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4.0 out of 5 stars Weird and good. Or maybe weirdly good., 20 Jan 2010
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This review is from: Horns (Hardcover)
Imagine that: waking up one morning with the hangover from hell, having no recollection of what you did or where you went the night before and catching sight of yourself in the mirror (as you stumble into the bathroom) to the image of yourself staring back at you - complete with horns sprouting from the top of your head. Well that's what happened to Ig Perrish. Not only that, but along with the horns came some pretty hellish powers in the form of being able to know all the bad things anyone has ever done just by touching them: The local preist having trists with the cleaning lady in the belfry, his own parents wishing he would disappear and that his mother used to be a whore. Nice. And people tell him things; things that they are really thinking or want to do but would never normally say out loud; they are actually asking his permission to sin. Iggy tries to get away and but finds himself reliving the whole nightmare of his girlfriend's murder a year ago. Ig and Merrin had been childhood sweethearts from the age of 15 until she was raped and murdered in a brutal attack that Ig was arrested for (and still blamed for despite the lack of evidence).

Horns flits between the present and the past and takes us through Ig and Merrin's relationship and growing up together and what lead to the night of the murder. The human emotions were powerful and real and you find yourself rooting for....the devil. But one thing is for sure in this book - expect the unexpected. Don't get too comfortable because that rug will be whipped out from under you just when you think you've got it sussed. Also, watch out for snakes! Lots of them!

This book is many things. It's quirky, it's harsh, it's strange but ultimately it is a love story and a story of human emotions in their rawest forms. It spotlights the difference (or perhaps nearness) of good and evil. Do you really know those closest to you? It seems we may not.

Highly recommended.
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