In the House in the Dark of the Woods

In the House in the Dark of the Woods

"Once upon a time there was and there wasn't a woman who went to the woods."In 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...

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Title:In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Author:Laird Hunt
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Edition Language:English

In the House in the Dark of the Woods Reviews

  • Janday

    I'm developing a bit of a habit of reading books about witches and primeval woodland magic. In the vein of traditional, heavily symbolic folk tales about the sonorant evil that lives in the deep forest, this story is about the unstoppable transformations that happen to women when they leave their hearths. Here be magic birds, killer swarms, tepid wells, glamor magic, hags, and the blackest magic of all: memory.

    While there isn't so much a "story" in these pages, there is rather an unquantifiable

    I'm developing a bit of a habit of reading books about witches and primeval woodland magic. In the vein of traditional, heavily symbolic folk tales about the sonorant evil that lives in the deep forest, this story is about the unstoppable transformations that happen to women when they leave their hearths. Here be magic birds, killer swarms, tepid wells, glamor magic, hags, and the blackest magic of all: memory.

    While there isn't so much a "story" in these pages, there is rather an unquantifiable, foreboding atmosphere that you could cut with a knife. But I warn you, it's going to bleed. If you loved The Good People or A Secret History of Witches, you'll devour this book like the ravenous crone you are.

  • Jee Hooked On Bookz

    Riveting! Devoured this in 2 days.

    You’d first meet a woman nicknamed ‘Goody‘ who would then meet Captain Jane, Eliza and Granny Someone, all of whom were witches, although one of them will claim she was not, and that she was in the woods to save lost souls, another fed on children and another seemed not to be who she claimed to be. Then there was also a mysterious character, Red Boy, whom was feared but respected by the dwellers of the woods.

    It took me awhile to get into Hart’s writing style. Bu

    Riveting! Devoured this in 2 days.

    You’d first meet a woman nicknamed ‘Goody‘ who would then meet Captain Jane, Eliza and Granny Someone, all of whom were witches, although one of them will claim she was not, and that she was in the woods to save lost souls, another fed on children and another seemed not to be who she claimed to be. Then there was also a mysterious character, Red Boy, whom was feared but respected by the dwellers of the woods.

    It took me awhile to get into Hart’s writing style. But once I got the hang of it, I was hooked!

    The story builds slowly and gradually, but beautifully... Just be prepared though, you don’t want to be caught off guard when you find yourself in the deepest, darkest part of the woods, one that’s chilling and eerie. You’d want to be ready when you are off flying above the clouds in a boat made of human flesh and human bones, with a witch claiming to 'have a mercy to perform'.

    The story gets darker with every page.

    You’ll be surrounded by screams, howls, cries so piercing you’ll have a hard time listening your thoughts.

    Be ready to be spellbound!

    Full review on my blog:

  • Caleb Masters

    A wonderfully spooky, dreamlike treasure of a book. Positively dripping with atmosphere, Hunt's novel tells the seemingly simply story of a women getting lost in the woods in colonial New England. But the novel quickly becomes anything but ordinary, filled with fantastical images, beautiful writing, strange twists, and pervasive sense of intangible dread; 'In the House in the Dark of the Woods' is the perfect book to read by the fire on a dark night. Can't wait to revisit this again soon!

  • Bill Hsu

    One of my favorites of 2018 so far. The leisurely fairy-tale narrative keeps slipping. Questions are posed and shrugged off. Like in this delicious exchange:

    I don't come across many nove

    One of my favorites of 2018 so far. The leisurely fairy-tale narrative keeps slipping. Questions are posed and shrugged off. Like in this delicious exchange:

    I don't come across many novels that stubbornly resist explanations and resolutions, yet seem to hold my interest effortlessly. The marvelously odd and unstable ending is very satisfying.

    (Needless to say, if you refuse to dot your i's, you end up with a lot of one- and two-star goodreads ratings.)

  • Hanna

    Oh the beautiful cover, the ever-present feeling of dread, and magic derived from nature. This book was an adventure into the world of the women in the Dark of the woods. How did they get here? Why are they here? Or better yet, what have they done to get here? A story of redemption, or maybe punishment, or maybe even the power of reclamation. Witchcraft, wolves, spooky forests, and boats made of flesh & bone, this book has it all. For a dark tale that is absolutely impossible to summarize an

    Oh the beautiful cover, the ever-present feeling of dread, and magic derived from nature. This book was an adventure into the world of the women in the Dark of the woods. How did they get here? Why are they here? Or better yet, what have they done to get here? A story of redemption, or maybe punishment, or maybe even the power of reclamation. Witchcraft, wolves, spooky forests, and boats made of flesh & bone, this book has it all. For a dark tale that is absolutely impossible to summarize and leaves a lot for you to interpret, pick up this book!

  • KC

    A truly atmospheric tale of a young Puritan woman who finds herself lost in the woods, desperately trying to get home to her son and husband. While stumbling within the dark forest she soon encounters two strange and possibly menacing women and although little happens within the pages of this very short story, the imagery is extremely reflective of Hannah Kent. I absolutely loved the cover of this novel.

  • Carol

    difficult to find a focal point or become interested in a character or direction of plot. Almost called it quits a couple of times. Gave it my all though re-reading pages and chapters bc of enticing book summary depicting witchcraft in colonial New England, but a no-go and a long 224 pages

    Honestly, no clue I was even in colonial America.

  • Jessica Sullivan

    Update: I want to clarify that this book is definitely objectively better than 1 Star. But I still hold that my experience of reading it was so disappointing that I’m sticking to this low rating.

    ***

    I have no idea what I just read. Obscure fiction works for me sometimes, but this was just too much. I couldn’t wait for it to end and I’m so glad to be done with it that I can’t even be bothered to write a full review. The writing itself is good, but I hated the experience of reading this so much.

  • Diane S ☔

    Will. Leave this unrated as I will not finish after 50%. Have no idea what is going on and find I don't care enough to continue. For a while I was intrigued by the strangeness, but then it just became tiresome.

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