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The Black Phone

The Black Phone

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by Joe Hill
     
 

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

Overview

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:
9780061843617
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
56,657
File size:
406 KB

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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The Black Phone 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
bellaveda More than 1 year ago
Good short story. Do not go into this with the thought that it will read like one of his fathers short stories. I was impressed the "thinking" parts in this story, nice that it wasn't all spelled out for you. If you read this and haven't purchased 20th Centry Ghosts, you should.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scary
sdom More than 1 year ago
For the reader who enjoys suspense and thrillers a must read. I will be reading more of this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He definitely got his father's talent, can't wait to read more of his work!
The-Good-Fari More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable short story. The subject matter is dark but not so much that it gives you nightmares.
lettiehayes More than 1 year ago
A really good short story with a lot of perception and depth in a limited amount of words.
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Wicked short story! Wished it didnt end so soon. Please, Joe Hill, come back to this some day and weave us a novel! Or a screenplay ;)
ferretface More than 1 year ago
Great little short story, writes like his dad. Since it took me about an hour to read, I wanted more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John Finney has been kidnapped. A short story by joe hill and christopher golden. Ok . Same stuff different day . Only Hills shorts aren't free, I have read better free ones. Save yourself a buck
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Will not open $ for naught.
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MidnightKat More than 1 year ago
This is one of those stories that grabs you and won't let you go!! I couldn't stop reading it until the very end and then I hated that I read it so darn fast!! I hated to see it end! VERY VERY good writing!
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A couple of nice shorts. I actually liked the very short bonus story more than the titled one. I think I'll give his book "A Heart Shaped Box" a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Missed come an get me lets have some fun:)-novaclw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good!!
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