Nos4a2

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • The message board is open 8:30am ET Tuesdays to 4pm ET Thursdays. Posts cannot be made outside of board hours.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

FlakeNoir

Original Kiwi© SKMB®
Moderator
Apr 11, 2006
43,212
171,234
New Zealand
I just started reading NOS4A2 yesterday. I'm very much enjoying it.
I thought it was Joe's best book so far.
Heart Shaped Box and Horns were both great too, but this had the edge for me.
Great story :)
Joe's work is great, I would say that N0S4R2 is my favourite, followed by Horns and then HSB.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
60,548
234,768
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
On another forum I visit, a lot of the folks on there seemed to think Heart Shaped Box was his best book, but I would disagree.
For me, NOS4A2 is a much better story :)
I can probably get HSB from the library - I just liked the fantasy elements and the covered bridge parts of NOS4A2 - is Heart Shaped Book similar?

'NOS4A2' Is Joe Hill's 'Carrie' | PopMatters

The above link is a good review - interesting - thanks for mentioning this other book! :cheerful:
 

MadBoJangles

Well-Known Member
Jan 6, 2015
255
1,282
39
Heart Shaped Box was more of an out and out ghost story.
There is a little more to it than that, but it didn't have the fantasy aspect of NOS4A2.
Also the "this is the good guy/bad guy dynamic" was a bit too simple (in comparison to NOS4A2) in my opinion.

That said, I still enjoyed it and would say it is definitely worth a read if you can find it :)
 
If It Bleeds - New Collection Coming 5/5/20 The Institute - Available Now Flight or Fright - Now Available in Trade Paperback!