Horns

  • by Joe Hill
  • Narrated by Fred Berman
  • 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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.

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Uncomfortable but compelling

I've seen the movie posters, so thought I'd give this book a try in case I go to see the movie.

Joe Hill is quite obviously the son of Stephen King! There must be something in the King genes?!

I've only listened to one Stephen King novel, The Stand, which I thoroughly enjoyed. For me, Horns had a very similar feel: the tone, the sentiments, even the narration...despite the story being completely different in itself.

Christians might feel uncomfortable with some of this book. And the number of seriously depraved people who live in one town is somewhat disturbing (unless of course, it's an effect of the horns?). In a Guardian interview, apparently Hill states "I don't think that many dedicated Christians would enjoy it, but not because the book is anti-Christian. I'm quite certain it isn't. I think they wouldn't enjoy it because it's so filthy ... one ungodly perversion after another,".................and that somes up things pretty well. Not sure I want to see the movie now, though.

It's a good listen, despite some of the disturbing imagery, in that you can't help but want/need to know what happens next. And the horned chap isn't necessarily the most evil bloke in the picture either.....

Very well narrated.
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- Robyn

Devilishly good.

I like my comedy quite black, waking up from a drunken night badly hungover with a set of horns growing from your head to me is a humouros story from the outset. There is a definite light dusting of black humour throughout the book, but it is not a comedy by any means. Very enjoyable book, if you are or are not a fan of his fathers books should not matter. Very nice pace to the story, starts perfectly with the waking up with horns moment and keeps you wanting to know more from 1 minute in right until the end. Easy contender for my top 5 all time favourites :)
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- Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2011
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited