“…In a lot of ways, I guess Satan was the first superhero.”
“Don’t you mean supervillain?”
“No. Hero, for sure. Think about it. In his first adventure, he took the form of a snake to free two prisoners being held naked in a Third World jungle prison by an all-powerful megalomaniac. At the same time, he broadened their diet and introduced them to their own sexuality. Sounds like a cross between Animal Man and Dr. Phil to me.”
– Joe Hill, Horns.
I came across the novel through Daniel Radcliffe’s involvement as the main character of the film version.
It was about a boy who was accused of murdering his girlfriend, one day grown a pair of devil-like horns and receiving abuse from people around him. However he found that the horns gave him the power to make people speak of their darkest secrets and things we don’t tell others for whatever sake, he resolved to use the horns to their utmost to find out who killed his girlfriend.
Throughout the story (despite I yet to read the novel btw) we came to understand people differently as novel goes by, we come to see more and more different side of people. Some could be the type of “just as we suspected”, some could be very different from what we normally see. The quote pointed this – it is all about our perception that created certain situations, therefore our knowledge to things or other matter become what we known in current days.
I think I will read the book, for sure.