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Through the Woods (English Edition) di [Carroll, Emily]
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Beautiful, beguiling and thrillingly eerie. (MICHEL FABER)

Stunning, magical. Hauntingly gothic, it made me feel like a child again, reading Grimm fairy tales. (JANE HARRIS)

Mesmerizes and inspires; a Victorian gothic playground haunted by Mary Shelley & Edward Gorey, awash in the dream-like haze of Odilon Redon, and composed with the poetic elegance of Ukiyo-e. I loved it. (CRAIG THOMPSON)

'A wonderful new collection by the Canadian comic artist and writer Emily Carroll. As Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) has already pointed out, Carroll's talent is immense: the mood of these stories is Brothers Grimm by way of Patricia Highsmith or Stephen King, while her drawings, so fluidly lavish and atmospheric, seem to channel Edward Gorey.' (Rachel Cooke Observer, Graphic Novel of the Month)

'A graphic debut that blends the gothic strangeness of Tim Burton with the macabre illustrations of Edward Gorey to create a wonderfully chilling collection of tales ... Eschewing neat endings, Carroll leaves lingering questions: how much is real and how much is imagination? ... Her eerie tales will haunt you.' (Financial Times)

'The gothic tradition is alive, or perhaps splendidly undead, in Emily Carroll's chilling period folktales Through the Woods. Particularly effective is how Carroll insinuates her handwritten narration within her elegant page designs ... Carroll knows when to shock on the turn of a page and when to leave her horrors lurking.' (Paul Gravett Independent)

'Properly terrifying ... revenge and comeuppance are at the centre of these stories, as ghosts, monsters and demons seek to manipulate ordinary people, folk who have allowed themselves to get involved in unspeakable evil, and to hell with the consequences. Carroll delivers all of this with an understated melancholy and a creeping dread, the narrative bursting into flashes of bloody terror at just the right moment, and she shows the perfect pacing and narrative skill of an accomplished storyteller.' (Doug Johnstone, Big Issue)

Carroll has a mainline to the reader's psychic pressure points, the kind of fears and phobias that go all the way back to the cave. She also has the confidence to let her images do the work when it best serves the story ... [She] might have made her name online, but Through the Woods is a powerful argument for the physical book as fetish object. It's a beautiful artefact, confidently written and lavishly designed. Just don't bring it to bed. (Peter Murphy Irish Times)

Outstanding ... Carroll uses a combination of the rhythmic language of fairy tale and a clear and cartoony art style to make the book's moments of horror genuinely unnerving. (QUADRAPHEME)

'Like all the best Grimm fairy tales, Carroll conjures visions of monsters and terrors that lurk in the darkness and haunt our dreams, bringing them to life with her sinister yet stunning illustrations ... Through The Woods looks and feels like a modern day collector's item. It's a book that should be looked after and treasured, to be brought out on cold winter nights and read by the fire with a mug of steaming hot chocolate. It's a beautifully crafted and poetic book that shows off Carroll's skill as both an artist and a storyteller.' (Culture Fly)

Atmospheric illustrations, saturated in grey, black and slashes of red, provide a spooky backdrop to these five psychologically complex gothic stories ... Carroll eschews easy endings for something darker and deliciously unresolved. (METRO)

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

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Lunghezza stampa: 208
  • Editore: Margaret K. McElderry Books (15 luglio 2014)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00FNVSVUC
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  • Media recensioni: 5.0 su 5 stelle 3 recensioni clienti
  • Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: #154.561 a pagamento nel Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 a pagamento nella categoria Kindle Store)
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Di NKT8 il 30 dicembre 2015
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i'm really satisfied with my purchase; i already knew this artist from her webcomics and i'm happy to find the same good quality of stories and illustrations.If she publish more of her works i'd be very happy to buy more
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Eccezionale dalla prima all'ultima pagina. I disegni sono fantastici e ricchi di atmosfera aiutati anche da una colorazione molto azzeccata. Trame poco impegnative ma sempre interessanti e .."nooo..ahaha! WOW!"
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Di Valeria il 25 dicembre 2015
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Ho comprato questo volume come regalo di natale, quindi non l'ho letto, ma è un bellissimo oggetto ed è arrivato davvero in fretta e in ottime condizioni.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 su 5 stelle 252 recensioni
3 di 3 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle True Horror in the Style of the Brothers Grimm 5 gennaio 2017
Di Dave Bell Jr. - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Copertina flessibile Acquisto verificato
Right off the bat, this book sets the dark and dreary tone that courses throughout the whole of it via handwritten text set atop highly contrasting visuals laid atop pure blackness. I've read a decent number of horror comic books and graphic novels before, all of them with different approaches taken (from the 'Twilight Zone'-Inspired "Underwater Welder" to the heavily stylized "30 Days of Night"), but this is the first one I've read where I've been able to say "this is beyond a doubt a horror book" right from the first page. The visuals are terrifyingly beautiful to say the least, and the hand-written dialogue laid out in the negative space of each page helps to intensify the unease in the reader that is so clearly sought after by the author.

This book is a collection of five short horror stories, depicting different people from a very wide range of time periods, social statuses, and general walks of life coming face to face with supernatural horrors. Each of the stories, save for the fifth one, end on such an ambiguous note that the reader has to wonder if the protagonist of each story really encountered something terrible or if it was all in their own heads, which in my opinion makes for the best kind of horror. Engaging the reader by making them really think about what they just read/saw is something only the best stories are capable of. The aforementioned fifth short story contained in this collection is not as ambiguous as the other four, but it does end with a highly suspenseful cliffhanger, as all good horror should.

The art, as mentioned before, is very striking and beautiful, but it was the panel layout that truly caught my eye. I'm a sucker for unique panel layouts in comic books and graphic novels that challenge the reader to think outside of the box and follow the flow of the story more naturally, rather than the traditional stack of boxes that an overwhelming majority of stories in this medium employ. The second story contained in this book, "A Lady's Hands are Cold," particularly encapsulates this layout method in a truly beautiful way, and was the highlight of the book, in my eyes.

If I were to gripe about anything in this book, it would be that is was simply far too short and I wanted so much more. I highly, highly recommend that anyone who is a fan of the graphic novel medium, horror stories, and even the classic fairy tales as told by the Brothers Grimm pick up this volume and read the other online material from the creator. I know I'll be following Mrs. Carroll's work from now on.
56 di 57 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Loved it 16 luglio 2014
Di D. B. - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle
This is an excellent and gorgeous collection of five stories by Emily Carroll (four new, one old). Carroll's stories are creepy as hell and not to everyone's taste, so go to her website (emcarroll.com) and read "His Face all Red". If you liked it, you'll like this book. If you didn't like it, you won't like this book. (The stories in "Through the Woods" are all in the same fairy tale/horror vein as "Face all Red", and "Face all Red" is actually in the book.)

Also, be forewarned that the stories are pretty gruesome. Definitely not a book for children.
5.0 su 5 stelle Fairy Tale Horror 21 aprile 2017
Di Scott Slemmons - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
There are so many different ways to create horror, especially in comics. If you’re Richard Corben, you go with surreality, cheesecake, and backwoods decadence. If you’re Bernie Wrightson, you go with lifelike detail and emotion. If you’re Mike Mignola, you go with thick lines and hints of antiquity. If you’re Junji Ito, you go with body horror, spirals, and fish.

If you’re Emily Carroll, you go with subtly complex simplicity, negative space, vivid colors, and fairy tales.

Emily Carroll is an artist who publishes many of her horror webcomics online. Only one of the stories in this collection — the masterful and near-legendary “His Face All Red” — is available on her website. The rest of the tales in this book are gloriously new and wonderfully diabolical.

We get “Our Neighbor’s House,” in which three young girls are left alone in a winter storm — until they encounter a strange man with a broad-brimmed hat and a full-face smile. We get “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold,” a ghostly variant of the Bluebeard legend. We get “My Friend Janna,” in which two friends dabble in spiritualism and discover something spectral and predatory. And we get “The Nesting Place,” in which a girl visits her brother and discovers that his wife is hiding a gruesome secret underneath her skin.

Carroll does an amazing job of creating stories that seem both timeless and ancient, and utterly new and shocking. I think my favorite story in this one is the first — “Our Neighbor’s House” — because it never shows you anything horrific and lets your imagination do all the heavy lifting — which I still think is Carroll’s greatest strength.

But that doesn’t mean the others aren’t all fantastic, too. “My Friend Janna” brings us subtle terrors we’re not even sure if we can see clearly and definitely can’t possibly understand. Is Janna being haunted at all? What’s the significance of the pulse inside the ghost? And “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold” is more gruesome but also a slower burn. The song sung throughout helps a story already rooted in the past feel even older, like it’s something pulled up from antiquity.

“The Nesting Place” is the tale that seems to break most of the rules one expects from Carroll’s work — it’s much more modern, there’s more dialogue, less omniscient narration, and the horrors are downright gory. But I loved the hell out of this one, too. The surreal shapeshifting monster in this story has horribly human motivations, and that makes the story more powerful and more frightening.

If you love horror, beautiful artwork, splendid little stories, and fears both subtle and shrieking, both chilling and gore-caked, you'll want to pick this one up.
6 di 6 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle love it!! filled with short storys and amazeing art. 27 dicembre 2014
Di reddog f.13 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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love this book and the artists amazingly creepy art style. i first found out about the author when i found a site with a few short story's she had drawn and written, one of them included in this book (his face all red). on the site she announced that this book was coming out and after looking at the previews i had to get it. and now ive finally got it, read it, and i loved it. =]

this book contains multiple short story's with amazing art.
chapters:

introduction
our neighbors house
a ladys hands are cold
his face all red
my friend janna
the nesting place
in conclusion

Warning: for those family members who think this mite be good for bed time story's to young kids. its NOT. although the style seems slightly cartoonish or "simple" like in most kids books. this will definitely give young kids nightmare. adults and teens iam sure will be unaffected. just a simple warning to parents who don't look deeply into what the book is about. iam sure, or at least i hope, this warning wont really be needed. =]
5.0 su 5 stelle I loved it so much I read it in one sitting! 10 aprile 2017
Di Dean H - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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She draws you in with the most intriguing art and very original stories.
I was so drawn in that I read the first story twice in a row. I'm going to re-read the whole thing again soon.

Don't trust the low star reviews, they don't know what they're talking about and obviously don't appreciate good story telling. Never have I been so visually captivated and enveloped by chilling tension in such short stories! It is truly amazing how Emily Carroll can captivate you, intrigue you, and engross you into deep character development and plot with only a few pages at a time. The stories are mysteries, some of them are even shocking, and they all leave you feeling tingly in your bones! AND the ARTWORK. Stunning color use, emotional characters, and beautiful landscapes... she didn't hold anything back on this one.

This book exceeded my expectations and earned a special place on my shelf and in my heart. I will share it with my kid when he is old enough!
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