Friday, August 29, 2014
Cephalopod Coffee House
Welcome to the Cephalopod Coffee House. The purpose of this meet up is to discuss the best book you read in the past month. Click the pic to meet the Armchair Squid, or use the list at the bottom of this post to meet other members of the coffee house.
This month I read Horns by Joe Hill.
Ignatius Perrish is innocent, but nobody believes it. Despite there being no evidence to try him, in the court of public opinion he is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams. A year after her death, he spends the night drinking and thinking of her. When he awakes the next morning, he discovers a pair of horns growing from his forehead. The horns force people to admit their darkest, thoughts, and desires. Before the morning is through he knows who killed Merrin, and he begins to plot his vengeance.
Ig is slowly turning into a devil in every sense of the word, and while the ending is to be expected, the road the novel travels to get there is deliciously weird and entertaining.