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Locke & Key, Vol. 1 by Joe Hill
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Dec 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels, horror, fantasy, ghosts-hauntings
Read on January 02, 2012

4.5 stars

with a subtitle "welcome to lovecraft," you expect a book to be creepy and unsettling, and 'Locke & Key' doesn't disappoint. in the aftermath of their dad's murder, a family moves across the country to the old ancestral manse, which just happens to be full of more-than-the-usual sorts of secrets. there's buckets of blood and a kid that likes to play at being a corpse, but it's neither gratuitously violent or overly gory. joe hill spins a crackerjack yarn, deftly twisting a light touch of the supernatural into what anyone not involved with it would reasonably assume to be a sadly ordinary tragedy. the hype on this book is well-deserved, here's hoping the rest of the tale is just as good.
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