Heart-Shaped Box

I can find no better way to say good-bye to the month of love, than the work of Kurt Cobain and Joe Hill. Hill (son of my favorite writer of all time–THE Stephen King), wrote a horror novel titled the same as the smash hit from this grunge rock band.

The slaying tune is the perfect match for Joe Hill’s horror hit. Although the only thing shared is the title, I can imagine rocking out to this while reading. Can’t you? So for those who love horror…give it a try and celebrate the end of February with a good scary story.



Aging, self-absorbed rock star Judas Coyne has a thing for the macabre — his collection includes sketches from infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull from the 16th century, a used hangman’s noose, Aleister Crowley’s childhood chessboard, etc. — so when his assistant tells him about a ghost for sale on an online auction site, he immediately puts in a bid and purchases it.

The black, heart-shaped box that Coyne receives in the mail not only contains the suit of a dead man but also his vengeance-obsessed spirit. The ghost, it turns out, is the stepfather of a young groupie who committed suicide after the 54-year-old Coyne callously used her up and threw her away. Now, determined to kill Coyne and anyone who aids him, the merciless ghost of Craddock McDermott begins his assault on the rocker’s sanity.



  • James H
    February 23, 2016

    Thank you Amy, I will definitely add it to my list

  • Kathy Palm
    February 23, 2016

    Ah! I haven’t read that! What a tragedy!

  • madilynquinn01
    February 23, 2016

    I read this a while ago! It was pretty good! Hill, fortunately, doesn’t have the penchant like his dad for the unhappy ending haha

  • Carrie Wilmont
    February 24, 2016

    Stephen King is a legend! I’ll have to pick this one up to see how he compares to his dad. I’m sure with some tips from the Legend himself, he’ll only get better with time! I love a good horror book that can make you want to sleep with the lights on! My best friend just read a book called “Lucifer’s Son”, http://www.mavrodisergey.com/. It’s by a Russian businessman named Sergey Mavrodi, and she said he’s been compared to Stephen King in his writing. So now I have two books to snag! Thanks for this suggestion and review!

  • lexc13
    February 24, 2016

    Loved that book.

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