Forgotten Friday

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Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill

Title: Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft
Written by Joe Hill
Reading level: Adult/Graphic Novel
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Rating: 3.5/5
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I read this back in January, enjoyed the heck out of it, and promptly forgot all about it. 

Locke & Key is a new, well WAS a new, graphic novel by the author of Heart-Shaped Box and 20th Century Ghosts.  The story is about the Locke family and their attempts to reconstruct their lives after the death/murder of the father/husband by a local high school student.  The family moves to their uncle’s family home in Maine.  Everyone is dealing with their own share of grief, guilt and confusion. 

Soon, however, the youngest Locke finds a curious door and an even curiouser well that contains a someone or something that desperately wants to get out and will do anything to gain that freedom.  And I mean anything.  What follows is one of the creepiest graphic novels I’ve ever read. 

If you like Joe Hill’s or his father Stephen King’s, stories, I think you would enjoy this tale of the macabre and the insane.  I can’t wait to get the next installment, coming in September.  

Also by Joe Hill

20th Century Ghosts, Heart-Shaped Box and Locke & Key: Head Games coming September 29, 2009

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9 thoughts on “Forgotten Friday

  1. I borrowed a friend's copies of the individual comics as they came out and really enjoyed it…much more than I thought I would. It is very well done and though the art style is not my favorite it actually ends up fitting very well with the mood of the story. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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