SFBOOK
I've read it a few times over the years and each time I come out of the experience having a completely new interpretation. Out of everything he's written, from his numerous short stories to his novels to his comics, it's Horns I always circle back to.
Tor.com
Horns was a terrific read which helps to bolster Joe Hill's already high status in my personal pantheon of storytellers/writers.
SFF World
After you've watched the movie, I'd whole heartedly recommend checking out the novel, its well worth the read.
Pissed off Geek
An instant classic, Horns commands the reader's attention from the first page to the last and serves as an excellent starting point for Joe Hill virgins. I, for one, can't wait to see the film adaptation, despite the fact that the Ig in my head bears no resemblance to Daniel Radcliffe. This is a must-read, if you haven't already, and well worth a revisit if you have.
Reader Dad
On the whole, I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone. It is wretched, witty, and enthralling. The writing is clever and masterful, despite the few faults I had. I think that if you are of a sensitive or conservative disposition, it might not be the book for you. It is a tragic love story, a murder mystery, and a supernatural fantasy with a dash of theological satire to sweeten the deal.
The Eloquent Page
Horns is pretty damn awesome. I have read my fair share of supernatural trhillers over the years but with Horns Joe Hill introduces something not seen before, it's not a complete embodient of the devil but holds in the lines. A perfect story that will creep you out and play with your emotions. And at the heart of it all yes a love story, gone wrong.
The Book Plank