Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

...a thrilling, archetypal work that never functions as mimetic is a triumph... one that will be continually rewarding for McGreevy and his fans.
-Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Synopsis

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.

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.
 

About Brian McGreevy

See more books from this Author
Brian McGreevy grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. Now a screenwriter who has had two screenplays featured on the best of the year Black List, he is working on an adaptation of Dracula for Leonardo DiCaprio's production company. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by FSG Originals. 336 pages
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bookmark Counts:
5
Want to Read
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Hemlock Grove
All: 3 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 0

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jan 23 2012

McGreevy cleverly contemporizes the gothic novel, underlining the isolations of modern-day technology and adolescence in this engaging... literary horror novel.

Read Full Review of Hemlock Grove | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly

Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Excellent
Reviewed by Emily Goldsher-Diamond on Mar 22 2012

...a thrilling, archetypal work that never functions as mimetic is a triumph... one that will be continually rewarding for McGreevy and his fans.

Read Full Review of Hemlock Grove

International Business Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Amanda Remling on Apr 24 2012

"Hemlock Grove" by Brian McGreevy is bound to suck readers into the mystifying town that has surprises around every corner.

Read Full Review of Hemlock Grove

Reader Rating for Hemlock Grove
72%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 431 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review

Reader reviews & activity

Courtney Wimmers

Courtney Wimmers 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list

Kelly Dickerson

Kelly Dickerson 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list

Shirley Hill

Shirley Hill 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list

Margaret Chowning

Margaret Chowning 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list

Dana Cardona

Dana Cardona 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list

×