Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pre Pub Book Buzz -- Horns by Joe Hill

I love Joe Hill!

I love horror and he's one of the most fabulous (and there have been some others lately as well) new authors in the genre. It's really exciting for a reader like me who's always looking for a great new horror read.

I'm sure you've heard of Hill by now. I'm sure you've read Joe Hill by now. And if you haven't then shame, shame on you. You have no idea what you're missing.

Initially, the fact that Hill was the son of none other than Stephen King - the King of horror himself - was kept very under wraps. I'm pretty sure almost everyone is aware of it now and doesn't care. Hill has proven himself to be a fine writer with his own style and has already earned much deserved awards and accolades for his novel, short stories, and graphic novels.

I do think it's a credit to his father and mother that Hill was obviously raised in a household that nourished his creative talents. I think this must be the case in just about any family where folks and kids are in artistic industries. Just me, though.

Anyway, I am sure that I am just one of many who have been waiting for Hill's new book to hit shelves, and the time is almost here!

Here's what HarperCollins is saying about Horns:

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.

So begins a twisted, terrifying new novel of psychological, supernatural suspense called HORNS from Joe Hill, the bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and 20th Century Ghosts. By now you should have the ARE. HORNS is one of the most original and deliciously frightening novels of the supernatural I have EVER read...

Joe Hill has posted an interview on his page joehillfiction.com that I think you'll find quite interesting. It's all about Horns, Hill's work, his inspirations, and other fun tidbits. You can also see (another post) if Hill is going to be in your area for his tour (not mine, sadly).

Horns is due out on February 16, so get ready!


Icedream said...

I've already got it on pre-order. :)

Diane said...

I hope I get the chance to read/review this one too. I thought his first book Heart Shaped Box was very good.

Cheryl said...

I have to pick up a copy of this book. I really enjoy this author as well

Jennifer said...

Who-hoo! I might just have to splurge and get that.

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

I, too, love Hill's writing. Believe it or not, I read his HEART SHAPED BOX not knowing about his "family ties." It's hard not to see the "King" in him shining through (pun intended!).

Vickie said...

What I admire about him is that he didn't publish under his family name. He did this on his own.
I will get to his books one day.

Becky LeJeune said...

Vickie, I would recommend starting with his short story collection. It's amazing!