Saturday, May 17, 2008

Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

I had really high hopes for this book due to all the hype and wonderful things I have heard about it. I was looking for a really good scare, and was greatly disappointed. What could have been a genuinely scary ghost story was long, drawn out, and ridiculous. And why do horror writers always have to kill dogs in their stories? that is always a big turn off for me no matter how much I am enjoying or looking forward to the book. I have also read that a lot of people feel that his writing is no where near the same style as his father's. I agreed until I got to the end. Very short chapters that describe one event to tie up loose ends were very reminiscent of some of King's work. Out of 5 stars, I give this one a 2.

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