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20th Century Ghost
20th Century Ghost | Joe Hill
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From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this award-winning collection of short fiction. Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . . Francis was human once, but now he's an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . . John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead. . . . Nolan knows but can never tell what really happened in the summer of '77, when his idiot savant younger brother built a vast cardboard fort with secret doors leading into other worlds. . . . The past isn't dead. It isn't even past. . . .
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Great short story from the tagged collection in which a telephone plays a crucial role.
(Art via https://pin.it/olz4qdwo2xmz4h )

“I have not broken your heart—you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.”
(art by Rovina Cai for the Folio Society edition)
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batsy Gah, Folio editions need to stop being so pretty!! 10mo
Cinfhen Yay!! Love when you play catch-up 10mo
vivastory WH is easily one of my favorite books & after loving Strange Weather, I think that 20th Century Ghosts will be my next Joe Hill 10mo
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rohit-sawant @batsy Right?! My bank account shudders every time I come across a picture of one 😆 10mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Thanks! I wish I could be more regular with my posts, but catching up is fun, too! 10mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory I'm so excited for you to read 20th Century Ghosts. I can see it being one of your favorite collections. "Pop Art" from it is the best short story I've read in the last decade. Hope you pick it up soon! 10mo
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Goodreads year in review.

I've read more books this year than ever before. And I still have a couple more weeks!

ReadingOver50 Me too! I think being on Litsy inspired me to read more books this year 😄 3y
dariazeoli @ReadingOver50 I only discovered Litsy a month ago! Imagining the numbers if I'd been here earlier... 🤓 3y
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