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Horns: A Novel

Horns - Joe Hill After Ig Perrish's girlfriend is murdered, he wakes up with horns coming out of his head. He also notices that those around him openly share their deepest secrets and desires. Does everyone have such horrible thoughts? I don't know if it was because I was listening to it on audio, but uncensored people are not fun to be around. I fear how many wrinkles this book may have caused me.I think part of my problem with this book is the humor was lost on me. All of the horrible thoughts people were having seemed like shock value to me. I love horror so it's not that I mind horrible thoughts or bad people, I was just having trouble getting behind everyone being that way. Every person Ig came across was worse than the last. I started wondering if my library had punked me.This book wasn't entirely without merit. Ig is trying to discover what happened to his girlfriend the night she was murdered. He learns that his horns also yield power over others. I found myself getting sucked in, but then inevitably something would force me back to thinking I hate this book and I can't wait for this to be over.Part of what made Horns so unlikeable was the characters were so unlikeable.I forgot there was going to be a movie with Daniel Radcliffe until someone mentioned it in a comment earlier this week. I guess my relationship with Horns isn't over yet as I will likely still watch the movie. I'm too curious not to see Harry Potter with horns. I'll just get drunk before I watch it.So, I'm obviously not recommending this to anyone. If you want to read Joe Hill, and I recommend that you do!, [b:Heart-Shaped Box|153025|Heart-Shaped Box|Joe Hill|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1328043955s/153025.jpg|1412280] was a great debut and [b:NOS4A2|15729539|NOS4A2|Joe Hill|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1369591617s/15729539.jpg|21408527] was awesome. I'm apparently the only one who didn't enjoy Horns, but I still can't bring myself to suggest you give it a try for yourself.