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The Cape
     

The Cape

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by Joe Hill
 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.

Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in

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From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.

Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .

Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061843730
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
366,091
File size:
588 KB

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Meet the Author

Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Horns, Heart-Shaped Box, and NOS4A2. He is also the Eisner Award-winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key. He lives in New Hampshire.

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Cape 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool twist to common hero origins. I highly recommend checking this book out then look up lock and key also by joe hill.
The-Good-Fari More than 1 year ago
This is the subtle kind of creepy. The sort where at first it doesn't look like a thriller at all until the end. It left me a little uneasy but I will definitely be reading more of this author. Note: This is a short story so please don't complain it was to short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not long enough
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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
An interesting look into psychosis with a superhero slant. What seemed like one story left turns into a completely different one that gets very dark very quickly. The book is a quick read and has a couple strange out of place scenes that are too "comic booky" but overall its decent read that is actually sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story with a very surprising end ! Would recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was easily the worst comic I read last year. The characters are shallow, the plot is pathetic, and all in all the story feels as though an angry  14 year old boy wrote the whole story. I'd give it a 0/5 if I could. Save your money!
gorgi More than 1 year ago
I really liked this, especially the twist at the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you havent read this yet you must get it!