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This review is from: Heart-Shaped Box (Paperback)This is the first book by King Jr that I have read and I must say that he's done me proud! Yes, there is a similar writing style to that of famous Daddy King Sr, but that for me only added to my enjoyment, I being a HUGE Stephen King constant reader.
This story is brilliant, buy a real ghost online?! Yes, that's exactly what Jude Coyne does. He's an ageing rocker with a penchant for the macabre, but even he cannot prepare himself for what is involved in taking on such a challenge.
The characters are well rounded out and had me believing that they could be real people. I felt admiration at their bravery, sympathy for their losses and anger for their sufferings. I even found myself with tears rolling down my face near the end of the book!
The climax is a real heart in your throat jobbie too! It's a page turner from the very first chapter and I finished the last 150 pages in one sitting. It's an incredibly easy book to get into and keeps you interested enough to have you thinking about the book when you're in between reads, (not that there were many in betweens for me!).
If you like Stephen King I highly recommend this book. I will definitely be reading more of this young author's works in the future.