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Heart Shaped Box

Postby mistyh on Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:51 pm

I'm new to this forum and fairly new to Joe Hill as well. I absolutely enjoyed Horns, and am halfway through heart shaped box and find myself falling attentatively behind. Does the book get better as it continues? I think I was expecting more of a shape shifting plot to play out. But so far, it seems pretty simplistic. Not that I think its bad, just was expecting more. Anyone share my sentitments?
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby Romeo_Haight on Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:07 pm

mistyh wrote: Anyone share my sentitments?

not really.
welcome nonetheless.
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby mistyh on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:07 pm

thanks for the welcome. Which book did you prefer?
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby Romeo_Haight on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:42 pm

i'm a bit lame. if i had to pick a favorite it would be 20th century ghosts because i love the short stories.
between novels.....ummmm....i suppose heart shaped box.
i just finished horns a few days ago.
i loved them both.
but heart shaped box.
yeah.
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby mistyh on Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:02 pm

finished heart shaped box last night. I liked horns more - but i like really sinister horror the best. Stuff that scares the crap out me and makes me want to sleep with the lights on. If i had to pick an all time favorite novel it'd have to be Swan Song - but that's just me.
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby Romeo_Haight on Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:13 pm

i couldn't pick a favorite. i could pick like my top 5 in no order.
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby LauraK on Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:44 pm

See now when I read HS-B and got to the part where he sees....what he sees....in the chair?

That scared the crap out of me.

It was late at night, husband and son were alseep....and I actually had to put the book down. :o And I never do that, lol!

It's all subjective as to favorites but I think everything I've read by Joe so far has been fantastic!
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby Betsy_Boo on Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:51 am

I love everything Joe does...but a favorite? That's hard. If you put a gun to my head I'd have to say 20thCG...but lately I haven't been able to get "Gunpowder" out of my head. I really do hope Joe writes more GP stories!
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby Romeo_Haight on Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:14 pm

Betsy_Boo wrote:I love everything Joe does...but a favorite? That's hard. If you put a gun to my head I'd have to say 20thCG...but lately I haven't been able to get "Gunpowder" out of my head. I really do hope Joe writes more GP stories!

where is gunpowder?
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby Romeo_Haight on Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:19 pm

Romeo_Haight wrote:
Betsy_Boo wrote:I love everything Joe does...but a favorite? That's hard. If you put a gun to my head I'd have to say 20thCG...but lately I haven't been able to get "Gunpowder" out of my head. I really do hope Joe writes more GP stories!

where is gunpowder?

forget it. i just looked it up. i'm not paying that much for 82 pages. nuh unh.
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby demorganakamark on Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:56 pm

Romeo_Haight wrote:
Romeo_Haight wrote:
Betsy_Boo wrote:I love everything Joe does...but a favorite? That's hard. If you put a gun to my head I'd have to say 20thCG...but lately I haven't been able to get "Gunpowder" out of my head. I really do hope Joe writes more GP stories!

where is gunpowder?

forget it. i just looked it up. i'm not paying that much for 82 pages. nuh unh.

Your loss...plus, its probably alot more expensive that when BB and the rest of us got it...
I agree with BB..I consider GUNPOWDER to be at the top of the mountain.
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby demorganakamark on Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:57 pm

THe only story that really didnt connect with me....maybe because of some of the actions of some of the characters at the beginnning was thumbprint.
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Re: Heart Shaped Box

Postby Romeo_Haight on Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:05 pm

demorganakamark wrote:Your loss...plus, its probably alot more expensive that when BB and the rest of us got it...
I agree with BB..I consider GUNPOWDER to be at the top of the mountain.

trust me. i'd love to get it.
but i am very unemployed currently and i got dirty looks for ordering horns and the locke and key hardcovers within weeks of each other.
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