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Horns
Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
Joe Hill has been hailed as "a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction" (Washington Post); "a new master in the field of suspense" (James Rollins); "one of the most confident and assured new voices in horror and dark fantasy to emerge in recent years (Publishers Weekly); a writer who "builds character invitingly and plants an otherworldly surprise around every corner" (New York Times).This gifted and brilliantly imaginative author catapulted to bestsellerdom with the chilling Heart-Shaped Box and cemented his reputation with the prizewinning volume of short fiction 20th Century Ghosts. At last, the New York Times bestselling author returns with a relentless supernatural thriller that runs like Hell on wheels. . . .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 morehe 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. . . .Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new looka macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge. . . . It's time the devil had his due. . . .
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bthegood
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I enjoyed this book - there were a couple of spots where the story moved slowly for me but overall I liked the idea of the devil in all of us and love, revenge and redemption.
Finished the book and made good progress on His Burial Too - so #20in4 was a success. Thank for hosting @Andrew65
And now I have one book on my May #BookSpinBingo

Make a great day everyone 😀

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏 🙌 👏 👏 🍾🥂🥳 9mo
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bthegood
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#20in4 Thanks for hosting @Andrew65
Plan to finish Horns and get a good start on His Burial Too -

#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn
Did not get a #BookSpinBingo for April but enjoyed trying and lost count of days I worked out - so next month I will set the goal of keeping better count of that 😂

Make a great day for someone - 🌞

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 😊 9mo
wanderinglynn 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 keep making good progress! 🙌🏻 9mo
bthegood @Andrew65 @wanderinglynn thx for hosting and for your support - 9mo
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bthegood
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#BookSpinBingo for May @TheAromaofBooks

May finish two more this week for April (tagged and Dorothy Must Die) -

Picking up some new books at the library today for May -

Make a great day everyone - 🌞

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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bthegood
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive - thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I am grateful I have the opportunity to make my days - so I will try to make someone else's day too 🌞

julieclair The principal at my kids‘ middle school always ended the daily announcements by saying, “Have a great day or not, the choice is yours.” The students usually rolled their eyes, but I always loved that saying! 9mo
WJCintron 😃🙌 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So true!! Thank you for sharing!! 💛 9mo
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bthegood
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Reading two books from same family (literally), and a retelling of Wizard of Oz, enjoying all three, but life got in the way recently (although it is fun, good stuff) so I haven't been spending much time reading. Hope to finish all three by end of the month.

#BookSpinBingo
@TheAromaofBooks

Make a great day everyone 😊

TheAromaofBooks My reading has been very uneven this month... it's kind of following the weather, which has been all over the place!! 😂 10mo
bthegood @TheAromaofBooks omg yes🤣 10mo
WJCintron @TheAromaofBooks @bthegood Me too! I don't know what's going on with April. I think I've only managed to finish one or two books!!! 😱 😭 9mo
bthegood @WJCintron 👍 (edited) 9mo
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bthegood
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“Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things.“

#FirstLineFridays (on Saturday 🙂)
@ShyBookOwl

Make a great weekend everyone 🌷

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TheNeverendingTBR
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This is a fantastic example of book perfection, I have never read anything quite like this one before.

It was unputdownable and the quickest I've ever read a book.

It's a very dark, wicked and entertaining read.

Moony Such a cool cover 😍 11mo
KathyWheeler I loved this book. I actually haven‘t read anything of Joe Hill‘s that I didn‘t like. 11mo
braddsibbersen Isn't it just The Satanic Verses but less pretentious? 11mo
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TK-421
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“It did no good to tell himself that it was all in his head if it went on happening anyway. His belief was not required; his #disbelief of was no consequence.” #QuotsyOct21

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monalyisha
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Today is my 6th wedding anniversary. Only 660 more years until we assume our final form! 😈🖤😈

Lindy Congratulations 🎉 😈 1y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Happy Anniversary! Here‘s to 660 more! 😈❤️ 1y
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vivastory
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One of the few Hill books that are still TBR, this one definitely has #mischievous vibes
#maycharacters @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Therewillbebooks This might be my favorite Hill novel. 2y
Twainy Ya know I own this book on CD I‘ve had it so long ... I‘ve borrowed it to people & never read it myself ... I own & have read/listened/watched everything he‘s written ... omg I have Heart-Shaped Box on CD too & not read it ... I was just wondering why I couldn‘t find either of these in hardcover at B&N ... I love Joe Hill ... WHATS my problem. I need to add those to my TBR. I‘ve just lost respect for myself. Ugh thank you. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve never read his books! 2y
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Eggs 👏🏻📚👏🏻🥳👍🏼 2y
Phelangies Loved horns. Have fun 2y
persephone1408 I just bought this book. I loved the movie! I'm gonna read it soon.😀 2y
vivastory @Therewillbebooks Really? Now I'm even more intrigued by it... 2y
vivastory @Twainy Heart-Shaped Box is great! Looking forward to your thoughts on this one! 2y
vivastory @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks He's definitely one of my favorite living horror writers 2y
vivastory @Phelangies Looking forward to it! 2y
vivastory @persephone1408 I saw the movie when it came out & remember really enjoying it 2y
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Addison_Reads
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Great deal today in the US for 4 Joe Hill books.
Link below. 💀
https://www.amazon.com/Joe-Hill-Heart-Shaped-Century-Ghosts-ebook/dp/B00KVIBX2U/...

amywithbooks N0S4A2 is my favorite book by him! Great deal! 2y
vivastory Wow... this is such a great deal!! 2y
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InkedBookworm13
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J♦️- Horns
17/52 for #TBRDeckofCards

Soubhiville I loved this book! It‘s creepy and weird. 💚 2y
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DrLReads
Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
Pickpick

This was a riveting read from start to finish. And at time‘s, deeply moving. Strongly recommend. CN: violence, assault.

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DavidDiamond
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I was initially put off reading this because the book cover I saw had Harry Potter with horns on his head...yeah, no. I should have remembered the old adage: Never Judge a Book by it's Cover!
Yet knowing how much I enjoyed NOS4A2, I gave it a shot.
Glad I did!
What a fun, twisted tale this was!

TheNeverendingTBR Such a great, fast paced read! 👹 2y
TrishB This is a good read 👍🏻 film isn‘t bad either if you can get over the HP link! 2y
DavidDiamond @TrishB I plan on watching it tonight! 2y
Kimberlone The movie adaptation stars Daniel Radcliffe and is quite good! 2y
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HeathHof
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In my opinion the book was WAYYYY better than the movie but that's usually how it goes. I didn't care for it much but here's to (+6 pts) for #teamharkness #scarealathon2020 @StayCurious (Total pts. 160)

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Patchshank
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wanderinglynn Love Gaiman! 👍🏻 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
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cleoh
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Bailedbailed

While the premise was interesting, the first 20 pages had too many slurs in them to make the story even a little enjoyable.

TheNeverendingTBR I loved this 2y
LiteraryinLawrence That bothers me in books too. 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Yeah I don't like slurs either. Or too much cussing. Ijs. 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Is this the book that the Daniel Radcliffe movie is based on?!? I loved the movie! I had no idea it was a book! ❤️😍❤️ 2y
cleoh @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I this so! I haven‘t seen the movie yet but I want to! 2y
cleoh @LiteraryinLititz @Booksy it definitely depends on the book for me, but this was published in 2009 (I think) and 2020 does not need any more encouragement to get worse 2y
cleoh @TheNeverendingTBR glad to hear it! I have no doubt that Joe Hill is a talented writer, I just think this isn‘t the book for me to start reading his work 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @cleoh It‘s definitely a very rough watch, but oh my goodness was it worth it! It‘s upsetting and beautiful simultaneously. ❤️😊❤️ If the slurs made you stop the book, however, I may suggest being in a good headspace and maybe having someone there to watch it with. 😅 2y
cleoh @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm that‘s good to know! I really like horror, but it‘s good to know that I should watch with caution 💜 (edited) 2y
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bookish6
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I have been told by so many people to read this book and I am glad I finally did!

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Legendofcool
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Very twisted book! Joe brings forth alot of his father's influence in the remarkable settings and their eeriness. Reminded me of It in a few spots in the book. Really good listen!

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Legendofcool
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Newest listen, already twisted!

bibliobliss Joe Hill's mind is twisted...much like his father's, maybe more so. Isn't it great? ;-) 3y
Legendofcool Indeed! I think he is alot more twisted then his dad haha. I might watch the movie after I'm done with the book. 3y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#65 of my year. My first time reading his books and I can‘t wait to dive in! I will try my best not to compare him too much to his fathers books lol 😅 looking forward to hearing his voice as a writer 🧐

phantomx From just reading Joe Hill's Locke & Key series, his writing and storytelling is amazing, and it does feel and sound different from Stephen King's. Most of Joe Hill's characters, even the most minor character, are given important roles, and the worlds he constructs are so vivid, yet frightening. If you like Horns, then I would also recommend reading The Fireman and NOS4R2. 3y
Caffeinated_Reader @phantomx awesome thank you so much. I definitely enjoyed this book. It pulled me in with the humor first. Ig is a hilarious character, complicated too. I will most definitely check out more books by Joe Hill! (edited) 3y
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AdamCaron
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Pickpick

I'm not much for horror but this book for me hooked fast and I really loved it. Very dark story and will definitely make you think.

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Kaila-ann
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Pickpick

Definitely different but a good story. It did drag a little bit in the middle when talking about the childhoods of the main characters but the backstory is important so you get through it. The ending was sat but sort of beautiful. Overall a solid pick and a good read.

Rissreads This is waiting for me on my tbr shelf! 3y
Kaila-ann @Rissreads it‘s a good one, I enjoyed it 😊. 3y
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magyklyXdelish
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📚 Horns - Joe Hill
📝 Hill, Joe
🎥 The Hateful Eight
🎤 HIM / HELLYEAH / Hollywood Undead (I cant choose)
🎵 Holding on to Hell - Gin Wigmore

#manicmonday #letterH

vivastory Excellent choices! 3y
JoScho 💚💚💚 3y
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magyklyXdelish
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Hot damn, I loved this book so much! It‘s beautiful and tragic and so suspenseful. There was a part towards the end where Ig reads a letter that had me sobbing. The only thing that didn‘t make this a 5 was the slow pacing when discussing their childhood. But joe is a brilliant writer and I can‘t wait to read more of his work!

#review #booked2020 #bookworm

vivastory This is one of the few Hill books I've yet to read & I'm thinking of moving it up my TBR after your posts 3y
magyklyXdelish @vivastory I look forward to seeing what you think when u do read it! This was my first Joe Hill book. I‘ve been putting off NOS4A2 because of the length but I think next month I‘m going to tackle that one. (edited) 3y
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magyklyXdelish
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I can‘t really unblur the rest because her final msg to him could be considered a spoiler. But I couldn‘t continue past this point without making a post. Holy shit, I can not remember crying like this for a book in a while. Just straight up sobbing. Man, this book is full of surprises.

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BarkingMadRead
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#doublespin done @TheAromaofBooks moving on to my #triplespin after a few chapters of Sense and Sensibility with the #pemberlittens #bookspin #bookspinbonanza

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! You're making great progress!! 3y
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magyklyXdelish
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Slow at work so I‘m getting further in Horns and enjoying more #LitsyLove 🤗 tomorrow my cards will be here and I can start replying! I‘m excited 😊 Thank you @Stacypatrice 🌞🌻

Sleepswithbooks Yay!! You‘re welcome 😊 📝✨ 3y
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magyklyXdelish
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Spending my afternoon continuing Horns and reading my #litsylove letters 💗💗 thank you guys! I can‘t wait to write back. I ordered some cards so I‘m just waiting for those. You guys made my afternoon! 🌻🌞

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @catiewithac

catiewithac 🤩 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! 📪💌❤️ 3y
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BarkingMadRead
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Next up, my #doublespin from the #bookspinbonanza thanks to @TheAromaofBooks for helping me whittle done my TBR piles! #joehill

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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magyklyXdelish
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#talkaboutitWEDNESDAY lol

😁 it‘s really good and I didn‘t think I could be shocked yet here I am. Lol

@BayouGirl85

BayouGirl85 Happy to hear you are surprised. I will leave the suspense to you. 3y
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magyklyXdelish
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Just started the next book from my library haul. Literally only 15 pages in and I get this gem. This book is already very promising, also incredibly offensive in certain parts. This should be a fun ride, hopefully.

#currentlyreading #booked2020 #bookworm

Catherine_Willoughby First part of the book is very funny - earlier scenes from movie ... alters from Movie very soon 3y
magyklyXdelish @Catherine_Willoughby I haven‘t seen the movie yet which I think is a good thing. So I won‘t know what I‘m getting into. I do plan to watch the movie when I‘m done tho! 😊 3y
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LazyOwl
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Pickpick

Progressive suspenseful story that reveals details piecemeal throughout the story.

I felt the ending was a little disappointing and I would have preferred a different outcome.

Nonetheless still a good read at 4 out of 5 stars.

Further in the comments.

LazyOwl Parts of the story alludes to something Ig can't quite remember, which felt like it was supposed to be quite significant, but when revealed was a bit unimaginative and disappointing. 3y
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Phelangies
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I admit, I watched the movie and loved it. After watching it for the fourth time, I saw that this was a book I went to my local used bookstore and bought it. The story was on par with the movie, but it was far more into how the horns came to be, how they work, the whole devil mindset. The writing itself was simplistic. Recommend reading for a light read journey.

diovival I've really enjoyed his books. 3y
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Emilymdxn
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I enjoyed this more than I was expecting to - a coworker meant it to me and I wasn‘t sure for a while, but I liked the narration and found it quite page-turner-y, with some lovely turns of phrase and I found the treehouse of the mind fascinating. Not totally my thing overall, a lot of words spent illustrating how awful people all are which I found a bit ‘I‘m so edgy‘ but I did enjoy reading it mostly and got through it quickly so it‘s a pick.

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ElizaMarie
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Day 23:

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

1 point participation + 3 points scary movie = 4 points

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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ElizaMarie
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So best part of this contract is I can go home often. (And watch my frenchies play fight) Also the commute home let me finish this amazing book. Don‘t know what to say other than wow :) I am hoping to watch the movie tonight.

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

1 point participation + 10 points theme book (demons) = 11 points

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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ElizaMarie
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Just downloaded this one for my Houston Traffic and then my drive home (Wednesday) book :) I‘m excited I heard good things :) will start this tomorrow :)

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

1 point participation

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
blank This is one of my faves! 3y
ElizaMarie @laurenslibrary I am loving it so far!!! 3y
eri.reads I want to read or listen to this one soon too! Excellent choice for our Houston traffic!!! 😁 3y
ElizaMarie @eri.reads I am super loving it!!! 3y
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Balibee146
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Finally listening to the end of this... Audio Ironing #24in48 #audible #currentlylistening

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vivastory
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Hey, @rohit-sawant ! I see your recent post about Joe Hill rewrites & raise you one 😂😂

BarbaraBB 😂😂 4y
rohit-sawant 🤣🤣 Don't know how despite reading about this my mind didn't connect the dots along those lines! 😈 4y
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bookaholic1
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This was a terrific book to listen to, the narrator made it so the book wasn't boring to listen to. The voices he did through the book were great

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madamereadsalot1
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Today is the 47th birthday of one of my favorite authors. Happy birthday, Joe!

#happybirthday #joehill

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Pop Art is maybe my favorite short story ever. 4y
madamereadsalot1 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk my favorite short story ever!? I'd have to think about that... Weird that I never have before. 😅 My favorite Joe Hill short story though would probably be The Black Phone. 4y
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WeeziesBooks
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Book 34: You know it‘s a good book when you finish the last line and the word “Damn” slips out of your mouth. I was on the fence about Joe Hill but this book made me a fan.

blank He's one of my faves 4y
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