“Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend Ignatius Perrish as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin’s murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thundrous hangover…and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look – a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his one true love. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Now it’s time for revenge.”
Wow this was one crazy ride. I had previously read Joe Hill’s book of short stories titled 20th Century Ghosts, and did not enjoy it at all. That was the first book I ever read by Joe. I had heard good things about Horns and it was recommend by a couple people so I figured I would give Joe a chance to redeem himself. I was impressed! Ig is a great character and Joe did an amazing job with him. Being able to see the growth Ig had from start to finish. I also did not see the sad part with Merrin coming. I won’t go into specifics. I don’t want to ruin it for people who have not read it. I shed a tear there. I definitely did not see that ending. I’m excited to watch the movie and see how it lives up to the book. I’m hoping Daniel does an amazing job as Ig.
If you are looking for something dark, twisted and a bit evil, please give this book a chance.