It came from the woods. Most strange things do.'Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there...
If you are looking for dark twisted short stories then look no further. That's exactly what Emily Carroll's Through the Woods is all about along with gorgeous artwork that is a feast for the eyes.
I seriously didn't know how twisted this book would be. I'm laughing now thinking of my naivety but I wasn't laughing reading Through the Woods. I was baffled by how the stories transformed. I felt hope for the innocent characters which was quickly extinguished as I read on. And again I can't help but laugh at how true that statement is.
"We didn't leave the next day either.
But my sister was different.
No longer angry.
She was happy.
She said a man had come to the door in the night.
(Yet I had heard no knock).
(And there were no footprints in the snow outside).
She said, "He was a tall man, in a wide-brimmed hat, with a smile that showed all his teeth"
But anything else, my sister would not say.
The stories included in Through the Woods are An Introduction, Our Neighbors House, A Lady's Hands are Cold, His Face All Red, My Friend Janna, The Nesting Place, and In Conclusion. The introduction is obviously an introduction with a simple story of what to expect in the story. Our Neighbors House has three sisters being visited by a man in a wide-brimmed hat. A Lady's Hands Are Cold has a newly wedded woman living with her new husband. She constantly hears a song coming from the house ever night. His Face All Red is a tale of two brother's who went into the woods and one came back... My Friend Janna is about two friends conning others with the idea that one of them is a medium. The Nesting Place is probably the creepiest read. A girl goes to live with her brother and his wife. Things get crazy. And finally, In Conclusion gives us a little warning about monsters and being safe.
Through the Woods was a wonderfully deliciously dark adventure. Emily Carroll's artwork was the cherry on top. I look forward to reading other works by her or just simply staring at her illustrations. The hype is real people!