Horns: A Novel
by Joe Hill
Review by Steve Sawicki
William Morrow Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061147951
Date: 01 March 2010 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Ignatius Martin Perrish spends the night drunk and doing terrible things. He wakes the next morning with a wicked hangover and a pair of horns. At first he thinks nothing of it but when he finally gets a good look at himself in the mirror he can no longer deny that he's not the man he was when he passed out. From official release/information:
Book description: Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples.
Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned American musician, and the younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more - he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.
Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone - raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances - with Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, Ig was and always would be guilty.
Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look, and he means to use it to find the man 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.
(Source: William Morrow)