Books Graphic Novel Reviews

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

August 13, 2018

I am so very happy I've read this. I got the same feeling reading this that I did when I first read the Grimm's Fairytales. In fact these ones might be even creepier. Particularly, the last story, I don't want to say anything about the stories because they're so individual and unique with the weirdest of plot twists. I adored the art style of this collection too, how some pages were full illustrations and others followed the traditional comic book panels style. The vast majority of the stories maintain the colour scheme of the front cover, very heavy on the reds, blacks and whites with only the odd hint of other colours for the most part.

One of my favourite things about this story collection, being a Lit Student, is what the forrest represents. The forrest to me in this represents enlightenment. It's considered by those in the stories as being a scary place, one from which you return but are not the same. Almost as though you have been in and learned something and as a result have been changed. There's so many things I could say on the matter but perhaps that would be better in an essay! hehe.

Regardless, I love fairytales and what they can represent and how they can be changed.


Name: Through the Woods

Author(s): Emily Carroll

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Pages: 208

ISBN: 978-0-571-28865-6

Rating: 4.5/5

Have you read Through the Woods?

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    August 13, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    yes! i loved the collection, its so creepy and odd 😀

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      August 14, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      I need more of her work nowwwwwww

      Katie x

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