Review: Horns

Horns by Joe Hill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loved the movie. Liked the book.

Like three and a half stars liked. It’s one of those rare cases where I did like the movie more than the book. And not because Harry Potter was in it… Just sayin’.

So poor Ignatius Parrish…Lost his girlfriend in a murder, his job, is living at home…not to mention the people of the New Hampshire town of Gideon all seem to think he killed her. On top of that, he’s growing these horns…

Like the devil. And these horns have power. People are compelled to tell him deep dark secrets of the rotten things they want to do, then ask for permission to do it. And should Ig touch someone, their whole life’s story flashes in his brain, and Ig then knows every rotten thing they’ve ever done.

Unlike the devil, Ig tries doing the right thing by righting the wrongs he finds. But it seems he cannot be remembered, he cannot change the inner person…just suggest and they obey.

The book went into more details that the movie left out. They weren’t wholly essential to the story, but it was good to finally have a few questions answered. I enjoyed ‘seeing’ the different perspectives of the characters and how they believed and thought. How Ig found the truth about his girlfriend, Merrin. It was as heartbreaking.

Overall, a good read. Not really scary nor nightmare inducing, but more food for thought type of tale. I’m glad to finally have read it though. Definitely worth a read, whether you’ve seen the movie or not.


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2 responses to “Review: Horns

  1. I agree with your review – good, engaging read. I haven’t seen the movie yet, trying to get my hands on it.


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