Just finished Heart Shaped Box

Joe's first novel.

Just finished Heart Shaped Box

Postby rebbie67 on Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:29 pm

:D I just finished Heart Shaped Box. Thank God the computers went down today at work & I sat right at my desk (like I owned it) and finished it up without interruption. What a great book. It's been awhile since I have read a good "ghost" story. I had to order the book in large print as my eyesight is quite awful, hence, not reading for awhile & was glad I did.

Now I'm just waiting for 21st Century Ghosts to come out in large print too so that I can read that as well.

I'm a huge fan of your Dad's & have read all of his (before eyesight issues) most of them more than once. I'm glad to see it runs in the family. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby KingoftheHill on Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:33 pm

Reb, I haven't read too many ghost stories in my time and HSB scared the sh!t out of me in places!!! Joe knew exactly how to get into your imagination and then prod a little further....

I hope your eyesight improves. We're helping my step-dad work through some vision issues.

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Ghost Stories

Postby rebbie67 on Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:00 am

Thanks Kingofthehill........probably one of the scariest ghost stories I have ever read (we are talking ghosts here) is Ghost Story by Peter Straub........scared the bejesus right out of me. :o I was pretty young when I read it & didn't sleep with the light off for many many moons................
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Postby Dana_Jean on Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:31 am

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Ghost Story

Postby rebbie67 on Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:38 am

Yes that is definately the case here......the book was much better than the movie. It's very good reading. However, since you've already seen the movie it might ruin it for you. The Shining also scared the crap out of me as well. I still can't go into a hotel hallway without looking behind me & then running because of those little girls.....creepy.
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Postby And_Goes on Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:27 pm

Instead of starting another thread I thought I'd add my thoughts on HSB on this one. :D

All I can say is...Dear Mr. Hill, this book gave me a tension headache all the way thru it...THANK YOU!!! You are definately on my favorite authors list...the ONLY other book that ever did that was McCammon's Swan Song which I re-read at least every year. Heart Shaped Box will now be added to that (very small) list of books I do that with. A friend of ours is getting us a copy of 20th Century Ghosts during one of your signings in Maine and now I so excited I can hardly stand it. Again, Mr. Hill, thank you so much for writing!

DJ, I thought the book Ghost Story definately had it all over the movie. But that's pretty much how I've felt about all of them I've seen! *snort*
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I shed a little tear!

Postby rat_girl on Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:47 am

I finished reading HSB last night, and I shed a little tear over chapter 51. =sigh!= what a lovely little moment! I'm quite proud of myself for reading every single word in the book, as usually severed limbs and the like make me pass out, but I was so gripped i didnt have chance to collapse! The book was so full of amazing imagery, I've been sketching bits of it all the way through! Loved it, cheers dude!
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Postby val04463 on Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:34 pm

*singing*

"Some times you need to go
where everybody knows your name...."



Even if some of us use made-up names!!
Cheers..right back at ya!
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Postby LauraK on Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:41 pm

Hey rat girl- are you going to share the sketches? I always like seeing others' perceptions of characters. :)

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Postby rebbie67 on Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:04 pm

Let's see some of that art work Rat Girl.......love seeing other work. I personally can not draw, however, my son is quite talented.
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Postby rebbie67 on Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:05 pm

:roll: and a happy monday to all.....
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Postby Dana_Jean on Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:52 pm

Hey rebbie, hope you have a great day.
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Postby sybil on Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:58 pm

yeah, i'd love to see some of the sketches. and welcome again!
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Postby val04463 on Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:41 pm

I might change Rat Girls name.....Maybe to Ben....ita...
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Postby rebbie67 on Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:48 pm

:o That's funny.....what do you think Rat Girl
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