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In the House in the Dark of the Woods Download ✓ 109 ´ [KINDLE] ✽ In the House in the Dark of the Woods Author Laird Hunt – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Once upon a time there was and there wasn't a woman who went to the woodsIn this horror story set in colonial New England a law abiding Puritan woman goes missing Or pAngesOn a journey that will take her through dark woods full of almost human wolves through a deep well wet with the screams of men In the ePUB #8608 and on a living ship made of human bones our heroine may find that the evil she flees has been inside her all along The eerie disturbing story of one of our perennial fascinations witchcraft in colonial America In the House in the Dark of the Woods. I told my man I was off to pick berries and that he should watch our son for I would be gone some good while So away I went with a basketWhat drove me to read this book was the blurb from Brian Evenson an author I admire who described it as wonderful luminous and sly and called it a stunning contemporary fairy tale And it's true from the very first sentence we are transported into world that seems familiar at first but soon begins to unveil itself in new strange and disturbing ways Have you seen the 2015 film The Witch Dubbed as A New England Folktale it was the first thing that came to my mind while reading this book The setting of the novel is never described in any great detail but I could easily see it being set in the New England forests as shown in the film and could imagine the heroine living a life which was not very different from that of its female protagonist The novel is very different from the film but if are interested in colonial America and its folklore then you will love this bookMany authors have written multiple novels featuring this subject before but I'd wager that few of them did that with grace of Laird Hunt His biggest accomplishment is his ability to use wonderful lyrical language and create absolutely stunning vivid and unsettling imagery You do not as much read this book as you see it From the beginning almost to the very end every single page is filled with dark foreboding and absolutely oozes with atmosphere I can't remember the last time I read a book which I enjoyed reading just for its lyricism and its ability to masterfully convey its setting and make me believe in it and feel as if I was almost there You can hear the crunching leaves the heroine walks on feel the unending forest closing in around her and feel the unease creeping up your own back Most negative reviews of the bookfocus on the novel's lack of focus and vagueness and these complaints are not without merit The novel is meandering and confusing and usually I would agree with such criticism but this time I felt that it actually added to the experience of reading it The reader is never at ease and nothing is ever clear just as no path is certain when we are lost in the woods Most readers who will find it in themselves to actually read and finish this book will find many interesting themes to think about how it alludes to stories and fairy tales from the past most notably Hansel and Gretel although it is not a retelling how it presents the role and image of women in early colonial society and most of all how it touches upon the nature of storytelling itself Is it a powerful force or something to be fearedI don't want to spoil anything for anyone wanting to read this book and to anyone wondering about doing so do it It is one of my most pleasant discoveries of 2018 and I will definitely be reading other novels by this author

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Is a novel of psychological horror and suspense told in Laird Hunt's characteristically lyrical prose style It is the story of a bewitching a betrayal a master huntress and her uarry It is a story of anger of evil of hatred and of redemption It is the story of the House in eBook #10003 a haunting a story that makes up the bedrock of American mythology but told in a vivid way you will never forget. If there is a meaning or message in this strange and peculiar story I missed it At first I thought it was almost like a macabre Alice in Wonderland with Goody which is the only giveaway that this was in early Puritan New England wandering into the woods instead of down a rabbit hole Is it truly madness she has descended into or is she been lured by a witch or witches I don't really care The writing is good but just being bizarre ie a flying ship made of human skin doesn't hook me if there really isn't a point to it all As this is a relatively short book you can finish it if you are mildly curious to see if anything comes of it all

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In the House in the Dark of the WoodsOnce upon House in ePUB #8608 a time there was and there wasn't a woman who went to the woodsIn this horror story set in colonial New England a law abiding Puritan woman goes missing Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family Or perhaps she's been kidnapped and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north Alone and possibly lost she meets another woman in the forest Then everything ch. I help those I can Those who stray into the wood and deserve helpingDo I deserve helpingOf course you do poor thing How could you even askIt seemed easy to askYou are tiredSome I saw this day were not helpedNot all deserve it And need to be shown they don't belong here That it is no longer their woods Not any i did not like this book until i loved it it was that uick a reversal it can be roughly divided into two sections before you know what the fuck is going on and after you mostly know what the fuck is going onand MAN is that first part a drag it’s a kinda sorta colonial folk horror with these weird lynchian vibrations running underneath it just barely discernible those rumblings were what kept the fingernails of my interest dug in even when i started to doubt that they were really there; that i wasn’t just making something up to keep me engaged the story itself is pretty simple a woman answering to the generic olde timey new england 'name' goody leaves her home to pick berries for her man and her son gets lost in the woods meets many strange people and experiences many strange things over the course of an indeterminate period of time lather rinse repeatin tone it’s fairytale than horror proper—the escalating oddness feels sinister sure but it’s decked out like a grimm’s tale; all pastoral bits and pieces with pigs and cows and bonnets and baskets and milk and honey and yet even nature’s simplest pleasures can be a trapThe honey was delicious heavy gold with marks of comb and only here or there a leg or wing or who knows what else that had been pulled into the trickling swampfor all the flashes of interesting vibrational horror there’s so much time spent establishing the conventional fairytale tropes the young woman lost in the spooky woods trying to get home waylaid by an assortment of archetypical characters—human maybe human animals birds—reuesting her to perform obscure tasks errands favors to stay a little longer just a little little longer etc and the development of all of that means that the intriguing unusual stuff is all but smothered under a “been there done that” hash of fairytale décor and dialogue”I must go home when we have finished our meal together”“Straightaway home”“I cannot linger”“It must be very pleasant where you live You must miss all that you have made there”“My husband has said that one day we will ring our house with roses and take our drink from golden cups”“And does he keep his promises your good man”“As much as any other We both do”“Then of course you can’t linger Goody” said Eliza “Of course you can’t”and it goes on like that for a really long time—the parts that aren't clichéd are confusing circuitous contradictory; episodes seemingly surreal for surreal’s sake with no assurance that there’s an actual plot waiting in the wings besides “shit is weird in the woods” and even though it does get weirder and darker than your average grimmtaleWhat have you given him What did I give youYou gave me a scream One grown special in dark water fed by word dusted by nightA screamI am letting him warm it for us and show its worth Let's see how very loud and lovely we can make him shall we it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere just round and round down the same old paths getting the reader as lost in the narrative as goody is lost in these woods which mirroring is itself a literary clichéoh but THEN then we are allowed into the WHY of it all and those vibrational rumblings crack the ground open with CONFIDENCE and you are the reader going WWWWOOOOAAAAAAHHHHH as you are toppled over with a firehose spray of expositionand it is radrad but still slightly murky do i understand ALL of this tiny little novel nope i love what i do understood and what i don’t will stay with me as an intriguing mental residue that will be as pleasurable to contemplate as would be knowing all the answersThe world I told him was a grand thing as long as you stepped straight and kept to your course If you did not the world would hurt you Or it would make you hurt yourself He said he knew that already I told him he did not know it in the way that I didtryna sneak one horror read in under the month's endCLOSE ENOUGH REVIEW TO COMEcome to my blog