Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Heart-Shaped Box

Written by: Joe Hill

First line: Jude had a private collection.

Why you should read this book: Jude Coyne has all the right credentials for an aging rock star with a blasphemous heavy-metal catalog: a couple dead band mates, a comfortable country estate, a stunning girlfriend half his age, and a collection of unusual death-themed memorabilia, so it makes sense for him to buy a haunted suit off the Internet. The website may be a third-rate Ebay knockoff, but the merchandise is grade-A, top-notch, five-star quality ghost, and that's a lot more than Judas Coyne ever bargained for. This ghost doesn't bother rattling chains in the attic or wailing at the windows; the ghost is out for blood.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You are alone, at night, in a dark house, in a deserted area, without even a good dog for company. Seriously, this book is scary as hell, and I don't scare easy.

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