Stephen King's N.
I should also say that I loved every second of reading it. I loved art style, how the story was told, jumping from person to person and I loved the ending. It really gave me the chills.
If you're a fan of King's work (or just horror in general) I would definitely recommend. ...more
Holy Crap! I do so enjoy reading a few graphic novels every year, and this one....check out the amazing cover....is just that....amazing!
My first thought....Oh No! Standing stones....a circle of 8 standing stones....or are there only 7? Did I count the stones each time they appeared in a panel? Yep!
We all know what happened at the stones in Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER....(if you've read the novel)....and Oh Boy, they sure do look familiar....but we're not in Scotland and there's no hu...more
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I loved the story that this graphic novel was adapted from. It was so creepy and ominous, it's a thing of beauty. And reading this GN back to back with Dark Tower: Last Shots shows just how much Lovecraft has influenced King over the years. I love it, how he takes the homage torch and runs with it. It's fantastic. The only thing that would make it better was ...more
There's a field in the backwoods of Maine (of course) where there are eight standing stones. Except when there are only seven. If there are seven, something horrible will break free into the world. If there are eight, the world is safe - for a time. The story follows a succession of people who come to learn about the stones and take on the burden of counting them, over and over, to make ...more
I enjoyed this- the art work was great and dynamic, and the mystery sucks you in right from the start. It starts with a letter from a woman to an old friend talking about her brother's death. From there we flash back to where it all started.
The brother was a psychologist working with a patient who developed OCD after visiting Ackerman's field in Motton, Maine.
It wasn't qu ...more
When you hear the name Stephen King, you expect something good, scary and good. N. will not disappoint you. The story ( nice job on the adaptation ) with the art are combined very well and the result is one of the scariest graphic novels.
Ahh the story. I won't spoil it, but a brief overview might help. Dr. J Bonsaint is a psychiatrist who is helping a patient named "N".
N has OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). As the Dr. listens to his tale it turns out there is a place called Ackerman's Field. After visiting this place N ...more
Plot Spoilers Warning below!
However! I totally don't get what the story is about, three people just go to this field which supposedly is the gateway to Hell and monsters *even knowing the da ...more
When I first read Just After Sunset there were only a small handful of shorts in it that I actually liked. King’s short stories for me have always been hit or miss. But N. was an instant favorite. N. was compulsive and addicting. I loved it from the start and it finished strongly too- another of King’s big Hit or Miss topics.
When I made my trip to Bangor in April I was able to visit a real bookstore…and a real comic book shop! Now, this may seem like nothing to all of you who live where there ar ...more
That said, this was an enjoyable read before bed. Though I do hope I didn't catch N's "cold".
I didn't count how many words were in this reviews...honest.
In this story, the horror doesn't attack as the way a rapid dog might. It doesn't climb out of a sewer and become a giant nightmare. The horror isn't the spirit of the dead or a car with a mind of "her" own. No, here the horror is much deeper ingrained, so deeply ingrained that even if we ...more
This Graphic Novel really comes alive with the incredible detail involved in the illustrations and the dialogue is easy to follow and flows very smoothly. The story is very disturbing, in my opinion, as you follow the two ...more
Everyone gets obsessed with the Stone Henge, pushed to the edge where they ultimately die! All because Mr. N.'s story about how he got OCD. N is for Nathan. ...more
I have not read the original story, and honestly I don't know if I can now. It's kind of like watching the movie adaptations and then reading the book, and having those interpretations in your head as you read. This is like that, sorta. I say sorta because I don't know close this is to the original source material.
First off, the art is freaking amazing. It's ...more
Ackerman’s Field. It should be a peaceful place of Nature, to sit and enjoy the view, have a picnic or toss a Frisbee about. But no. What is it about this particular place and why does it affect some people and not others? Real or delusions? Who’s brave enough to find out?
Well, this isn’t creepy at all. I don’t read Stephen King. Ever. Or watch movies (except for the bits and pieces I’ve accidentally seen over the years) adapted from his books. Because heebie jeebies. But ...more
The problem for me is the overall plot arc, however I'm not sure if this is a criticism of the original King short story or this graphic novel! My gripe is that despite an awesome haunting premise, the story essentially just repeats itself 4-5 times with mildly increasing horror each time, but relying largely on melodrama (i.e. horror at the events of things, not relating to any particular character ...more
I was not disappointed. This graphic novel is one of the creepiest, most insidious ever. Why does a field haunt some people, drive them mad and lead them to suicide? Who is this N person? And what is this evil thing living in the field? Would it ever end? This novel is about all that and more, the adaptation is gorgeous. Every page was perfect
It began with a field. A little unremarkable field in the middle of nowhere. A field with a circle of standing stones that seemingly change number at random. Sometimes there are eight stones, sometimes there are only seven. Anyone that visits the field finds themselves compelled to count the stones lest some dark force escapes. One by one, the counting madness spreads, forcing its victims to keep counting, but is any of it real or is it all just in ...more
The story is basically about a rock formation that is located ...more
The graphic novel adaptation of King's short story. Quite a creepy paranormal mystery here that builds with intensity with each turn of the page. A dark compulsion consumes these characters and it is this uneasiness that heightens the anxious narrative. I really enjoyed this, but the ending let me down, so I'm dropping my rating a bit. Overall, fantastic artwork throughout and well worth reading. ...more