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  1. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I've read all the Joe Hill books and my favorite was HSB. I have to ask if anyone has read Murder Past Midnight? I've just read it and I have to say I wasn't impressed. Maybe he has to get into the stride of changing tracks. It was ok, but I felt the dialogue was stilted, there were too many reused phrases and he was self conscious of trying a Raymond Chandler vibe. Anyone else?
  2. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    Both NOS4A2 and Horns are $1.99 for kindle as part of June's monthly deals on Amazon.
  3. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    I just got to that part :( I want to yell at Joe too lol. I started reading NOS4R2 a couple days ago and its so good, I've had a really hard time putting it down... now I'm trying to gather up the courage to pick it back up :(
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  4. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    Murder Past Midnight was written by an author whose name is Joe Hill but its not the same Joe Hill as the one who is SK's son. It's ok to dislike Murder Past Midnight lol
  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Thats twice I've been taken in by a name. I read something called Crossroads by another Stephen King.:hammer:
  6. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    well... with some trepidation, I picked up NOS4A2 again. This story is seriously captivating! I haven't read anything this intense since I read The Bodies Left Behind. I just wish I'd known I wouldn't be able to put it down before I started reading it... I would have finished the laundry first :(
  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I am glad you gave it another chance no bounce no play - it's the only book of his I have read so far and I enjoyed it very much
  8. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    I've heard alot of good things but have yet to read anything by Joe. Any suggestions where would be the best place to start??
  9. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Start with Heart Shaped Box. You won't be able to stop there.
  10. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    Just ordered this on amazon. Seems to have a great premise, and I already love the title having grown up listening to Nirvana. Thanks for the suggestion.
  11. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    That's where I started-and HSB is still my favorite! =D
  12. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    I don't think it was cross promotion as much as I think it was a result of a conversation between Joe and his dad. I can almost imagine it lol

    JH: Hey dad, do you mind if I mention Pennywise in NOS4A2?
    SK: I don't mind. Would you care if I mention Charlie Manx in Doctor Sleep?
    JH: I don't care... as long as I can also mention the True Knot :)
  13. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    I'm a little bit afraid to say this but... I think I like Joe's
    vampires in NOS4A2
    better than I like SK's
    vampires in Doctor Sleep
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  14. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    I finished NOS4A2 last night. I really really really like this novel. It had a great beginning, a great middle, AND a great ending. Even the acknowledgments and the note about the type were interesting lol. Be sure to read the note about the type :)

    There aren't too many horror writers who can portray female characters as well as JH did. Most horror novels have males as leading characters. I loved it that NOS4A2's leading character was a heroine rather than a hero :)

    This next compliment is going to sound silly but... Joe curses naturally. Many authors can't curse naturally and their character's lines are awkward.
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  15. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

  16. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    I've only read HSB, Horns and NOS4A2. The latter being more ambitious, but the first two were very streamlined and easier to read!
  17. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    So far, since my last post in this thread, I've read "Heart Shaped Box", which I loved, and "20th Century Ghosts", which I thought was really good minus a few stories (And a couple of great ones, like "Pop Art" & "Voluntary Committal"). As of right now, I'm 80 pages into "Horns" and so far loving it. He has a really great, sarcastic sense of humor that I really love. Thanks to everybody who made recommendations.
  18. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    I gather he is signing copies of "The Wraith" on Aug. 6 in NH. And then in the UK.
  19. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Pop Art is a classic. Have you seen this?
    Joe Hill Fiction | A place to get news on Joe Hill's novels, short stories, comics, films, and other projects
  20. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    I remember reading "Pop Art" before it was made public who Joe Hill really was, I thought it was sublime.

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