Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Horns by Joe Hill
There is an element of preamble in this line: drunk guy does bad things. Read on to find out if you care; if you dare.
The next line:
He woke the next morning with a headache, put his hands to his temples, and felt something unfamiliar, a pair of knobby pointed protuberances.
Damn those protuberances. In chapter 1, which is so short, not even a page, we learn that this guy wakes up with horns, hence the title. Now the question is, what the heck did this guy do last night in a drunken stupor that warrants being branded with horns? But it is nice that the hook and premise are revealed right out of the gate. The stakes have been set and now the reader reads on to see how Ignatius deals with his protuberances.
It sounds obvious for a horror story, and in a way a little cheesy sounding: a guy with horns. Let the jokes begin.
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