Horns by Joe Hill
5 Stars , Reviews / August 17, 2014

I read this book last year, and decided it was time to review it. It is easily one of my favorite reads last year and really reminded me why I used to read horror. The emotional connection with the characters is superb and really makes the book what it is. And the first few chapters … gah! Prepare for some majorly tense and hard reading. But it’s the type tense and hard reading that you (or at least I) love. The story is told in multiple timelines. This allows the reader to see the evolution of Ig’s relationships with Merrin and Lee from the very beginning. The other timeline is after Ig gets the horns. Personally, I think interspersing the two worked really well. It kept you from having to read too much of the horrible stuff without a break because really, reading all the post horns story straight through would be awfully grim. Plus reading about the relationships, watching them grow and keeping that fresh in your mind, really makes all the bad stuff have more impact. I think what I found so disturbing in this book was that some of the events in it seemed more of a possibility…