Another “light” week of reading. Actually, I think this book was longer than my usual fare (the page number was similar, but the print way smaller).
Apr 26: “Heart-Shaped Box” by Joe Hill. This is a horror book and was recommended to me from a friend (who is also a Stephen King fan, like myself). Blurb on back: Aging death-metal rock legend Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals…a used hangman’s noose…a snuff film. But nothing he possesses is as unique or as dreadful as his latest purchase off the Internet: a one-of-a-kind curiosity that arrives at his door in a black heart-shaped box…a musty dead man’s suit still inhabited by the spirit of its late owner. And now everywhere Judas Coyne goes, the old man is there--watching, waiting, dangling a razor blade on a chain from his bony hand. I think “The Dead Man’s Suit” would have been a more appropriate title, but hey, I’m lousy at titles, so what do I know? The book started out a little slow, but I stuck with it and glad I did. When it gathered steam, it kept on rolling. I didn’t care for Jude at the beginning, so the author (oh yeah, did I mention he’s Stephen King’s son?) did a good job of making me care at the end. If you like whacked-out ghost stories, this book is for you. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.
Looking forward to watching the Penguins play in the Stanley Cup playoffs. I hope they make it allllll the way!!! Go Pens!