Joe Hill Horns: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9780061147951

Horns: A Novel

3.92 avg rating
( 83,613 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061147951: Horns: A Novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Joe Hill has been hailed as "a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction" (Washington Post); "a new master in the field of suspense" (James Rollins); "one of the most confident and assured new voices in horror and dark fantasy to emerge in recent years (Publishers Weekly); a writer who "builds character invitingly and plants an otherworldly surprise around every corner" (New York Times).

This gifted and brilliantly imaginative author catapulted to bestsellerdom with the chilling Heart-Shaped Box and cemented his reputation with the prizewinning volume of short fiction 20th Century Ghosts. At last, the New York Times bestselling author returns with a relentless supernatural thriller that runs like Hell on wheels. . . .

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 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 more—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. . . .

Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster 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. . . .

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: Best known for his terrifying (really) debut novel, Heart-Shaped Box, and his famous dad, Joe Hill continues to make a name for himself with Horns, a dark, funny exploration of love, grief, and the nature of good and evil. Ignatius William Perrish wakes up bleary and confused after a night of drinking and "doing terrible things" to find he has grown horns. In addition to being horribly unsightly, these inflamed protuberances give Ig an equally ugly power--if he thinks hard enough, he can make people admit things (intimate, embarrassing, I-can't-believe-you-just-said-that details). This bizarre affliction is of particular use to Ig, who is still grieving over the murder of his childhood sweetheart (a grisly act the entire town, including his family, believes he committed). Horns is a wickedly fun read, and reveals Hill's uncanny knack for creating alluring characters and a riveting plot. Ig's attempts to track down the killer result in hilariously inappropriate admissions from the community, heartbreaking confessions from his own family, and of course, one hell of a showdown. --Daphne Durham

About the Author:

Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Fireman; NOS4A2; Horns, which was made into a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe; Heart-Shaped Box, which won the Bram Stoker Award and the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel; and the prizewinning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner Award–winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key. He lives in New Hampshire. 

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780061147968: Horns: A Novel

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0061147966 ISBN 13:  9780061147968
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011
Softcover

9780575120693: Horns

Orion ..., 2014
Softcover

9780575099999: Horns

Gollancz, 2011
Softcover

9780061945663: Horns: A Novel

Harper..., 2010
Softcover

9781848630567: Horns [tc]

PS Pub..., 2010
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joe Hill
Published by William Morrow (2010)
ISBN 10: 0061147958 ISBN 13: 9780061147951
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0061147958

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Joe Hill
Published by William Morrow (2010)
ISBN 10: 0061147958 ISBN 13: 9780061147951
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0061147958

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Joe Hill
Published by William Morrow (2010)
ISBN 10: 0061147958 ISBN 13: 9780061147951
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mad Hatter Bookstore
(Westbank, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Other than black mark on lower text block this is a tight and unmarked and unread copy.Joe Hill has been hailed as "a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction" (Washington Post); "a new master in the field of suspense" (James Rollins); "one of the most confident and assured new voices in horror and dark fantasy to emerge in recent years (Publishers Weekly); a writer who "builds character invitingly and plants an otherworldly surprise around every corner" (New York Times). This gifted and brilliantly imaginative author catapulted to bestsellerdom with the chilling Heart-Shaped Box and cemented his reputation with the prizewinning volume of short fiction 20th Century Ghosts. At last, the New York Times bestselling author returns with a relentless supernatural thriller that runs like Hell on wheels. Seller Inventory # 008853

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.95
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hill, Joe
Published by William Morrow (2010)
ISBN 10: 0061147958 ISBN 13: 9780061147951
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110061147958

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Hill, Joe
Published by William Morrow
ISBN 10: 0061147958 ISBN 13: 9780061147951
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0061147958 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0015510

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hill, Joe
Published by HarperCollins (2010)
ISBN 10: 0061147958 ISBN 13: 9780061147951
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
VJ Books
(Tualatin, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2010. hardcover. Condition: New. Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2010 NY: HarperCollins First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Seller Inventory # HILHORN01

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 101.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Joe Hill * SIGNED & Doodled *
Published by William Morrow (2010)
ISBN 10: 0061147958 ISBN 13: 9780061147951
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
First.Editions1st
(Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2010. Hardcover / Hardback. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First (1st) US Edition. Book is Unread . SIGNED & DOODLED by Joe Hill . Front/Back: New . Spine: New . Printing: 10987654321 . NOT price-clipped . Year: 2010. Signed by Joe Hill. Seller Inventory # 1032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 101.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 22.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds