5 book adaptations to watch and read during quarantine

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You - Noah Centineo, Lana Condor - Photo Credit: Netflix / Bettina Strauss
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4. Locke & Key

This next adaptation is perfect for those who aren’t the biggest readers. If you don’t care much for reading novels, then graphic novels might be for you. In recent years, there has been a huge bump in adaptations based on graphic novels or comics. Netflix, in particular, has been spearheading the movement as they’ve released a handful in the past two years including The Umbrella Academy, Hilda and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

The one in the spotlight is Joe Hill’s Locke & Key. If you didn’t know, Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King. Let’s talk about the series first as it released on Netflix in February. Currently, the show only has one season consisting of 10 episodes and a second season on the way.

According to Netflix’s description, the series is about “After their dad’s murder, three siblings move with their mom to his ancestral estate, where they discover magical keys that unlock powers — and secrets.” Judging from the trailer, this show wouldn’t be for everyone but if you like fantasy and horror, then this might be your next binge.

As for graphic novel series, there are currently six volumes out and a few one-shots. Your best bet is to read those six volumes and the one-shots. Hill has teased other stories to be published in the future but it’s unclear when they’ll be released. Until then, just reading those first six volumes and the one-shots should hold you over. If not, Hill has a massive backlist so if you like his work, then there are dozens of others to choose from.