If you love Stephen King then look no further than his son. Who’s pen name is Joe Hill.
Joe’s novel’s are absolutely brilliant. Here I’m going to give you a short and sweet review of each of his two best selling books, enjoy.
The Heart -Shaped Box – ‘Buy my stepfather’s ghost’ read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man’s suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphernalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock. But the rest of his collection doesn’t make the house feel cold. The bones don’t make the dogs bark; the movie doesn’t make Jude feel as if he’s being watched. And none of the artifacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life …
This is by far my personal favorite it keep me reading all day and I couldn’t put it down and finished it within three hours. It has plenty twists and turns as well as dealing with the characters emotional issues and giving the reader a deep insight to their circumstances and how they got where they are. It deals with very serious issues and concepts so it is not suitable for younger teenagers. At times it is very dark and disturbing but its an excellent read.
21st Century Ghosts - Imogene is young, beautiful, kisses like a movie star, and knows everything about every film ever made. She’s also dead, the legendary ghost of the Rosebud Theater. Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with a head full of big ideas and a gift for getting his ass kicked. It’s hard to make friends when you’re the only inflatable boy in town. Francis is unhappy, picked on; he doesn’t have a life, a hope, a chance. Francis was human once, but that’s behind him now. John Finney is in trouble. The kidnapper locked him in a basement, a place stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. With him, in his subterranean cell, is an antique phone, long since disconnected …but it rings at night, anyway, with calls from the dead…Meet these, and a dozen more, in 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS, irresistible, addictive fun showcasing a dazzling new talent.
This book is full of twisted ghost stories that will leave your head spinning. It manages to make you relive your deepest and darkest fears, and haunt you throughout the night. Each individual story is superbly well written and carefully crafted. It will sent chills down your spine throughout. I highly recommend you go out and buy both books now, you won’t regret it.