Through the Woods

Through the Woods

Book - 2014
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"A collection of five spine-tingling short stories"--
Publisher: New York ;, Toronto, Ontario :, Margaret K. McElderry Books,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781442465961
9781442465964
Characteristics: 200 unnumbered pages :,coloured illustrations :,23 cm

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AL_JENNY Jun 04, 2017

These are the kind of gruesome stories you tell around a campfire. The illustrations are both delicate and unnerving. Keep the lights on!

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thelittleblackbird
Dec 15, 2016

A perfect example of subtle horror.

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cborriello
Nov 26, 2016

Deliciously terrifying thru and thru. Especially the final complete story and the very end of the overall book; this is a must-read for anyone who loves horrific takes on folklore, classic and new.

AL_LESLEY Nov 17, 2016

Awesome and surprisingly chilling!

VaughanPLKasey Nov 09, 2016

I love everything about this book! It’s a collection of short horror stories, based - with varying degrees of fidelity – on classic folklore. Carroll’s illustrations are striking, with strong black-and-white foundations given depth through the judicious use of bold primary colours.

And the stories! The stories are fabulously creepy in the particular way that folkloric themes often encourage, drawing as they do on strangely primordial, instinctive human fears. I honestly can’t recommend this book enough.

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Citizen92116
Nov 03, 2016

Fun collection of short stories reminiscent of the old Creepshow movies.
Artwork adds to the storytelling. Many of the panels emphasize things that create some unease adding to the mood.
After some discussion in book club, the first story was looked at carefully for symbolism and, without giving it away, the first story may be heavier than on first pass.
Fun read.

cmlibrary_ecrites Oct 01, 2016

Haunting, creepy and beautiful!

AL_JOSHUAS Sep 22, 2016

A fun batch of short horror stories. Very well written with good art. Some were more scary than others but overall it was a fun physiological horror read.

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Operation1020
Aug 24, 2016

I got this book and enjoyed the crap out of it, show I showed it to my sister. She enjoyed it too. I also let my one friend borrow it and she also relly enjoyed. I really like all the artstyles Emily Carroll does. The art just makes it a million times more creepy. All the endings for the story were a "WHAT IN THE FREAKING WORLD JUST HAPPEN" type of ending. You have to read this if you creepy stuff. P.S. It also reminded me of Secret of Wysteria.

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TatsuSensei
Aug 22, 2016

My sister got this book and she said to me, " Dude! Read this book!" and I did.

It is crazy fraxing creepy but so darn good! The first story, 'Our Neighbour's House' really reminds me of the song Secret of Wysteria by Steampianist (who used the vocloid Oliver for the song) and that's a good the. By the way, you have to listen to that song and listen to the reverse of it (SO CREEPY!!!!).

The artstyle is amazing and the way it's writen and how the stories end are really epic. I also love that there really isn't any gore and that the fright comes purely from visual ques and such.

This is a must read for any horror fan or a fan of any kind of scary stuff.

10/10!

P.S.

I always read this book before bed so..... yeah.... that wasn't a good idea. -_-

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TheKantoCat
Apr 08, 2017

TheKantoCat thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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wolfe_myles
Oct 16, 2016

wolfe_myles thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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TheKantoCat
Apr 08, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Not suitable for children under 14. Gore and disturbing plot.

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JCLChrisK Nov 14, 2014

"Oh, but you must travel through those woods again and again," said a shadow at the window, "and you must be lucky to avoid the wolf every time. But the wolf . . . the wolf only needs enough luck to find you once."

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