Thursday, May 3, 2012

Heart Shaped Box

Title: Heart shaped Box
Author: Joe Hill
Genre: Horror
Sub-genre: Thriller, Suspense, supernatural
Pages:  376
Published: 2007
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 0061147931
Reader's Annotation: The dead rise again
Summary: Judas Coyne has a macabre collections of items but the heart shaped box he gets filled with a dead man's suit is like nothing he's ever seen before. The dead man, the stepfather of a former girlfriend starts to haunt him and his current girlfriend. Will they make it out alive?
My Evaluation: Holy son of a mother. This is probably the worst book I've ever read. It has way too much swearing for my taste and I swear the author (who is Stephen King's son) was on both acid and magic mushrooms when he wrote this. The supernatural elements are truly unbelievable. The supposed "horror" part of this book, is extremely sick and twist and while I'm a huge fan of Criminal Minds, this is just unbelievable. Not to mention there are a lot of triggers in here for me, and because this book was required reading for me, I wish it had included trigger warnings. It is an extremely disturbing book. In addition to this,  the ending makes absolutely no sense in compared to the rest of the book. It's all happiness and daises. It just does not fit.
Rating:  0 out of 5 (I would never in my right mind recommend this book to anybody. It's horrible!)