Brian McGreevy is the author of Hemlock Grove, as well as creator of the Netflix series. He is a founding partner of the production company El Jefe. The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, in the shadow of the a [ ]. Hemlock Grove. Brian McGreevy. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $15 trade paper ( p) ISBN

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Mar 28, Robbie Bashore rated it it was amazing. When a romance is thrown in, it works too.

I just got tired of reading someone calling another person a “faggot” or saying that they were not a “homo”. Speaking strictly in terms of genre and style of writing, however, Hemlock Grove is a bit of a failure. Why them and not the police?

Hemlock Grove

Aside from the supernatural element that they detect, why them? While there’s no direct explanation what an upir is until the end, it doesn’t take much work to figure it out. You are probably wondering why I am bitching about hemloc TV show on goodreads. Blood Wolf Steve Feasey 8.

Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy

A friend of mine made me suffer through the TV series promising me that at some point it would get awesome. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hemlock Grove is a supernatural psychological mystery thriller that kept my brain working frantically to keep up, to catch all the allusions and bits of humor, and to puzzle through what was really going on despite a possibly unreliable narrator.

But this book is awful, explicit rape scenes throughout with a werewolf thrown in half haphazardly to give it a point. A Million More Pages: People who enjoyed Frankenstein will love this book.

I would categorize this more as “A hackneyed, disorganized, pretentious mess that somebody is passing off as high art. The “action” skips mcgerevy too much, the narrative is an odd blend of showy telling, and the constantly shifting format leaves a book that is simply too “slick” to actually be able to sink into.


As the crime goes unsolved and the police seem more and more willing to believe any outlandish rumour, Peter and Roman decide the only way to save their own skins is to find the killer themselves. They alternate between brrian at a level of language far beyond the ken of any teenager I’ve ever met and a semi retarded mishmash of colloquial teenage slang. It was just odd.

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Yeah dude, we get it, the book is set in Pennsylvania, but not everyone and their dragons has to walk around in a Steelers jersey. Yes, I read this book because of the Netflix series.

In this one book we have werewolves, gypsies, vampires, government agents, family secrets, dark rituals, immaculate conceptions, illicit affairs, homoerotic tension, drug abuse, shady medical experiments, a sinister asylum, and a glow-in-the-dark teenage giantess who writes emails in the style of Jonathan Harker.

The thing strains plausibility mcgreey the get-go, and that’s not always a problem in this genre, but when you set your Gothic horror in a “normal small town in Pennsylvania,” you have to have a few regular humans respond to the horrific goings-on.

I had not seen the show before I read this so I really had no idea what this was about. And it’s not a happy thing.

One last full moon — then it will all be over. I liked this book just fine, until way toward the end, where – OK, I’ll admit it, I’m going to give you a spoiler, but if you, like I, love cats, you might thank me for it.

Grovd lot of questions remain unanswered, but for some reason that seems like the charm of the grovve. All right, let me get one thing out of the way: Mcbreevy most interesting aspect of this book however is the fact that, in my opinion, most if not all of the characters are extremely unlikable. There’s a bit of sex, and more than a bit of gore these werewolves are the kind that have to rip their way out of human skin to transform.


A very odd book to read, which is not a complaint. No “muggle” character in the novel seems to think any of this is unusual. There was a really disturbing rape scene and it made me despise one character for the rest of the book.

I saw the potential for a good story in the show. After some gruesome murders of local teenage girls, the two decide that it’s up to them to find out who is responsible. Or hemlck even a YA novel about all the teens in the strange town of Hemlock Grove, because all of them worked for me as characters on some level.

In the end, Hemlock Grove is bogged down by too many plots, too many trying to be profound but failing miserably moments, and hacky prose.

Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy

The dialogue between characters the little there was was cloaked most of the time and the only time any of it rang true was when Roman and Hemloco interacted because at least they acted like teenagers.

But I wonder if anyone else here agrees? But I do have a reason. Peter’s mother Lynda doesn’t seem to do much but worry about feeding mcgrwevy. Some suspec An exhilarating reinvention of the gothic novel, inspired by the iconic characters of our greatest myths and nightmares. Don’t fall prey to my problem. If that was the case, as it was implied says to figure out what and why there is killing on non-full moons that it will mcgreeby him his human face” then why, when he shifts back to human body later does he not have scars or something.

I was quite, quite intrigued to read it too.