Horns
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Horns

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Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples.

At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.

Once the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more—he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.

But Merrin's death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away. Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside. . . .

Title:Horns
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0061147958
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:370 pages

    Horns Reviews

  • Stephen
    Mar 13, 2010

    Joe Hill has the story-telling gift and his terrific sophomore effort catapults him onto my “authors-to-watch” list. I had some heated internal debates regarding what final rating to tag this wit...

  • Kemper
    Mar 20, 2010

    Stephen King really messed up his son, Joe. It’s not surprising. The children of famous people generally end up as tabloid fodder, and with King as a dad, I’m shocked that one of his brood hasn’...

  • Kelly
    Mar 27, 2010

    In order to enjoy this book for the disappointment it is, I suggest the following for the over 21 crowd:Take one sip every time...: Someone exclaims any one of: "No!"; "Oh my God!” “What ARE you?...

  • Becky
    Jan 02, 2010

    Remember, way back at the beginning of the year, when I said that I wanted to hump Hugh Laurie's leg for writing The Gun Seller? After reading Horns, and just the ARC - not even the finished, shiny an...

  • The Holy Terror
    Feb 23, 2010

    It's hard for me to rate this book. On one hand I was hooked within the first 20 pages. On the other hand though I found it emotionally draining and painful to read. There's a quote that Ig reads to h...

  • Dan Schwent
    May 24, 2013

    Ignatius Perrish's longtime girlfriend was murdered and the whole town thinks he did it but he's walking free because the evidence was destroyed. After an all night bender, he wakes up with horns stic...

  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    Sep 07, 2012

    I need three things to make the hurt go away:and...

  • Jadranka
    Oct 02, 2012

    Ig Periš, 26-godišnji mladić koji krade Bogu dane posle tragedije koja ga je zadesila, budi se jednog jutra mamuran, bez sećanja na prethodnu noć, sa rogovima na glavi. Vrlo brzo uviđa da rogovi...

  • Charity
    Mar 27, 2010

    4.5 StarsWhen people saw me reading this they would ask if it was "any good." To say that this was good would be a massive understatement. It was supremely good. It was deliciously good. It was piss-y...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Oct 07, 2012

    *After second reading*VERY GOOD. watch my video review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZT4m3...*First read in Nov/Dec 2012*...