Monday, July 15, 2013

Sprouting Horns With Joe Hill

Today, folks, we've got a real treat for you. Joining us here on the blog is writer Joe Hill. He's author of the novel that inspired the upcoming feature film, Horns, starring everyone's favorite wand-fondler, Harry Potter, and he's also one of our favorite authors! Let's get to the interview!



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So, we're actually eager to see how the new "Horns" movie turns out. If it's anything like the book, it will be fucking great. And more importantly, if you haven't heard of him (or even if you have) go check out one of Joe's novels or graphic novels. Like his new book NOS4A2. It's one of our favorite books of the year. Also, as a quick addendum addressed at some of the comments, Joe Hill is NOT famous because of his father. He kept his writerly genealogy secret for a lot of years and found his own fame before he got found out.

Cheers and stay classy, folks!

-B&B

Beer: Salvation (Avery Brewing)
Music: Joe Walsh


56 comments:

  1. Poor Joe King Rowling. You guys are mean.

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  2. Why couldn't I be the son of a famous person? I want a book and movie deal like that.

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    1. To be fair, the pen name was his way of keeping his father out of the picture. He never let the secret out early on and got pretty much all his current fame on his own.

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  3. Wait wait wait, so this guy wrote The Shining and Harry Potter? I always knew that kid from The Shining was a wizard! Now it all fits into place.

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  4. Never heard of Horns. Have to check it out. Especially if it has wizards and wands.

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  5. So he's Stephen King's son, and he's got a movie coming out starring Harry Potter? I hope he's already successful because if not he's not making a good start here. I actually didn't know Stephen King had a son, much less that he continued the family business...of using pen names.

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  6. I've heard of the movie, but I didn't know that it was based on a book. Will check it out! I'm so glad Ms. Joe Rowling King is writing again.

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  7. Trying to ditch the old man and make a name for himself hey? Lesser men have tried and failed. Just look at Julian Lennon. Use the fame dude and become a real chip off the ol' block like Charlie Sheen!!!

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  8. Locke and Key is one of my favorite entertainment things, across all mediums. It's so great. Too bad I don't have the attention span to read a full book without pictures as I'm sure I'd like his books too.

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  9. LOL remind me never to ever have an interview with you guys. Wait! I'd have to be the son of a rich person first, guess there are perks hahaha

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  10. I have to say, you guys are mellowing out.

    I remember the old days, before you guys hit it big, when you would have edgy interviews.

    Mostly Adam Sandler-related, as I recall.

    Now it's a big lovefest. Did that guy pay you to do a puff piece?

    Sell-outs!

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    1. We're just big fans. Adam Sandler deserved all of that because he sucks in every way possible, and thanks to the abortion that is Grown Ups 2 we may have to re-interview him.

      To think, we sold out and didn't get a dime for it. We suck at selling out. :(

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    2. It's cool that he tweeted your post!

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  11. That's actually pretty impressive that he managed to make it big without the help of his father. I'm definitely going to check him out... Oh, and his books, too.

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  12. Horns looks...interesting. "Tails" would have been better. (I keed I keed)

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  13. He's got his father's nose though, doesn't he?

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  14. Poor Joe! I better go get reading c:

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  15. Hmm, a book that spells "Nosferatu" like it's a personalized license plate had been be DAMN good to make up for that atrocity, that's all I'm saying.

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    1. Ah, I see. It IS a personalized license plate. The plot...congeals?

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  16. I hope his movie are better than Steve King's movies, with obvious exceptions like "Stand By Me" which my brother & I STILL quote:
    "Gordy just screwed the pooch! Ole Gordy just bit the bag and stepped out the door!"
    Classic cinema.

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  17. I didn't know any of his work. I sleep under a rock most of the time.
    Even if he had written under "Stephenson king" I wouldn't have guessed. To me both Stephen king and Stephen hawking are same unless they stand or speak.
    why would you want to write under a pseudoname or anonymously unless you are in China or Cuba?

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  18. AND THEN I JUST FOUND OUT THAT HE WROTE "THE CUCKOO'S CALLING" AND DIDN'T TELL ANYONE!!

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  19. Sheesh! You guys are WORSE than Bill O'Reilly?

    Man, that's really sad!

    But we don't need no ladies
    Cryin' 'cause the story's sad...
    'Cause the Rocky Mountain interview
    Is better than the things we had.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  20. Hope you don't get 2 comments. My first one didn't show up.

    Anywho...as I was saying...I respect people that don't capitalize on their parent/parents fame. I, on the other hand would have it emblazoned on my T-shirt, outlined in glitter. Yeah, wouldn't want to miss an opportunity that the universe threw my way. Lucky for the world that my parents were under achievers.

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  21. You guys are merciless in your interview. I actually teared up at one point for the guy!

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  22. Really funny guys. The best was the Bill O'Reilly thing. There was an instant image of him yelling at one his guests.

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  23. What a... nice way to give a shoutout to someone, haha. Sounds promising though, I'll try to keep an eye out.

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  24. JK Rowling really isn't that great at her secret identities. Maybe Harry Potter put some sort of truth spell on her or something so that she can't keep pretending to be a guy. (lol Sorry, Hermione, she's the one who knows all the spells.)

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  25. I had no idea Stephen King had a son that was an author

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  26. Hilarious! I love visiting here :)
    Your friend, Sugar L.

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  27. What was his problem, you were only being helpful!

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  28. I'm so confused right now guys, I laughed but I soaked in a heavy level of confusion at the same time! I think my confusion comes from the fact that something came out recently about JK Rowling writing under a pseudonym and it doing really well or something. Horns sounds like it's not going to be too great a watch, bad start indeed.

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  29. Love Joe Hill's writing! And I have mad respect for him for trying to find his success without riding his father's coat tails. Not to say it would have been bad for him to have gone by his own name, though. Did you guys go see him at the Tattered Cover? It was hubby's birthday so I didn't go.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  30. I respect people who write under a pen name for good reasons (e.g., they're already famous or their parents are). But JK Rowling's sales have increased by 150% now that the secret's out. Never heard of him, though now I'm intrigued. Carrie was brilliant. =)

    xoRobyn

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  31. Gorgeous.
    I have never heard of him, never seen Carrie and never read any Harry Potter's either.

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  32. Don't know 'Horns', don't know Joe Hill. I do find it hard to believe that he managed to keep his secret from the publishing companies, and yet I have a mild respect that he DID keep it from us mere mortals.

    Hey, I do like Joe Walsh.

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  33. Never heard of him. Or that King guy you kept talking about.

    You get the book, yet?

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  34. This poor guy, hasn't he read your blog? It's like those idiot politicians who allow John Oliver to interview them without having watched the Daily Show.

    He should just be grateful you boys bothered to give him some air time. His Dad is nothing compared to you two.

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  35. Apparently he even kept it a secret from his agent...clever. Movie should be interesting. He should read your blog ;)

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    1. He did. At least this entry. And tweeted it to his fans. Which was pretty damn cool.

      https://twitter.com/joe_hill/status/356777347548061696

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  36. That's ppretty cool what he did, retweeting to his fans. He sounds cool and awesome. I love when celebrities don't break under pressure and handle it cool.
    You should post about people like him, inspiring people instead of that bloated rubber chicken faced Amanda Bynes, that woman didn't even have the courtesy to call you ugly. How rude. I know you are heartbroken that she didn't call you ugly.
    Why don't you try Tom Cruise, I loved the way he handled the fan who was spraying water on him with his water gun.
    Thanks for introducing this guy to idiots like me. :)

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  37. I guess I wanna see Horns. Not that I'd heard of it. I'd have to peak outside of my rock. I like it here.

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  38. Letting you rip him apart, now there is a great guy

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  39. On a semi-serious note: one of his chapbooks won a writing contest and the publisher (who may or may not be defunct) was selling limited edition copies of his book for about $125.

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  40. I LOVE his short stories. Have only read Heart Shaped Box so far but Horns is in the queue.

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  41. I've never heard of this guy, but I'm intrigued. You two are master interviewers! Such hard-hitting questions. I'm very impressed!

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  42. I'd rather a movie about Hermione, frankly.

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  43. Not sure I'd want to be interviewed by you guys

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    1. It's not as bad as you'd think. You're the guy that wrote the Bible, right?

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  44. No wonder why he was so pissed off. He wasn't even the real Joe Hill. What, you think crossing off "TIME MUSHEEN" off the box magically makes it no longer a time machine.

    Who knows where the real guy is now.

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  45. If I'm ever famous I refuse to be interviewed by anyone BUT you guys.

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  46. Great interview boys. I enjoyed it.

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  47. Did not J. not really having a middle name K . Rowling use a pen name recently?

    I guess if you have got a famous dad and you want to know if you can do it on your own...the only way is to use a pen name.

    or if you had a famous wizard franchise and you now want to write a crime novel.

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  48. I read Heart-Shaped Box a long time ago and liked it, but then kind of forgot about him. I'll have to read Horns!

    Very professional interview...you guys are amazing! :)

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