First Lines: Horns

Ig has had a terrible year: his girlfriend Merrin was raped and murdered, and he was the only suspect. While no one could pin anything on him—he’s innocent, after all—in the court of public opinion he’s guilty as sin. Then, after spending a night drunk and doing terrible things, he wakes up with a pair of horns and the power to know the deep, dark secrets hidden deep in in everyone’s soul. With this power he plans to find and utterly destroy the life of Merrin’s murderer.

The book that will knock Joe Hill’s Horns from the top of my mental favorite books of the year list will have to be pretty freaking amazing. I mean, I picked up Horns on the strength of Hill’s “The Devil on the Staircase” in Stories, but I didn’t expect it to be this good.

Book read
Joe Hill — Horns
First line
Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things.