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Joe Hill

4.02 of 5 Votes: 2
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Books by Joe Hill
NOS4A2 (2013)
language
English
4.04 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The length is overwhelming, but don't let that deter you. Hill writes an in-depth story of crazy twists and turns that leaves you begging for just one more hour of reading before bed. Which is exactly why I can give it no less than five stars. If an author pours his heart into a ...
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks (2012)
language
English
series
4.54 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I love Locke & Key. This volume provides lots of background information on the creation of the keys and the birth of evil Dodge through the use of the clockwork key. Kinsey and Tyler travel back to 1775 to see the opening of the black door as well as the suffering of the Locke an...
Locke & Key, Volume 6: Alpha & Omega (2014)
language
English
series
4.61 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I'm so sad to come to the end of this series! Real tears for the Lockes of Lovecraft! Now I want to go make jewelry from old keys. I wouldn't want to give anything specific away, but this volume is a super climatic, action-packed, heart-wrenching conclusion to the Keyhouse gang w...
Wolverton Station (2014)
language
English
3.62 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Another quick read to pass the time. This one was written exclusively by Joe Hill. Our main character's name is Saunders and he receives an unexpected surprise when he boards a train. Wolves in sheep's clothing, more like wolves in human clothing. I like how Hill kept you in Saun...
Horns (2010)
language
English
3.91 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I read this because my 13 almost 14 year old son wanted to read it and I wasn't sure if it was appropriate. It is not. At first it was hard to even like or care about any of the characters. That did change as the story went on. There is A LOT of talk and/or various sexual enc...
Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (2008)
language
English
series
4.2 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: A great start to a creepy comic series. After a tragedy sends them fleeing from their normal lives, the family seeks shelter at their ancestral home, each trying to find solace in their new environment. But it turns out that there are secrets in this old house, fantastical keys...
Twittering from the Circus of the Dead (2013)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: The good news is, you'll be finished in no time with this short story. The bad news is you'll be finished in no time because the story lacks substance. The device of a string of tweets is moderately interesting, but eventually only serves to create a choppy and distracting flow. ...
Wraith (2014)
language
English
4 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The creepy and the "Oh, that just ain't right" moments in this graphic novel were spot on! I had the most fun reading this, and enjoyed each and every creepy moment. The art is perfect to go along with this tale of horror, and the writing was just outstanding. The pacing was g...
Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games (2009)
language
English
series
4.37 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Just read the whole Lock and Key graphic novel series by Joe Hill, Stephen King's son. Joe is always solid, but never outstanding. Clean, competent writing, but not really a distinct style. He seems to start with a great premise, keeps it interesting as he runs through the develo...
NOS4R2 (2013)
language
English
3.63 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: For me, this book unleashed all the potential that was lurking in his previous books. I finished it in a day on the beach, not realizing until afterwards what a long read it was (a common danger with Kindle editions) Some of my enjoyment was most likely the accidental result of r...
Locke and Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (2012)
language
English
series
4.2 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Wait, reviewers I followed didn't like this? What? It's true it's pretty cheesy, but it's comic book cheese, it's good cheese, it's there's a scary-sexy-cryptkeeper lady in the well cheesy! It's madness and ghosts scary! It's psychopathic scar-faced teenager cheesy! It's twisted ...
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (2009)
language
English
series
4.2 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: When Tyler stumbles upon his father being murdered, he takes action and turns into a killer himself. Despite his desperate situation, he can't help but have guilt over the circumstances. After the funeral, Tyler, his 2 siblings, and mother leave town to live with an uncle in a ho...
Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 (2000)
language
English
series
4.2 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Just read the whole Lock and Key graphic novel series by Joe Hill, Stephen King's son. Joe is always solid, but never outstanding. Clean, competent writing, but not really a distinct style. He seems to start with a great premise, keeps it interesting as he runs through the develo...
Locke & Key, Volumen 1: Bienvenidos a Lovecraft (2011)
language
English
series
4.2 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Lo recommended this to me like a year ago, and I finally got around to it. Surprisingly good, but definitely one of those comics that desperately needs a change in illustrator. Rodríguez has a cool style, but a limited range of facial expressions, and his kind of baroque lines we...
Willkommen in Lovecraft (2009)
language
English
series
4.2 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: If you like any mystery, horror, or even fantasy this series is an important read. This is one of the best examples of amazing writing in graphic novels. It's full of suspense, the characters are engaging and real, the mystery is so well created that you'll be dying to read the n...
Locke & Key, Volume 4: Keys to the Kingdom (2011)
language
English
series
4.46 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Just read the whole Lock and Key graphic novel series by Joe Hill, Stephen King's son. Joe is always solid, but never outstanding. Clean, competent writing, but not really a distinct style. He seems to start with a great premise, keeps it interesting as he runs through the develo...
Locke & Key, Volume 5: Clockworks (2012)
language
English
series
4.54 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I cannot creatively give this book review any justice! This volume is and will be epic compare to the other volumes especially the pathetic 4th volume! This volume dealt mostly of the origins of the key and what led the downfall of these children's father's high school friends!We...
Locke & Key, Volume 3: Crown of Shadows (2010)
language
English
series
4.43 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This 3rd volume was just as good as the first two. It makes me happy to know I'm so invested in the story. This story was just as messed up as the last ones. The third key was super creepy. I liked what it unlocked but not who unlocked it. (It's hard to review this book without...
Throttle (2012)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This is a novella...It is a quick read about an outlaw motorcycle gang (the Tribe) being chased thru the desert by an 18 wheeler. Somehow I felt as if I had seen this before on the silver screen? The story is a remake by Joe Hill & Stephen King, of Richard Matheson's classic "Due...
Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games (2009)
language
English
series
4.37 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Testament to how good this comic is: I just had to finish it once I started reading. Which was late last night. And then I really had to go to sleep, but I hesitated because this comic is so eerie and creepy that it does get in your head and I didn't want to suffer from nightmare...
Juegos Mentales (2009)
language
English
series
4.37 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Talk about a head game! While I know two doesn't make a pattern, I love how the atmosphere of the first two collected volumes reflect the key on the cover. Volume 1 with the ghost key and it's high body count + grim narrative. Volume 2 now with some big reveals, we know what's be...
Psychospiele (2009)
language
English
series
4.37 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: After the phenomenal setting off the first book I expected a bit more than unlocking heads and putting whole books in. Maybe I'm already too old and don't enjoy a kids' joke anymore. Apart from that there are great artworks of getting inside characters' heads which reminded me of...
Casse-tête (2009)
language
English
series
4.37 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Have I mentioned how much I love this graphic novel? The illustrations are amazing. The story line superb. I am sad that it is over.So what can I say that won't spoil book 1... In this graphic novel a new key is discovered which does something super freaking creepy and kind of co...
Locke and Key Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom (2011)
language
English
series
4.46 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Reading a Joe Hill book is almost as good as taking a creative writing class. He's clearly at the top of his craft, and only getting better.Gabriel Rodriguez, too, is amazing. I find myself taking a few extra minutes to study two different panels that have shifted just the slight...
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom (2011)
language
English
series
4.46 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Gory, smart, vulgar, real, artful, creepy, exciting. Hill and Rodriguez throw everything into Vol. 4. The violence has reached a different level now. I promise you won't forget a certain kiss. And chances are you won't look at fencing or sparrows in quite the same way again.Zack'...
Les Clés du Royaume (2011)
language
English
series
4.46 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Hill has an uncanny way of delivering the message exactly where it hits. In a homage to Bill Waterson, cartoon-y art doesn't hold back in depicting its typical violence with a strong sense of morality. Hill reinforces in first chapter again that one need not be top of food chain ...
Alpha & Omega (2014)
language
English
series
4.6 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is the first series of graphic novels I have ever read before, and I have to say... Whatever series I decide to read next has some HUGE shoes to fill. Hill & Rodriguez write wonderfully together. This story, full of all the best things I look for in a story... Twists, turns,...
By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain (2014)
language
English
3.73 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I think I want my $2 back. I think Amazon should Bundle or Joe Hill should just do a complication. I read this in like 4 minutes. Should have read the description more so I knew exactly what i was getting into.I'm still enraged that Amazon is charging taxes on ELECTRONIC BOOKS. W...
Locke and Key Vol. 5: Clockworks (2012)
language
English
series
4.54 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Much needed backstory (okay, not really, a good story never requires every detail to be made known) but my guess about the entity possessing Dodge was totally off so it's good to have the correction.We follow Tyler and Kinsey as they, in turn, follow the events of the past, start...
Rouages (2013)
language
English
series
4.54 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I can not adequately express how much I love this series! The secrets behind the creation of the keys, and what happened to Dodge and the 'keepers of the keys' are finally revealed! The twist with the fishing lure was a nice touch. My guess is it will be used to pull that thing o...
Crown of Shadows (2000)
language
English
series
4.43 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Absolutely awesome. You name it - Hill's writing, Rodriguez's artwork, depth of character (and making me care what happens to them!), imagination, creepiness - it's good. Honestly, it's a joy to read this series.Enlarged Tyler crawling out of Key House; shadow wars; a battle of g...
La Couronne des Ombres (2010)
language
English
series
4.43 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This story gets better and stranger with each book. Lots of character development in this volume, with a healthy does of strange-scary. The writing is excellent and the art is great. I do have one beef with the art, though. All the characters look too similar to me. It's just a s...
Die Schattenkrone (2010)
language
English
series
4.43 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Joe Hill knows how to write beautifully. Everything in Locke and Key is woven extremely well. I liked how he depicted the mother's utter breakdown into alcoholism. The children's thrust into adulthood and childhood belief into what the keys can actually do. I hate how Hill is tea...
20th Century Ghost: A Story from the Collection 20th Century Ghosts (2009)
language
English
4.02 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Esta é uma história sobre um cinema que está assombrado pelo fantasma de uma jovem, que morreu enquanto via o filme "O Feiticeiro de Oz", e que vai aparecendo a alguns clientes do cinema, tal como também apareceu ao dono actual do cinema - Alec Sheldon.Gostei mesmo muito da histó...
Hoogste versnelling (2013)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I really didn't like this story. I expected it to be a good read becuase of the authors, however I was unpleasantly suprised of how poor this story was. I simply couldn't get into the story. The whole idea of a guy in a truck chasing some bikers could have been told a lot better ...
Plein gaz (2014)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: When I was growing up, Stephen King was my favorite author. Now, his son is my fave. So, seeing them paired up is a real treat. Throttle is a gritty, rough road story. My favorite part of reading it was trying to pick out which lines were written by which members of this father a...
The Black Phone (2009)
language
English
3.92 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This story, from "20th Century ghosts", is a page-turner with a very satisfying conclusion. I congratulate Joe for having separated his collection into smaller, bite-size pieces which can be consumed in a short period of time. I look forward to reading more of the stand-alone sto...
Pop Art (2000)
language
English
4.41 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I realize that I've already rated the collection that this short story comes from, but I have to single this one out. EVERYONE should read this story. It is undoubtedly the best short story I ever read. Before I read "Pop Art" my 3 favs were "Jefty is Five", "Casting the Runes" a...
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