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.
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.
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Horns is a dark fantasy horror story, focusing on Ignatius Parrish, who wakes up after a night of drunkenness to find a pair of horns growing on his head, which people only see when theyre directly paying attention to him. The horns force people to spill their deepest desires and sins to Ignatius, a power which he uses to track down the person who murdered his beloved girlfriend one year ago, while trying to avoid falling into sin himself. While the imagery and fantastical elements of Horns are solidly spooky, the true horror comes from the all-too believable human element found in the confessions Ig fields from the human characters he meets. Hill paints a terrifying picture the closer Ig gets to the truth, and the final resolutions of the mystery are as satisfying as they are heart-wrenching. Horns is a fascinating study on the nature of good and evil, and will leave you haunted long after you finish.
If you're a fan Stephen King, then look no further. Joe Hill is King's son, and in my opinion can write as well as King at his best. Horns instantly submerges you in the surreal world of Ignatius Perrish, who wakes up after a night of heavy drinking with the ability to hear the dark secrets of everyone he meets, and two budding horns on his temples. This novel explores what it is that separates good and evil, innocent and guilty, while keeping the reader gripped in this wickedly funny thrill-ride. As reviewed by 52MM