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Joe Hill

Post by Boris » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:06 pm

Joe Hill is Stephen King's son. I've been reading his books lately.

20th Century Ghosts was a great collection of short stories - some creepy, some scary, and some just interesting.

NOS4A2 is a disturbing tale about a girl who can summon a psychic bridge to anywhere and ends up finding a serial killer and his henchman on the other side. To me, this read like a Stephen King The Shining mixed with Ray Bradbury Something Wicked This Way Comes. I was cringing as I read many parts of the book and afterwards felt like I had to read something else to get rid of the aftertaste.

Good stuff if you like creepy-scary.

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Re: Joe Hill

Post by JimZipCode » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:48 pm

Hill is very good. My wife read The Fireman, and my bro-in-law just lent it to me. Hill wrote a novel that was adapted into a movie called Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which is very interesting and fairly good.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1528071/

I most know him for an AMAZING comics series he did called Locke and Key:

Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft https://www.amazon.com/Locke-Key-Vol-We ... 1600103847
Vol. 2: Head Games https://www.amazon.com/Head-Games-Joe-H ... 1600107613
Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows https://www.amazon.com/Locke-Key-Vol-Cr ... 1600109535
Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom https://www.amazon.com/Locke-Key-Keys-K ... 1613772076
Vol. 5: Clockworks https://www.amazon.com/Locke-Key-Clockw ... 1613776993
Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega https://www.amazon.com/Locke-Key-6-Alph ... 1631401440

All six volumes collected: https://www.amazon.com/Locke-Key-Slipca ... 1631401394

This is the best comic book stuff of the 2010s. Really really great. I'm trying to think what to compare it to? Sort of Stranger Things meets Sandman? No, that doesn't capture it.
Well whatever. Highly, highly recommended if you like graphic novels.
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Re: Joe Hill

Post by Boris » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:39 pm

I just don't read comics anymore like I did when I was younger, but I will try to check those out later today at the bookstore!

I finished Heart-Shaped Box - story of an aging rock star who collects macabre things and buys the suit of a dead-man and finds himself haunted by the previous owner. Really good!

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