Son of King

horns5-copy1While the anticipation grows for Stephen King’s Under the Dome, buzz is also building for the latest project from his son, who writes as Joe Hill. Hill’s debut, Heart-Shaped Box, was an uber-creepy tale of a haunted rock star that demonstrated that a talent for tapping into the dark side of human nature just might be genetic.

In February, Morrow will publish Hill’s second novel, Horns, a book the author describes as “another heart-warmer.” It’s already been optioned for film by Mandalay entertainment. The premise: a man wakes up after a wild night to find horns growing out of his head—and like Pinocchio’s nose, they keep growing every day. Turns out his girlfriend’s murder might have something to do with his strange condition.

Like King’s Under the Dome, Horns will also be released (in the UK, at least) in a limited edition by PS Publishing. The limited edition of 500 will include art by Vincent Chong and be signed by the author. Full details on the special edition can be found here.

What do you think of this special edition trend? Are there any books you’d like to have a $300 deluxe version of?

3 Responses to Son of King

  1. Vicki says:

    Pride and Prejudice — signed by the author!

  2. Trisha says:

    Now that would be a bargain!

  3. Kay says:

    A new book by Joe Hill, yay! I can’t wait :)

    This being said a book would have to be beyond extraordinary for me to buy such a special edition of. While I can somewhat understand this in King’s case (famous writer, lots of rabid fans who by now know what to expect of him), I find it a bit exaggerated in Joe Hill’s case (he could be the best writer alive but he has yet to show this to the world). Shelling that kind of cash on a book one may not even like… let’s just say I wouldn’t :)

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