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Hemlock Grove - Brian McGreevy
Hemlock Grove
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An exhilarating reinvention of the gothic novel, inspired by the iconic characters of our greatest myths and nightmares.The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, in the shadow of the abandoned Godfrey Steel mill. A manhunt ensues—though... show more
An exhilarating reinvention of the gothic novel, inspired by the iconic characters of our greatest myths and nightmares.The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, in the shadow of the abandoned Godfrey Steel mill. A manhunt ensues—though the authorities aren’t sure if it’s a man they should be looking for. Some suspect an escapee from the White Tower, a foreboding biotech facility owned by the Godfrey family—their personal fortune and the local economy having moved on from Pittsburgh steel—where, if rumors are true, biological experiments of the most unethical kind take place. Others turn to Peter Rumancek, a Gypsy trailer-trash kid who has told impressionable high school classmates that he’s a werewolf. Or perhaps it’s Roman, the son of the late JR Godfrey, who rules the adolescent social scene with the casual arrogance of a cold-blooded aristocrat, his superior status unquestioned despite his decidedly freakish sister, Shelley, whose monstrous medical conditions belie a sweet intelligence, and his otherworldly control freak of a mother, Olivia.  At once a riveting mystery and a fascinating revelation of the grotesque and the darkness in us all, Hemlock Grove has the architecture and energy to become a classic in its own right—and Brian McGreevy the talent and ambition to enthrall us for years to come.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374532918 (0374532915)
Publisher: FSG Originals
Pages no: 319
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
1.0 Hemlock Grove
What a mess this book was. The only thing I found interesting at all was the reluctant friendship between Peter and Roman that eventually turned into a real frienship. The idea that werewolves know about upirs and vice versa (a certain kinship exists between them) was an interesting idea that I wish...
Book Baby
Book Baby rated it
I loved this book. I have been a fan of the Netflix series so I decided to read the book. The author is actually a douche in real life but I love his writing style. He isn't the best writer, not at all. I just love the gritty sarcastic voice in his writing. There were a lot of plot holes and things ...
fablejack
fablejack rated it
Read this after watching the Netflix series, which was sooooo slooooow. I still recall with acidic fondness a lengthy and meaningless tie tying scene with Olivia and Norman. Pointless. The book was more compact and things actually happen one after another. The writing was too clunky at times, trying...
From a mess to the masses
From a mess to the masses rated it
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sixthreezy readsies
sixthreezy readsies rated it
3.0 Hemlock Grove: A Novel
The writing style may be quite poor, but the underlying story is great. Some of the scenes in here were well-written as well though, like the first 2-3 page werewolf transformation. Just gruesome, and awesome at the same time. You can see why the book got picked up to be made into a show, easily, bu...
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