Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Locke & Key #4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill
Author Hill and artist Rodriguez have done it again. They have created a masterpiece even despite the horrific details surrounding the story. The characters jump off the page, allowing the reader to understand the genuine struggles of teens as well as the stages of grief that are experienced in the case of a lost loved one. The keys provide so many unexpected dimensions and the graphics only enhance the story in unspeakable ways. With every edition, I fall deeper into the world created, leaving an imprint on my mind for years to come.
Special Note: As with the previous editions, I recommend this for mature readers only.
For fellow Locke and Key fans, which key would you like to get your hands on? What would you do with it?
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:) such a great series! I'd love the key that gives wingsReplyDelete
FICTION STATE OF MIND ... I almost think this is one of my favorite graphic novels!! It's really that good! Love the wings!! :)Delete
I've only read book one--this happens to me a lot with series. Looks like this is the series he's working on, since no other novels have been published in a LONG time.ReplyDelete
The Amateur Novelist ... I really recommend this series. I think it is one of my fave graphic novels! He just released the 5th in the series I think this month, so I do believe this is where his energy is currently going.Delete
I've read the first book and really really enjoyed it...with the exception of being a bit turned off by the degree of gruesome violence depicted. Thinking back, there wasn't "that much" of the book that showed the violence, but what was shown was a little too graphic for my tastes and has left me a little nervous to read the rest of the series even though I really really want to find out what happens next.ReplyDelete
Any chance they tone down the drawn violence a bit...maybe have it more obscured or off-page?
Okie ... If my memory serves me correctly, I think the first book has the most drawn violence. BUT, there is violence throughout the rest of the series, some of it drawn and some of it off-page, so it doesn't disappear completely.Delete
Thanks for the update. I really want to keep giving this series a try. I'll look for Volume 2 and dive back in. :)Delete
Okie ... Please feel free to keep me posted! I am curious to see what you think!Delete