RoughNeck by Jeff Lemire

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RoughNeck 

  • Author: Jeff Lemire
  • Published: April 18th, 2017
  • Publisher: Gallery Books / Gallery 13
  • Ratings: 5/5

Book Synopis

I WAS NEVER REALLY A HOCKEY PLAYER… I WAS JUST A THUG.  AT LEAST NOW I DON’T HAVE TO PRETEND TO BE SOMETHING I’M NOT. 

Derek Ouelette’s glory days are behind him.  His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him.  But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of the blue, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend.  Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods.  It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past…

My Thoughts

This story is dark but yet powerful.  We have our two characters both broken and it was hard not to feel for them even though this is a work of fiction the story and the characters are both relatable.

The artwork is just amazing, my only problem with it was the ending I guess I was waiting for more.

Overall, I really loved the story and the artwork, I would recommend this book for an audience of ages 18 and older due to strong langue, abusive behavior and drug and alcohol abuse.

 

 

P.S.  Thank you to the author and the publishing company for providing me with a copy in exchange for a review.  ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

 

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