Frogcatchers

Frogcatchers

Experience a surreal descent into one man’s psychosis in this haunting and chilling graphic novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Roughneck and Sweet Tooth, “the Stephen King of comics” (Maclean’s).

A man wakes up alone in a strange room with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. The padlocked doors and barren lobby reinforce the strangeness of this place. This is—as he reads from an old-fashioned keychain beside his bed—the Edgewater Hotel. Even worse, something ominous seems to be lurking in one of the rooms.

But when he meets a young companion—the only other soul in this vast, enveloping emptiness—his new friend begs him not to unlock the door. There must be something behind it…but what?

A haunted hotel on the edge of reality, an endless bridge spanning an infinite ocean, and a man and a boy looking for a way out. This is the setting for a boundary-pushing, genre-defying new work of fiction by one of comics’ master storytellers.

Title:Frogcatchers
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982107376
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    Frogcatchers Reviews

  • Blake Crouch

    Frogcatchers is a flawless, brutally sharp diamond that captures the fear, frailty, and unending mystery of what it means to be alive. Should be required reading for the human race....

  • Sam Quixote

    A man awakens in an obvious nightmare/metaphor for dying where he’ll meet his younger self, frog monsters and the inevitable sentimentality that comes with looking back upon one’s life. Serious! F...

  • David Schaafsma

    A short and what it appears to be a quickly sketched and lettered story of a man accompanied by a boy throughout, going through his past when he used to catch frogs, alternating with images of him in ...

  • Chad

    The story of a man going through an existential crisis as he nears the end of his life. I found this a bit underwhelming and short for the $23 price tag. I read it in about 10 minutes. I did really en...

  • Ashley Daviau

    This graphic novel is BEYOND stunning. I fell in love with the artwork instantly, it’s incredibly beautiful and raw. And behind the gorgeous illustrations is an equally beautiful and haunting story....

  • Artemy

    Can’t go wrong with a book written and illustrated by Lemire. Frogcatchers feels like yet another installment in his Essex County masterpiece (although not officially part of it) — a simple but po...

  • Rod Brown

    Good thing I was double-tasking by walking the dog as I read this, otherwise that would have been a wasted ten minutes. Lemire roughly sketches out an obvious and heavy-handed short story (view spoile...

  • Michelle

    Whew, what a punch straight to the gut! This really hit home.A new favorite! 5 stars.Review to come....

  • Elizabeth A

    The less you know about this graphic novel going in the better. I tend to really like Lemire's work, but this one had what seemed liked hurriedly sketched art, and uninspired text. I did really like t...

  • Jake Nap

    Frogcatchers is a unique book in Lemire’s bibliography. The art is rougher than usual, the story shorter and quieter, and the biggest change of all, no hockey. But it’s still VERY much a Jeff Lemi...