Tag: through the woods

Out of the Woods

Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods was oddly reminiscent of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.  Scary Stories, along with Grimms’ Fairy Tales, were my go-to horror reads as a kid, so this collection really struck a chord with me. Maybe it is the narrative voice of folk tales, or particularly Carroll’s, but these stories were told beautifully. Modern,… Read more →

Almost for Children: The Whimsy and Morbid in Emily Carroll’s “Through the Woods”

I could not resist the temptation of picking up Emily Carroll’s graphic novel “Through the Woods” this past weekend. I’ve always been a fan of children’s books with a slightly morbid twist, one of my favorites being Alvin Schwartz’s “Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark” which is arguably a hauntingly terrifying book for children to read. Carroll’s work is just… Read more →

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