Heart-Shaped Box

Author(s): Joe Hill

Science Fiction/Fantasy

'Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphanalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock. But the rest of his collection doesn't make the house feel cold. The bones don't make the dogs bark; the movie doesn't make Jude feel as if he's being watched. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life ...


Product Information

Superb, high-concept, claustrophobic supernatural thriller, a NY TIMES Bestseller Huge international critical acclaim from bestselling writers including Harlan Coben, James Rollins, Neil Gaimain, Scott Smith, Otto Penzler, etc. Neil Jordan (THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE) will write/direct the movie of HEART-SHAPED BOX. HEART-SHAPED BOX is a true spine-tingler ... right away there was a subtle line that made the hairs on the back of my neck go up in a way I haven't experienced since I first discovered great horror as a teenager ... it will haunt you and startle you and stay with you and yes, visit you in your dreams' Harlan Coben, No. 1 bestselling author of TELL NO ONE, on Amazon.com Hill's prose is lean and precise, and he renders Jude's world with impressive confidence ... not only well-written and terrifying, but also surprisingly moving' Scott Smith, bestselling author of THE RUINS and A SIMPLE PLAN, on Amazon. com Subtle and skilful ... a truly memorable debut' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review) Joe Hill's work has won many major awards.

"Hill's book is satisfyingly creepy and bleak, ideal for those who relish a good scare." WATERSONES' BOOKS QUARTERLY "A supernatural thriller which is well written, superbly paced, convincingly plotted and populated with intriguing characters, a story that will grip you from first word to last, the embodiment of the phrase page turner, and for a first novel that's damned good going." BLACK STATIC

Joe Hill has already won numerous lliterary awards for his acclaimed short fiction, which has appeared in literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America and been collsectexd together in the multi-award-winning 20th CENTURY GHOSTS. Joe lives in New England with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9780575081864
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Gollancz
  • : February 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2008
  • : December 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : General Adult
  • : 416
  • : Horror & ghost stories
  • : Joe Hill
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 813.6