I loved the movie so when I saw the book, I knew I had to listen.... it did not disappoint. While there are a few differences between the film and the book, neither diminishes the other. I definitely suggest it to anyone who's considering it's purchase.
this book has excellent humor. suspence that grabs you. the voice work was astounding. READ
I thought this was a great listen with an insightful message. It kept me very interested and was hard to stop listening to when my commute ended! Joe Hill writes much like his father, but adds a sense of humor to the characters, making them "real" and somehow more like able. He provides a great look into the true workings of the minds of ordinary people and shows us how much people really cover up about themselves.
joe hill is stephen king's son and his writing shows it. i guy with horns on his head sounds stupid, but it is well worth reading.
I am really becoming a fan of this author...This is the second story by Mr Hill that I've listened to and both stories seemed to have, at least that is what I've taken away, a moral lesson...but the cool thing is that the lesson is laced into a plot that was unique, captivating and easy to follow
Read the book because I recently found Stephen Kings son. I did not know it was s movie too. I watched the movie the morning after I finished the audiobook. I know it's hard to dumb down such a amazing imagination - but I have have to stop watching movies. Books are always so much better.
The book started with a bang and grabbed me immediately. by the middle of the story it gets messy and you can see it headed for happily ever after land.
So it is no surprise when it does arrive at the ridiculous sappy sweet ending. So much potential, completely wasted by pandering to my fellow Americans childish need for a pacifier.
The narrator was great. I don't know why I didn't like this book more except to say I just didn't enjoy the feelings I had while listening. I felt depressed and sometimes guilty, but rarely ever thrilled or interested. The author takes a very cynical view of people and especially faith. I found it frustrating and unbelievable that when people were talking to Ig they were all bad and all had negative feelings about him. As the book went on, I never saw any reason people would not have liked Ig, yet to hear his entire family, friends, and church members talk, not one had anything positive to say about him. It was unbelievable that a"perfect" girl like Merrin would love someone everyone else thought so unloveable....and what was his biggest flaw? Asthma? Really?
Later in the book Glenna and Terry had a bit more depth to their characters and I appreciated that, but the rest were just one dimensional. For some reason, this book made me just feel sad and glad it was over.
I loved Nos4a2, so I know j like Joe Hill sometimes. This one was just one I hope to forget soon.
Not sure what I was expecting. But it wasn't this. The narrator did great. The story was a bit winding and more than a bit crazy. Overall it was good. Not my usual reading fare, but I liked it.