Most of the world is aware of the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove, but did you know that it was actually based off of a novel?
Hemlock Grove: A Novel is a gothic novel inspired by the iconic characters of the greatest myths and out nightmares. It was written by Brian McGreevy in 2012, and was than adapted into a television series by Netflix.
Below is a passage from the novel courtesy of Brian McGreevy.
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.
The novel is currently available, and you can purchase it HERE. Season 2 of Hemlock Grove premiers Friday, July 11, 2014 only on Netflix. Not a Netflix subscriber? CLICK HERE to receive a 1 month free trial (only $7.99 a month if you decide to keep it). Missed the first season? That's OK, season one is still available.
For more information on Hemlock Grove: A Novel and other upcoming novels from Brian McGreevy, visit BrianMcGreevy.net and follow him on twitter @diegomcgreevy. You can also follow Hemlock Grove the series on twitter @HemlockGrove.