Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove Brian McGreevy
  • Title: Hemlock Grove
  • Author: Brian McGreevy
  • ISBN: 9780374534462
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hemlock Grove Brian McGreevy Hemlock Grove 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 G
    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 SomeAn 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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    1. DO NOT read reviews of this book Except maybe this one because I am not going to say ANYTHING.There s a standard question people ask in interviews What book would you most like to read again for the first time My answer always has been Love Rockets because I was so totally unprepared for a comic book to turn out to be an actual novel, and because I fell in love with the characters, and falling in love is always a wonderful experience.Now I think I d have to say Hemlock Grove, because I was so CO [...]

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    2. I m glad other reviewers have pointed out the problems with basic rules of punctuation and point of view in this novel They are so often frustrating and distracting that it robs the novel of whatever interest it might have Two things recommend it a great werewolf transformation scene, and lots of kinky sex scenes that seem designed to push it out of the Twilight demographic.Other than that, it s confusing, it has characters that do stuff for no reason that s ever clear, it reeks from the odor of [...]

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    3. Hemlock Grove Urban Fantasy, YA One weekend when I was at home watching TV, I noticed a new Netflix Original TV Series called Hemlock Grove There are a total of 13 episodes I watched them all The series starts off really slow but eventually picks up the pace and there are a few moments of Oh, wow What did I just see Like the scene of Peter shifting It was unique and memorable But the negative side was that there were a ton of unanswered questions and dangling plot points.Then someone says to me, [...]

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    4. I started reading this yesterday because I enjoyed the show on Netflix WOW This writer should be grateful that someone talented at subtlety, character creation and storytelling saw the value in his work I can t believe they made such a captivating television show out of this piece of garbage I was shocked how badly it is written and what poor language is used in the book sometimes For example when Peter sees the prayer group in school he thinks to himself Oh Gay WTF Why That did not come across [...]

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    5. 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 had been explored Instead we have a dubious plot, terrible dialogue, underdeveloped characters, a rape scene, and casual slurs flung about throughout the book.The book starts off with a young 13 year ol [...]

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    6. Apparently I was excited enough about Eli Roth s adaptation of Hemlock Grove, soon to air in its entirety on Netflix, to devour Brian McGreevy s novel in the space of less than two days Yeah, that s right, I sped my way through an entire book instead of babysitting it like I always do even the ones I legitimately love, which, by the way, is not how I feel about McGreevy s creation.The basic premise is that when the bodies of young women are found brutally mauled in the fictional town of Hemlock [...]

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    7. I can t tell if the author thinks that this is actually how teenagers speak or if it s some literary tool that I m not catching on too But go suck an egg is not a thing.

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    8. I really tried to finish this book It is pretty rare that I don t finish a book, no matter how terrible it is, because I can usually find at least one redeeming character or plot point to capture my curiousity Unfortunately, this book did not even manage to provide me with that much I made it to the 185th page than halfway through, and I just couldn t force myself to read another page And this was actually the third try I made to get into the book past the first 20 pages When I first received m [...]

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    9. If your index finger and your middle finger are the same length, you re probably a werewolf Hemlock Grove is a town full of secrets Someone or something has been murdering young girls Peter thinks it s Roman Roman thinks it s Peter An unlikely friendship between a vampire and a werewolf draws all kinds of negative attention in a small town You d better stick to your curfew in this place, because there s a high likelihood of being devoured.McGreevy s characterizations and luminescent sentences ar [...]

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    10. All right, let me get one thing out of the way Yes, I read this book because of the Netflix series I have a sick compulsion to read books that movies or television shows are based on so I can understand the source material and supposedly have a greater appreciation for the adaptation Note the use of the word supposedly Now for a second disclosure I have not finished watching the Netflix series yet I m about halfway through it at the time of this writing While the Netflix show seems relatively fa [...]

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    11. Well, I d like those 4 hours of my life back A friend of mine made me suffer through the TV series promising me that at some point it would get awesome It did not I saw the potential for a good story in the show I told myself it wasn t fully realized because Hollywood rapes good books and turns them into schlock So I decided to read the book WHAT THE FUCK did I just read I don t know much about the author, but he appears to be quite convinced of his own genius So much so in fact, that he doesn t [...]

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    12. My review can also be seen here review R14JPY9SPlease note Read in Feb 2012, just copying the review here.Trigger Warning Scene with a cat that will be distressing to sensitive readers.Disclosure I received an ARC of this book from the Vine program in exchange for an honest review.My Synopsis Hemlock Grove is filled with interesting characters and facilities There is the newly arrived Peter Rumancek, a half breed gypsy and werewolf There is Roman Godfrey, scion of the powerful Godfrey family, w [...]

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    13. This one I m going to do a little different I watched the series before I read the book The series is an actual visual representation of the novel It s like they filmed the book There are few difference but they are minor, and the series changes made the story interesting, in my opinion Hemlock Grove is an example of where staying faithful actually worked in its favor The series is definitely a nod to reader Reading the novel makes you appreciate the series For those who asks why read the nove [...]

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    14. A very odd book to read, which is not a complaint The story unspools like a Dark Shadows arc played out by a gallery of modern adolescent malcontents, maybe the cast of Skins Solid, muscular writing, if a little too eager to impress in places Unusually, and happily, there is no normal, bland reader identification figure in the cast every one of these characters is eccentric at best, distressing disgusting at worst, and finding out who these people were kept me reading as intently as the desire t [...]

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    15. 3.5So I m a little conflicted with this review because I really liked the beginning of this book and how it started out It even held me until the last chapters that s when it got kinda confusing Lol I had not seen the show before I read this so I really had no idea what this was about Just going from the cover of the book I thought, okay werewolf ish, urban fantasy which included upirs a species of vampire I noticed from other reviews that people had problems with McGreevy s writing structure bu [...]

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    16. On a scale of 1 to 5, internally rate how much you love the following Terrible sentence structure and a complete disregard for the use of commas A self referential writer narrator Frequent use of the word retard ESP tied to the testicles of a main character Plot developments seemingly placed entirely for shock value Incest rape Giant gaps in the storyline with no explanation Major unanswered questions A conclusion that makes little or no sense.If you gave a 5 to than one of the above listed boo [...]

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    17. I finished the book yesterday, and I have been waffling between giving it 4 and 5 stars, ultimately deciding on 5 even though I almost never give a 5 , for the following reasons when I finished it, the first thing I wanted to do was read it again, so I could catch of the symbolism and clues to the mystery also upon finishing the book, I felt compelled to re read all of the interviews with the author, to get his take on the novel I dog eared many pages to mark unfamiliar words and I cared enough [...]

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    18. So what should happen, happened.I finished reading Hemlock Grove I should maybe first point out that I watched the whole season 13 episodes of the show, available on Netflix, BEFORE I read the book, and that English is not my native language.I will just give you a little word of advice.I won t write a full review right now, because I have to gather all my FEELS about it and believe me, they re legion My heart is so full of FEELS for this story book show that it threatens to explode and maybe giv [...]

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    19. I liked this book very much the writing was so pretty it almost seemed old fashioned in places and at times oh be still my heart I have not seen the Netflix series These kids don t act or talk much like high schoolers but I can go with it i don t read many werewolf books so this was all new to me, the transformation and such i loved that Peter kept calling is skin his man coat I d say read this

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    20. The flesh is as sacred as it is profane I cannot tell how it mounts on the winds through the clouds and flies through heaven Today I have seen the dragon This book is not not NOT for the faint of heart.Now that that warning is out of the way, may I feel free to start gushing about this book Excellent.It s amazing Most certainly one of the best, if not the best werewolf book I have read in a very long time I actually haven t picked up any were books recently because I was getting a little tired o [...]

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    21. Words are thermal energies These energies were introduced into her system to become kinetic in her thighs and her fingertips and behind her eyelids States of matter changed Her heart became a liquid that pooled under her feet and she was a water bug racing on molecules from Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevyHow could I not love a book written with that kind of balls to the wall arty self indulgence Hemlock Grove is a supernatural psychological mystery thriller that kept my brain working frantically [...]

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    22. Gorgeous wordlings simply put it delivers with the wolves, the Hunter s Moon, with the overwrought prose being just how I like it, with all the monsters, guts, gores, Gothicness and all the red in between, I love this book Just perfectly nonsensical as AURORA would say There s blood on your liesThe sky s open wideThere is nowhere for you to hideThe hunter s moon is shiningI m running with the wolves tonightI m running with the wolvesI m running with the wolves tonightI m running with the wolvesI [...]

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    23. 3.5 stars rounded down I read this book in preparation for viewing the Netflix series.That said, this book was a realatively fun read, and had an interesting mish mash of genre concepts, but the interesting writing style made it a bit harder to read than it should have been for a book of this type That said, I m curious to see how Netflix adapted this book to a series.

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    24. I kind of want to give this book zero stars But even for a book I hated as much as this one, that seems mean And I did finish it after all So let s say.5 stars.Anyway, this book is the definition of throwing a bunch of things against the wall and hoping they stick But none of it sticks Just look at the book blurb It mentions a murder mystery, biological experimentation, a werewolf, and a snobby rich kid thrown into the mix for good measure That s all there and only some of it works Most of it is [...]

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    25. I wanted to give this five stars, I really did I absolutely gave the series, on Netflix, the highest rating, but this is one of the cases where the series film did the story credit than the author Rare, but it happens McGreevy had a great tale in mind, but the manner in which he wrote it leaves a lot to be desired The biggest problem for me are the occasional asides that break the fourth wall The book is NOT an intimate, first person narrative, but he peppers a few instances of The faint of hea [...]

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    26. I m definitely guilty of reading this book because of the TV series Despite some of what I thought were bad director choices, strange acting moments , and weird writing styles, I really enjoyed the series If nothing else, it s the best werewolf transformation I ve ever seen on screen So I was curious to see the discrepancies between screen and book Those bad director choices, strange acting moments, and weird writing styles are directly from the book McGreevy has a lot of ill formed thoughts, se [...]

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    27. Horrible misogynistic piece of crap I started the TV series on Netflix, and it was pretty bad, so I decided to try the book instead, and then I understood why Eli Roth was so interested This book is gross I finished it because I hate to be defeated But this book is awful, explicit rape scenes throughout with a werewolf thrown in half haphazardly to give it a point A town where some people have special powers, and others are mutants Its like a 15 year old wrote this and abused the hell out of a t [...]

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    28. I ve marked this as To Read but now that I am half way through the Netflix Series based on the book I am having second thoughts.It s been 7 episodes and there has yet to be any sign of a coherent story line The plot just sort of fumbles along Randomly and sparsely dropping information about different characters around And some of these character seem to have no purpose in the story at all And just when you think something awesome is going to happen the video seems to skip and you are left wonder [...]

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    29. I don t even know how to rate this because I have no idea what the hell happened Damn, perhaps I m just a dullard

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    30. ABR s original Hemlock Grove audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Warning this novel is considered to be Horror Thriller, and isn t suitable for those with faint hearts.This novel talks about crimes happening in Hemlock Grove People say that the killer is a monster The main suspect looks to be rud werewolf Peter who really is a werewolf as the killer Peter with the help of his Upir friend, Roman, will work to solve the case During their sleuthing, we see the secret [...]

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