“The Black Phone” by Joe Hill Review

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.

The whole plot of this story was pretty unique, interesting and cool idea. So we will give this book points for that. 

This story really surprised me because it begins as a regular kidnapping story but it turns into more as it goes forward. And as this story moves forward it turns more creepier and more interesting.

If you are not familiar with Joe Hill’s work and you want to start the journey with his work i would say that this story is a good place to start that journey.  Because this story really shows how good author he really is as well as showing us that his writing style and ideas are somehow similar to Stephen King’s work which we all know Stephen King is Joe Hill’s father. 

Its important to briefly mention that this book has a big potential which wasn’t used at some points in this book. This book could have been much better if it was longer and if it gave us a backstory of what was happening before the kidnapping. But the book would also be better if we were given more descriptions and details. 

Descriptions and details in this book was good, but sometimes good descriptions and details aren’t enough sometimes we need a lots of descriptions and details. 

This book needs to get points for the moody and scary at times story about a kidnapping with the fact that this story also involves clown and missing children which are somehow similar to “It” by Stephen King. 

The ending itself was unexpected. But it makes sense and for the most part leaves readers thinking about the tale after you had put it down.

I give this story 2 / 5

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