If You Go Into The Woods
on Aug. 11, 2011
This short Story was received through LibraryThing Early Reviewers is a short, and easy read. As the stories were short I did not wait, and read these soon. Both this story, and the accompanying story, The reset Button, were enjoyable. Typically I think of short stories as being longer than these, but as I was disappointed when each finished perhaps they were the proper length. Although rather different from each other through characters and settlings, both stories gave the impression that some type of surreal events were occurring. Both introduced events that promised to help develop the main character through references to the past, but both left the reader unsure what had happened. The insinuation of past events gave an interest to the characters, and this did build a curiosity about them. The boy in the title story seems sad and the ending magnifies this. The second story has an ending that seems tragic. I enjoyed both stories and although they were somewhat predictable near the very end, both drew me in and I thought about the characters several times after finishing. When a book makes me think of the characters or the plot after I finish reading I tend to believe the authour did well.. The stories are about 4000 words, and did make for an enjoyable, albeit short, read. They were worth the time.