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In the House in the Dark of the Woods
In the House in the Dark of the Woods | Laird Hunt
"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 everything changes. On a journey that will take her through dark woods full of almost-human wolves, through a deep well wet with the screams of men, 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 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 quarry. It is a story of anger, of evil, of hatred and of redemption. It is the story of a haunting, a story that makes up the bedrock of American mythology, but told in a vivid way you will never forget.
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DannyOlda
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I was in a rough mood this week so was looking for an easy read e-book can enjoy in the dark then fall asleep to. So far so good.

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overtheedge
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In this horror story, the plot is hard to follow- weird and obscure.
A woman named Goody lives in the woods in New England. She goes into the woods to gather berries for her man and her son. She meets another person, Captain Jane, who leads her to the cabin if Eliza, a herbalist healer. Soon we begin to learn Goodys true interest in the woods, her true nature give this a great twist.

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TheLibrarian
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Day 27 - DNF

One of the only books I‘ve never finished.

#30junebooks

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Godpants
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My April reads. Tagged my favourite of the month.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job! 📖💖 5mo
ohyeahthatgirl I loved that book too! Just the right amount of weird. 5mo
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Godpants @ohyeahthatgirl I‘m still thinking about it. Such a good concept. 5mo
TheLibrarian Awesome month!! Your favorite for April was the only book I bailed on last year. Maybe I‘ll have to give it another try. 4mo
Godpants @TheLibrarian thanks! I really love witchy stories, and going in to it having read some reviews that said it‘s more a folk tale than a horror novel definitely helped. 4mo
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valeriegeary
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Herb garden weeded, lettuce and cilantro seeds planted, ice tea brewed....Commence sun bathing. #frontporchreading #hellospring

I'm not sure about this book, y'all. The prose style is gorgeous, atmospheric, dark, musical... The prose is what I keep coming back to. The story itself though is muddled and confusing and maybe I'm not smart enough to really get it, or maybe I'm not supposed to? I don't know but the cover is cool. 🐺

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Expandingbookshelf
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The book starts like a traditional fairy tale; a woman gets lost in the woods. But this lyrical novella has more bubbling beneath the surface: there‘s a ship made of flesh, people turned into pigs, a stone that steals screams. The rules of this world are constantly changing, and even when we don‘t understand what‘s happening, suspect our narrator is making the wrong choices. We suspect maybe we shouldn‘t trust this narrator.

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Godpants
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Most people don‘t seem to like this book, but I feel like it‘s the perfect level of unsettling for me. The twist unfolds in a way that is clever and eerie.

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Godpants
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Hoping for better luck with this one. Anyone else read this?

TheLibrarian I bailed on this one. Hopefully you have better luck. 5mo
ohyeahthatgirl I lover this one! Felt like a dark fairy tale 5mo
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kaykay521
Bailedbailed

Ugh...I got more than half way through but at this point I have no idea what‘s going on nor do I really care. I have a stack on my desk to read. Time to move on to something that will hold my attention

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Mehso-so

Cool concept, but the book is extremely confusing and there are no answers. So either you dig that kind of thing or you're like me and you really need at least a little clarification. Don't believe me? Checkout positive reviews on Goodreads. Lots of people love it, yet they can't tell you anything beyond the basic plot and classroom terminology of style. 😒🤔

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Elma
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Yay! @TheLibrarian the books made it safe and sound. Thank you so much! Can't wait to read them.
#bookmail

TheLibrarian You are more than welcome. Enjoy!! 8mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I loved 'in the house in the dark of the woods'! Hope you'll enjoy it too! 8mo
Elma @Jee_HookedOnBookz That's good to hear. I think I will. 8mo
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biblio_ginger
Mehso-so

I'm wondering if I'd like this book better as a graphic novel 🤔 I felt lost quite a bit and confused. Also my name is Elyza and if you've read this book you'll understand why that is funny.😂 Sorry for the inside joke.

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kelly.ember
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I loved the eerie atmosphere of this book! It‘s like a dark fairytale.

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mlzbthc

“We‘ll burn it all by the end, you‘ll see. Whether in a hundred years or three.”

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mlzbthc
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“There is a fine red heart in there. And yes, there is,” she said. I could feel her ear and cheek against my back. She pressed harder, “it pounds and thumps and wallops and groans.” I leaned forward away from her, though there was little room, but her head came straight along with me. “Oh, it‘s a merry thing, this heart of yours,” she said, “it‘s like a drink in a small glass on the deck of a storm tossed ship. Or a shout in a fiery room.”

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Always something, someone, lurking in the #shadow s, hunting, stalking, preying...A haunting read! Best read at night, under the covers for best effect 😱💀💀
#ANewChapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 Ooooh this looks good! 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 yes it is! I hope you'll get to read it! 😁 9mo
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Skyrimir
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I think I would be into this book if I hadn‘t seen it described as a horror story and rather just as a dark fairy tale. I keep waiting for something scary to happen, but it‘s been pretty slow. The narration, while lovely, is all over the place. I‘m about halfway through, I think I‘ll pick up another book and take a break for a bit. Anyone else struggle with this one?

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Skyrimir
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1. Star Trek, but specifically Voyager. I grew up on it!
2. Read, relax, work on yearbook, spend time with family
3. Sci-fi
4. By 6am I‘m at work making sure the coffee is ready for everyone! It‘s not part of my job, but I know how much having coffee ready can make the start of a good day!
5. A new pair of running/workout sneakers
#HumpDayPost @MinDea

Skyrimir @BookwormAHN that sounds good! 9mo
tealwish I want to be Janeway, but I have Seven of Nine's social anxiety! Love Voyager!! Also, Dark Matter was one of the best books I read this year!! 9mo
Doughtah I enjoyed 9mo
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MadCatRamble
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This is very much a marmite book - either you will love it, or you really won‘t. While I don‘t like marmite on toast, I LOVED this book. It may be my favorite read if the year.

CouronneDhiver Thriller? 9mo
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gracemom
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Perfect on this cold, stormy evening in New Orleans. “Deep into that darkness peering, Long I stood there Wondering, Fearing.”

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TheLibrarian
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to love this book but I just couldn‘t finish it 😭

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TheLibrarian
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Trying some new coffee (I‘m on my 3rd cup of the day). The caramel apple is quite delicious!

This book hasn‘t sucked me in yet and I‘m a little disappointed.

MicheleinPhilly Oh I would be up all night. I can‘t have coffee after 3:30. 👵🏼 10mo
Velvetfur I love the artwork on that coffee! And it sounds like it's delicious 👍 10mo
erinreads Cute mug! 😻 10mo
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TheLibrarian @MicheleinPhilly For some reason caffeine doesn‘t usually phase me. I could have taken a nap afterwards. 10mo
TheLibrarian @Velvetfur I love the artwork too! That‘s what initially drew me in and then I read some good reviews about the coffee. They have a lot of different kinds of flavors but it‘s a bit expensive. 10mo
TheLibrarian @erinreads Thank you! My husband calls it my crazy cat lady mug. 😂 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😻 that mug! 10mo
UnidragonFrag I'd try that coffee lol 10mo
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Manoshgirl51
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Belletrist October Book Pick #2
I absolutely loves this novel! The way the character's progression happens seemed very natural and organic. With every page turn, my bones began to chill and I wanted to read more. I also seemed to pick up on her struggle for independence and her own beliefs. Can't wait to read again!

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Jbakesmcgee3
Mehso-so

I loved a lot of it but then a significant chunk sounded so disjointed it was hard to totally love

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AshleyC816
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Wow, not sure what I think about this one- a trippy cross between horror and a fairytale. I would go back and read it again if my TBR list wasn‘t so long- I feel like I missed things.

Beckys_Books Your dog appears to be smiling!!😁❤🐕 10mo
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closethipster
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Solid recommendation—I think from @Liberty on #AllTheBooks!?—and perfect reading for this old inn in upstate NY.

Readaholics Oooo love it 10mo
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BookAlongBlog
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🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 for this one!
At once bewitching and vividly haunting!
A woman is lost in the deep dark woods along her journey she comes across several strange and horrifying characters.
With elements of horror, magical realism and folk lore I could not put this down!
#bookreview #bookblogger #bookblog #booklover

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LittleWonder
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🐺🐺🐺🐺/5

A very interesting and unique work. The writing and curious plot drew me in. I was lost as a reader at one point, but then found my perspective through the maze of the work. Beautiful writing with a strong and poignant finish. If you read this, don‘t give up - stay the course. 🐺

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LittleWonder
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At the airport and tearing through this book - wasn‘t sure if I‘d like it but the writing is well done and the character development very interesting. Can‘t wait to see how it ends.

kamoorephoto This is on my list!! 10mo
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ohyeahthatgirl
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Witches in the wild woods are the ur-nasty women and this story added a nice twist to the narrative. I loved how the narrator's back story was further complicated as the story progressed. I'll be thinking about this for a bit.

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ohyeahthatgirl
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The only thing that soothes the sadness of Halloween being over is Halloween clearance. Picked up this giant squishy toad buddy to read a book set in the spooooky woods with me. Cats are not pleased. #toadsoflitsy

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#HalloweenHorrorSwap @TheReadingMermaid
Thank you @whatsthEStorey ! I‘m so excited to read this book! It looks like it‘s made for me! This tea is fantastic (I may have already brewed a cup!) and I‘m in love with their literary tags! The sticker is precious and I LOVE these Disney Villains socks! They be perfect to help keep my toes toasty while I‘m snuggled in to read this chilling book!

whatsthEStorey Yay!! I'm so glad! I hope the book is good. I haven't read it, but the reviews looked pretty good! 11mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @whatsthEStorey I‘ll be sure to tag you when I review it! 11mo
whatsthEStorey Thanks, I look forward to it! I almost got Sawkill Girls for you, but I didn't because it YA and it really wasn't scary, but I saw you read some YA and it has a very tough girl, girl friendships, the men don't know best theme. I listened to it on audio. 11mo
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McGonagall
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#bookmail arrived just in time for #halloween I‘m not gonna lie, I purchased this because of the cover. I‘ll admit that I‘m nervous to start it though as I scare easily.

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LouLouLane
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A few more days of spooky reading. Lake Chelan Washington

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mauveandrosysky
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Panpan

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.

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LouLouLane
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I‘ve never seen a better October TBR stack in my life. Holy cow. #it #autumn #theelementals #thehauntingofhillhouse #inthehouseinthedarkofthewoods

britt_brooke I see you, Easy! 💚🐾 11mo
mom2bugnbee Hi, Easy! 😁 🐾 11mo
Cinfhen That is a lovely stack!!! 11mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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MidnightBookGirl
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My curent audiobook! Weird and creepy so far!

Jee_HookedOnBookz I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! 😊 11mo
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Liberty
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Afternoon reading: This is definitely one of my favorite covers of 2018. 🌲🐺🖤

vivastory I read his book "The Paris Stories" many years ago & it always stuck with me 11mo
Linsy That cover is amazing! 😍😍😍 11mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Riveting! Devoured this in 2 days. The story builds slowly & gradually, but beautifully. Be prepared to find yourself in the deepest, darkest part of the woods, one that‘s chilling & eerie. Fly above the clouds in a boat made of human flesh and human bones! Be ready 2 b spellbound!
Full review: https://hookedonbookzblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/jees-bookreview-of-inthehouse...

Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 11mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Leftcoastzen tq so much! 😘❤️ 11mo
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Joe_Jones
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This is a magical fairytale that takes a series of dark twists turning this into a deliciously creepy horror story! Doesn‘t come out until October which is just in time for your Halloween reading pleasure!

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kate_reads
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FriYAY #bookmail 💁🏻‍♀️🍷🤗

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