Sunday, January 4, 2015

#2 Through The Woods - Emily Carroll

A fantastically dark and timeless graphic debut, for fans of Grimm Tales, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and the works of Neil Gaiman
'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.


  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 15, 2014)
  • ISBN: 9781442465961

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AUTHOR BIO:
Emily Carroll was born in London, Ontario, in June of 1983. In addition to the many short online comics found at her website, her work has been featured in numerous print anthologies. She currently lives with her wife Kate and their large orange cat in Stratford, Ontario.


REVIEW:
Definitely not for kids.
The first couple of tales really grabbed me, and the illustrations throughout were awesome. 
After the first couple of stories though, it kinda fizzled out and went downhill for me in the story department. I said, 'weird', a couple of times. Which can be both good and bad, depending. Then I was like, 'I just don't get it'. And at that point, that can't be good. Not after a couple of weirds. At the end, I felt a little let down.
Let me reiterate how good the illustrations were. They were phenomenal even.
I'm sure other people will think differently than I, but in the end, it wasn't for me.


2/5


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7 comments:

  1. Are there a lot of illustrations?

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    1. The whole book is illustrated. It's a graphic novel, which is like a comic book.

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  2. Aww, I’m sad this one was disappointing– it looks fantastic :( Thanks for the review!

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    1. It wasn't my cup of tea, but don't let that discourage you if you have interest. You may have a difference of opinion. :-)

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  3. You had me with the intro and the cover. I even like weird and love illustrations with my stories. Now I'm unsure of this one. It might be something I'd really enjoy but I hesitate to spend the money if it's going to go south the further in I get.
    Thanks for the honest review, Freda.

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  4. I totally loved this book! The artwork was amazing and some of the stories stayed with me. Truly scary!

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