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Original Kiwi© SKMB®
Apr 11, 2006
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.


#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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:


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Jan 6, 2015
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 :)
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