Through the Woods

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation His Face All Red, in print for the first time.Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time TheDiscover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation His Face All Red, in print for the first time.Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to Our Neighbor s House though coming back might be a problem Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in A Lady s Hands Are Cold You might try to figure out what is haunting My Friend Janna, or discover that your brother s fianc e may not be what she seems in The Nesting Place And of course you must revisit the horror of His Face All Red, the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page
Through the Woods Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation His Face All Red in print for the first time Journ

  • Title: Through the Woods
  • Author: Emily Carroll
  • ISBN: 9781442465978
  • Page: 295
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Through the Woods”

    1. This book freaked my shit out.Yeah. How's that for a blurb? "This freaked my shit out."- Patrick RothfussThe truth is, this book is amazing. I've read a lot of great comics this last year, and out of all of them, this is the one that had the most profound emotional effect on me. It's not gory, or graphic. It's unsettling. It's creepy. It's like the darkest of the old-school faerie tales.I read it at night before I was going to go to bed. And when I was done, I was too unnerved to go to sleep. I [...]

    2. I feel like this is something I will go back to and reread a few times, but I am slightly terrified to do so

    3. Goosebumps. Full of them. Reading this horror filled graphic novel during night-time turned out to be a terrifying idea. Yet, I couldn’t stop reading. It was captivating. I don’t think I’ve even noted a single thing of my environment while reading it; there was only the book and I. There were five short stories in this book. All of them contained a spooky or completely frightening plot that will keep you on the edge. The author also managed to include suspense in the atmosphere. However sc [...]

    4. if i were judging this book solely on its artwork, it would be an easy five stars. there are five main stories, plus an introduction and a conclusion, each with their own style of illustration. it's not that i love them all equally, but i do generally appreciate range and variety : in a way, it kind of reminded me of fear(s) of the dark, a film in which several different illustrators bring their own brand of creepy to life through unique animation stylings: this book is obviously more limited in [...]

    5. A set of five short little horror stories. Everyone loves this book.Everyone says don't read these at dark.I thought I would flip out over this book.I didn't.I think I may not be the target audience for something like this. I'm not really a fan of short stories. At least the ones that have no definite endings. It does have some awesome artwork though. I think if I had read these when I was a teenager I went have went bonkers over them. But my old jaded ass just didn't care for it now because it [...]

    6. This is one of the CREEPIEST most BEAUTIFUL most MYSTICAL most TERRIFYING things I have EVER READ.That's really all I can say. Go read this. It's utterly enchanting.The artwork is magnificent. MAGNIFICENT. Every page was a marvel. And the stories are so entertaining and keep you so intrigued, and are so intense. And it's scary. Oh my god it's terrifying. One of the creepiest books I've ever read, but in a good way. My favourite story was "Our Neighbours House" but they were ALL GOOD. SO SO GOOD. [...]

    7. Definitely one of the creepiest books I've ever read - SHOULD NOT HAVE READ IT AT NIGHT.The art was beautiful and the stories were really great. Honestly, some of them, while being creepy, could be a metaphor for mental illness/depression (in a twisted way, yes, but still metaphors) which I found really interesting. Overall a really compelling read with a lot of different elements - most of them being TERRIFYINGFINITELY LEARN FROM ME AND DON'T READ THIS BOOK AT NIGHT OMG.

    8. If there’s such thing as falling in love at first sight with graphics, I think I just experienced it.No, really. How am I supposed to rate this beautiful set of short stories? I would give it 5 stars solely for the art. The temptation is real, trust me. As it is, I’m going to do some magic average trick and call it a day. Here we go.No surprise here, of course the art deserves all the stars! If Emily Carroll uses different techniques in each short story, I can safely say that I loved every o [...]

    9. I haven't bought books to 'write off'but I actually could. In the guest room of of our Airbnb. I have a book shelf. I like to leave books for our guests to enjoy while they stay with us. We don't offer a TV in the room. We've been getting a lot of return guests ---people who come to town for business-and enjoy staying in our little retreat oasis- private quiet - their own warm pool and sauna. I've been getting feedback on the books I leave out - so I keep rotating them for repeat 'friends'. I bo [...]

    10. This is my favorite art out of any graphic novel i've ever read! Although sometimes I was confused during this, I loved how I was so creeped out that I was nervous to turn the page. Honestly I would highly recommend this graphic novel because it's so neat. I thought I wouldn't like it because it's individual short stories, but I was wrong!

    11. I want to panel my bedroom with the pages from this book - although that might disturb visitors.I adored the imagery and writing as a whole, but for over half of the stories, I felt the endings fell a bit flat.

    12. That wasn't nearly as scary as I was expecting. The art is beautiful though. I love the color palettes she chose for each story; they work very well together. They read like spooky folk tales, and while I wasn't particularly scared by them, they are rather creepy. I felt like a few of the stories ended too abruptly though. I would love for the author to make a longer, single scary story and really expand on what she has here. There wasn't much dialogue either so it goes by really quickly and rel [...]

    13. I'd heard this graphic novel was creepy, but I don't think I'd realised just how creepy. I probably should have guessed when it said it was perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman. A collection of horror stories that all feature that epitome of childhood creepiness - the woods. The artwork style, simplistic and almost child-like adds to the tension, and Emily Carroll is not afraid of some blood and gore in her illustrations.This is a definite recommendation for fans of darker graphic novels, horror and [...]

    14. MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListTHIS BOOK IS SO COOL, CREEPY, AND GREAT GRAPHICS!I'm going to do each little story so here we goOUR NEIGHBOR'S HOUSEOne day a father of three girls says he's going out hunting, he told the girls that if he didn't come back in three days to go to the neighbor's house. I'm thinking they should have done what he said. Now I'm not sure if the same thing would have happened, but still Since they decided to stay there, the next day one of the sisters said a man ca [...]

    15. Some background: I picked up this little beauty at Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal, an amazing bookshop specialising in graphic novels and comics, and when I bought it the cashier told me, "This book is really good." Cool, I thought, that's a good recommendation. But then I read the book and let me tell you that is the understatement of the freaking century.This book is not just really good. It is fantastic. It is dark and creepy and weird and beautiful and artistic and everything you'd want f [...]

    16. Horror stories done stark and right, minimalist and tear-your-face-off creepy.Seriously. I think I only like one of the five stories, but I loved the other four. Crazy solid scares, and now I've got a good book to read to my daughter once she finally stops needing to sleep with the light on.After all, we can't have our children growing up unafraid, now can we?(Puts on a wide brimmed hat and grins in such a way that all of his teeth gleam like piano keys.)Right?But my favorite story of all was th [...]

    17. I’m looking through a window at some trees in the early evening, the trees becoming darker and darker, and I feel something despite myself - the DNA starts moving, remembering a time when the darkness of the trees meant danger. Emily Carroll plays off of those primal fears in the folkish horror stories of Through the Woods, which also warns “It came from the woods. Most strange things do.”The first story, Our Neighbor’s House, loosely riffs on Red Riding Hood as a trio of sisters are lef [...]

    18. 5/5 stars Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in [...]

    19. “Oh, but you must travel through those woods again and again and you must be lucky to avoid the wolf every time But the wolf the wolf only needs enough luck to find you once.”My sister had gotten this book for Christmas––and today I picked it up because she'd told me it was really cool, and I've been trying to read more graphic novels.And HOLY CRAPPPP I loved this so much. I devoured the whole thing in one sitting; it was so gripping and terrifying that I couldn't put it down for a se [...]

    20. Well, this book didn't really get to me. I wasn't freaked out by this horror filled graphic novel and on the whole, I was quite disappointed. I don't know if it was bad timing or anything but really, I didn't feel a single chill go through me.I honestly wanted to feel all the goosebumps and hear my heart go thud, thud, thud but yeah, I didn't get any of that. Shucks. I hoped at the end of each story that the next one was going to scare the shit out of me but the only story that kind of freaked m [...]

    21. A deliciously creepy graphic novel with some absolutely beautiful artwork. I'm very glad I read this during the day because some of those stories were quite gruesome. Loved it!

    22. THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS I first want to start off by mentioning the BEAUTIFUL artwork in this book by Emily Carrol, it was just stunning. I would frame some of this stuff, yes it's a bit twisted but in the most glorious way! I hope to see lots more from her in the future. Were the tales scary? To me they were more unsettling then scary, it was really fun trying to figure out the more ambiguous ones. Ok, on to the actual tales:Our Neighbor's HouseThis was about three sisters whose father le [...]

    23. Loved this one! Exactly what I was looking for! You'll like this if you1. Enjoy beautiful artwork!2. Like dark and twisty things!3. Like fairy tales!The artwork was gorgeous, each tale was quick and enjoyable, the whole thing was very dark and messed up, and I seriously loved every page!BUT SERIOUSLY THIS IS REALLY CREEPY AND DARK SO YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.

    24. I was in a bit of a reading slump (it happens to all of us!) and wanted super quick read to get me back into the reading spirit. I picked up one of the graphic novels I bought recently, Through the Woods, and read it in my garden in one sitting, lazing about in the sunshine. As it happens, it was the perfect juxtaposition. I couldn't have handled reading Through the Woods in the winter – it's chilling!Through the Woods delivers five beautifully dark stories written and illustrated by the very [...]

    25. First off: This book is gorgeous in every way. It's small but surprisingly hefty thanks to the wonderfully heavy, glossy, richly-painted pages. You're holding a small work of art when you pick it up.Read this at night if you can. Preferably in the winter. It's a good old-fashioned spooky read. If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace, set something ablaze and curl up as close as you can get. If that's your only source of light, all the better -- Emily Carroll's dark art will be all the eerier [...]

    26. I found this book genuinely unsettling! It's not often that a book (horror or otherwise) creeps me out enough to stop reading it at night, but this one did. I started reading it after midnight during the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon as I thought it seems appropriate, and after two out of the five stories I had to call it quits because NOPE JUST NOPE.The artwork is beautiful and the colours are rich, vibrant, and incredibly evocative of the mood. The prose of each story reminded me of a fairytale, b [...]

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