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The Black Phone
The Black Phone | Joe Hill
7 posts | 5 read | 3 to read
From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short storyfrom Joe Hills award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts. Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . . Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . . Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . . John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .
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Rachiiebookdragon
The Black Phone | Joe Hill
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A good short story

I‘m excited to see what the film is like based on this.

4/5

Read for:

#TheNerdDaily2022ReadingChallenge
#PopSugarReadingChallenge2022

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candc320
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I absolutely love Joe Hill and have read everything of his other than this collection. I‘ve already got the other version of the collection - 20th Century Ghosts - but I just love this cover!!

michellelav Ou, I also love that cover! 11mo
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Twainy
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So that happened.

Christmas gifts part 2 & other assorted books from the past 3 weeks, THREE! Argh!

BOOK BAN JANUARY IS BACK ON! 😆

I need to get a couple bookshelves or I‘ll need a wood chipper soon!

Anyone else have a problem buying books?

BBA … Book Buyers Anonymous 🙌

DinoMom I forced a “no buy books for myself year” last year and then when January hit… I may have went a little crazy . So book buy ban is back on. Well sort off. My new deal is I have to read three books from shelf and then I am allowed to buy 1 new one. 😂. I also need BBA (edited) 13mo
Twainy @DinoMom I‘m going to have to pretend I didn‘t see your reply .. it was way too logical and might make my book buying ban more difficult to ignore. Again. 😆😳🤗 13mo
Roary47 Yep! I have a problem too. So far I haven‘t bought anything, but avoided the book section after a few doctor bills came in. Don‘t look over there, turn your head, keep walking… Kid 1: Mommy…can we look at the books. Eek!!! Me: Not this time sweetie. 😭 13mo
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Twainy @Roary47 noooo not children!!! They are book magnets!! You may need to concede defeat. There is no hope. 🤗 stay strong. (edited) 13mo
UwannaPublishme I went overboard myself, but I think @DinoMom ‘s suggestion is logical enough for me...especially during my weakest moments. 🤣 13mo
DinoMom @UwannaPublishme I am just finishing number third from my TBR bookcase and so I guess I get to get a new one. 🤔 … now to decide which one to get and the challenge of only buying just one. !!! 13mo
UwannaPublishme @DinoMom May the force be with you! 😆 13mo
Twainy @UwannaPublishme @DinoMom I wonder if ARCs count. They‘re technically books but they‘re free. (I‘m restraining myself from asking for a zillion) … entering every giveaway … thinking about bringing in books to the used book store for credit … 13mo
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deeannloso
The Black Phone | Joe Hill
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I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. It was originally called 20th Century Ghosts. #giveaway #JoeHill

deeannloso I couldn‘t finish this. It‘s terrible. I know they‘re novellas but they end so abruptly they don‘t make sense sometimes. 14mo
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MommyOfTwo
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My phone case, forgot to post yesterday. #📱 #ThisRemindsMeOf

Cheshirecat913 Very pretty! 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Love the colors 💜 5y
RadicalReader @MommyOfTwo most gorgeous phone cases are from the incredible iPhone creators. 5y
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Weave
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This was very short read (26 pages) and it packed a punch. Finney is kidnapped by Albert 'Al' and locked in a basement, where Finney finds an old black phone that is not connected but will help Finney to escape. I enjoyed this short story. Highly recommended.