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As a lone hunter tracks an elusive beast through the forest, he reflects on his life and past love through a series of flashbacks, bringing the story to a climax that is as romantic as it is savage. This powerful short story begs for multiple read-throughs, never giving concrete answers, but (like the best enigmatic endings) leaves your own conclusions satisfying.
2. The Mire
On the eve of a great battle, a humble squire is tasked with delivering a letter to a seemingly abandoned castle at the heart of an ill-famed swamp. Met with mysterious apparitions on the way, he slowly unveils the truth behind his journey as his past is re-written over the course of the story.
A fisherman's wife tends the garden and animals while her husband is at sea, but secrets buried under the waves begin to bubble to the surface revealing a secret treachery and forgotten truth. The third and final book in a trilogy of critically acclaimed stand-alone stories by award winning creator Becky Cloonan.
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November 15, 2015
By Chance or Providence is a trilogy of previously published short stories – Wolves, The Mire, and Demeter - by Becky Cloonan collected together in one volume. I reviewed all three individually in 2013 – those reviews are below. Enjoy!
(The publication order was Wolves first, then The Mire, and fi...
May 23, 2014
The storytelling is three stars, but the art is eleventy stars, so it evens out.
October 10, 2017
Cloonan dedicates her volume to "those who have crushes on your characters," as she does in this loosely linked trilogy of dark supernatural fantasies with brooding gorgeous men and women. The stories, "Wolves," "The Mire," and "Demeter" (see Sam Quixote's fuller review for summaries and analysis...
October 10, 2017
Nice and gothic. Cloonan uses fairy tale themes in three stories - Demeter, the last tale is the best. But all stories are outstading.
August 06, 2017
Si je pouvais mettre plus de 5 étoiles, je le ferais avec plaisir. Définitivement ma BD favorite de cette année 2017. Un style de dessin en noir et blanc absolument sublime, tout en expressions et en lignes, et des histoires intemporelles.
October 12, 2017
Three somber fairy tale-like short stories.
A naked man stumbles through a forest. A hunter tracks a werewolf. Flashbacks to a tryst with a woman. A king curses and exiles the hunter. A naked man stumbles through a forest.
Wolves is appealing as an experience...
August 07, 2017
This book contains three short stories. Well written with great ambiance. They left me wanting more. The art is fantastic and I'd be interested in more with this artist.
September 16, 2017
By Chance or Providence is a mainstream publication of three zines that Cloonan previously produced. They are dark and horrifying fantasies, beautifully illustrated with dark and moody panels. My only beef is that the original zine publications had slightly different colours and a bit more nuance...
June 09, 2014
Gorgeous art, beautiful, mysterious atmosphere. Wish this was more widely available so I could recommend it to libraries!
August 06, 2017
Haunting, heartachingly sad and creepy stories.