- Publisher: Idea & Design Works
- Format: Paperback | 152 pages
- Dimensions: 168mm x 259mm x 10mm | 590g
- Publication date: 26 August 2009
- Publication City/Country: San Diego
- ISBN 10: 1600103847
- ISBN 13: 9781600103841
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 7,714
"Locke & Key" tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all! Acclaimed suspense novelist and "New York Times" best-selling author Joe Hill ("Heart-Shaped Box") creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez.
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By Randa 06 Nov 2013
I love this cover. You canÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t know what the story is by looking at it but you can guess itÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢s terrifying.
This is the first time I review a graphic novel on my blog and the first time I read and finish one (Not counting the Buffy: The Vampire Slayer series, there are just too many that I canÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t keep up with them Ã??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢??_-).
The story is about the Locke family who move into their familyÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢s house called Keyhouse, after a tragedy in the family, hoping to forget about the past and move on. Little they know, everything is connected.
The house is full of doors which are locked with special keys.
The story is full of gore, bloody scenes and sadness. But most importantly there are unanswered questions, which is why there are other 5 volumes in the series :).
I canÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t say anything anymore because IÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢ll spoil the graphic novel for you.
What I loved:
- We get inside the story from the first page, no preface.
- The intrigue.
- I adore the gore, the bloody scenes and the fact that the artist isnÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t afraid to draw them in details.
- The drawings are amazing and the characters are well drawn with details on their faces and surroundings.
- The plot is very clear and straightforward and you get the feeling that everything is where itÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢s supposed to be.
- I love the characters, especially the two brothers and sister, each with their own personality.
- The story is full of suspense. You keep guessing who did what and whatÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢s going to happen next, but itÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢s hard to be right.
What I disliked:
The Locke's: Composed of the Mother, Nina and the Two brothers Brode and Tyler and the middle sister Kinsey, also there is the deceased father. These are the main characters, but mostly weÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢re following Brode, the younger brother, who in order to deal with the family tragedy finds magical things and gets involved in unwanted Ã??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã??businessÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã??.
There is also The uncle, who takes care of them.
And Sam, the main protagonist.
There is another important character but I canÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t tell you who they are or IÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢ll spoil the book.
This was an awesome discovery and a great way to get into reading again especially since I donÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t have time to read and/or IÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢m just not in the moodÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã??Ã¢??Ã??Ã?Â¦
ItÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢s a light and fast read and very entertaining.
If you like horror books and you donÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t get bothered by horrific and bloody pictures, then you definitely have to get this one.
Let me know if youÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢ve read this graphic novel and what you thought of it, also, let me know how I did on this review, since this is the first time I review a graphic novel, IÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢m not very familiar with how exactly I should do it.