Only 29 days until Halloween! And this year I'm going to participate in the Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon hosted by Michelle, the True Book Addict at Castle Macabre.
The scary book I picked to read this year is "Heart-Shaped Box" by Joe Hill (a/k/a Stephen King's son). Named after the Nirvana song, supposedly there are a bunch of rock, metal and punk music references in the book so I'm sure I'll love that part of it. It's a ghost story published in 2007 and made it to #8 on the New York Time Bestseller list. And it won and Audie Award for best Thriller/Suspense, 2008 so it should be a good listen.
Description from Audible:
Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals...a used hangman's noose...a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is widely known. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet.
I will sell my stepfather's ghost to the highest bidder.
For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn't afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts: of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What's one more? But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.
And suddenly the suit's previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door...seated in Jude's restored vintage Mustang...standing outside his window...staring out from his widescreen TV. Waiting - with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one hand.
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