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Old 01-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #31
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:39 AM   #32
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Joe Hill's Horns is $1.99 from HarperCollins.

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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 more—he 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 look—a 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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Yay! - thanks for Horns. I own it in trade paperback, but I loves me some digital reading.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:12 AM   #34
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Yay! - thanks for Horns. I own it in trade paperback, but I loves me some digital reading.
YW! Have you read it yet? The reviews seem very mixed.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #35
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No. I've only read Heart Shaped Box. Planning to try and squeeze it in this year - although I'm already beginning to think that's going to be tough.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:37 PM   #36
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I read that one, too.

Free collection of previously individually published stories by Lee Thompson: As I Embrace My Jagged Edges (and Other Thorns).

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A diverse collection of Dark Fantasy stories focused on the horror's of family, loss, tragedy and failed beauty.


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1. We Run Races with Goblin Troopers
2. Beneath the Weeping Willow (A Division Mythos Story)
3. Daddy Screamed with Us (A Division Mythos Story)
4. Crooked Stick Figures (A Division Mythos Story)
5. When Crows Sing Sweetly Bitter Music
6. Crawl
7. A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky
8. Sorrow's Breast
9. The Weight of All These Years (A Division Mythos Story)
10. Boys without Faces
11. As I Embrace My Jagged Edges (A Division Mythos Story)
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I picked this one up by Lee Thompson because the author put together a working table of contents! (Is that bad?)

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I took a chance on this one because I have nothing to lose but my intestines! (Is that bad?)




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This week's free Joe Lansdale story is The Fat Man.
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