The Tangled Woods
By Emily Raboteau
I’ve been enjoying my little break times with the stories from the Dark Corners Collection. The Tangled Woods is a dark tale of humanity, and sometimes these stories are the most frightening because they are not really a far stretch from reality.
If I’m being honest, at first I was a bit wary of this story. We are inundated with politics these days, and when I sit down to read, I want to just lose myself in a story and forget about all the current political drama and strife. Do I want to put my head in the sand? When I’m reading, yes, I do. This story started out with a few political references, but it moved forward from it, and it became an interesting read.
Reginald Wright is an unlikable character right from the start, but I don’t really mind a despicable character when it’s obvious that it’s intentional, in fact, oftentimes I love to hate them. Even though this story is a bit dark, I did find a bit of humor in the family’s weekend away. We’ve all gone away for a fun-filled family getaway, only to find ourselves at our wit’s end with our loved ones from time to time. It may have been more over the top (at least I hope so), but it was still amusing and relatable.
The Tangled Woods is a well-written story that teeters on the edge of horror and darker topics. It grabbed me from the get-go and kept me entertained.
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