Books

By Chance or Providence #2020

By Chance or Providence By Becky Cloonan By Chance or Providence Collecting stories by Becky Cloonan WolvesAs 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 c
  • Title: By Chance or Providence
  • Author: Becky Cloonan
  • ISBN: 9780985196
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • By Chance or Providence By Becky Cloonan Collecting stories by Becky Cloonan 1 WolvesAs 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 leaCollecting stories by Becky Cloonan 1 WolvesAs 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 MireOn 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.3 DemeterA 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.
    By Chance or Providence By Becky Cloonan
    • [E-Book] ☆ By Chance or Providence | By ☆ Becky Cloonan
      148 Becky Cloonan
    • thumbnail Title: [E-Book] ☆ By Chance or Providence | By ☆ Becky Cloonan
      Posted by:Becky Cloonan
      Published :2020-06-06T04:23:44+00:00

    About "Becky Cloonan"

    1. Becky Cloonan

      Becky Cloonan Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the By Chance or Providence book, this is one of the most wanted Becky Cloonan author readers around the world.

    315 Comments

    1. 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 finally Demeter but I read The Mire first, then Wolves and then Demeter which is why I m referencing The Mire in the Wolves review Regarding the Demeter review, Cloonan was calling this series Ink and Thunder but o [...]



    2. 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 are short, elusive, and evocative rather than a rendition of a complete narrative I m going to characterize these as poetry comics, where the images largely convey everything she wants us to know And we know very [...]


    3. Bullet Review WOW I am just STUNNED at how beautiful this is and how my heart strings are now pulled all over the place Each comic Mire, Wolves, and Demeter tell such a tear jerking story in the fewest pages, but each tells it SO BRILLIANTLY WELL, much better than full length novels that tweak and manipulate your feelings to get you to cry already dammit Cloonan, you MUST write MORE PLEASE


    4. Nice and gothic Cloonan uses fairy tale themes in three stories Demeter, the last tale is the best But all stories are outstading.


    5. Si je pouvais mettre plus de 5 toiles, je le ferais avec plaisir D finitivement ma BD favorite de cette ann e 2017 Un style de dessin en noir et blanc absolument sublime, tout en expressions et en lignes, et des histoires intemporelles.


    6. Three somber fairy tale like short stories WOLVESA 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 but as a story it s woefully unclear Is the naked man the hunter or the werewolf Or someone else Is the hunter exiled because the woman was the queen Was the WOMAN the werewolf The hand that fell out of the bundle did seem feminine Not sure [...]


    7. This book contains three short stories Well written with great ambiance They left me wanting The art is fantastic and I d be interested in with this artist.


    8. 4 stars I really liked it This collection contains three shorter stories Wolves, The Mire, and Demeter I enjoyed all three There s not a lot of text these are the suggestion of stories rather than full arcs They re mysterious and spooky and leave lots of room for interpretation Clonan s art is fabulous sinister and beautiful at once.


    9. 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 nuance to the lines it seemed, but this is still a wonderfully luscious book Also quite dark and terrifying


    10. The art in this is a gorgeous 5 stars, and while the stories were interesting, they weirdly weren t complete A few of the stories were much too short to be any good, but again, the art was beautiful.Another thing to add, only half of this image edition is the 3 stories The other half is story designs and related art which were super gorgeous and almost satisfying than the stories.


    11. Gorgeous art, beautiful, mysterious atmosphere Wish this was widely available so I could recommend it to libraries



    12. This is something I m going to have to re read For some reason, I was under the impression that this volume was all one, cohesive story I didn t realize that it s actually 3 individual short stories that Cloonan initially published online only I think had I known this ahead of time, it would ve shaped my expectations differently.The stories in this collection are beautiful and haunting I do wish I had read them slowly I went through them kind of quickly and so I was confused some of the time, b [...]


    13. My long wait has been rewarded This read has been an absolute delight The hypnotic illustrations and the compelling storytelling come together to create dark and poignant tales that will haunt you long after you have finished reading them I am left craving of the uncanny sublimity that Cloonan has created.




    14. This is unsettling and gorgeous, and I loved it Reminds me of a medieval version of Through the Woods but Becky Cloonan uses less red than Emily Carroll uses.


    15. An unexpected jewel.Three stories that thread through one another.Dark, bloody, smart and memorable The lovely art near the end of the book has me wanting to order prints from the artist Beautiful and emotive.Highly recommended I will be reading of this author for sure.




    16. I had no expectations really, but I ve been reading so much sword and sourcery I think I was expecting that which is silly.Horror isn t really my thing, but these seem like reasonably standard fantastic horror, but polished enough.The art though OH MY FUCKING GOD THE ART The concepts pages are almost the best bit because OH MY FUCKING GOD THE ART IS AMAZING Demeter is also the best story I liked it.


    17. A fine collection of 3 short stories by cartoonist Becky Cloonan Using the setting and motifs of a dark, medieval fantasy world, each story examines the themes of desire, regret, loss, and the consequences when all three become entangled Cloonan s writing is spare but evocative, and her brushwork rich and detailed, all the bringing to life the tragic worlds of her cursed characters.


    18. A stunning trilogy of tales that are beautifully told and exquisitely drawn A wonderful spinning of old mythology werewolves, haunted castles and greedy seas that delicately handle the intricacies of human relationships, in a tender and loving fashion She has just gained another fan.


    19. By Chance or Providence is a collection of three short visual stories written as love letters to mediaeval mythology They follow the conventions pretty neatly there are dark woods with monsters, sex and death intertwine and everyone ends up miserable than an Eastenders Christmas Special By far the strongest narrative is the final instalment in the trilogy, Demeter A woman whose husband is lost in a storm does a deal with the sea to get him back for just a little time and then lives in perpetual [...]


    20. The book is broken into three short stories loosely linked by their dark medieval fantasy themes Wolves, The Mire, and Demeter I really liked Wolves except for one nitpicky bit lead character recognises another character who has transformed into a werewolf by their eyes Seems a bit cliche, would have preferred the realization a few panelster The Mire was good, but I think a panel or page explanation for one aspect would have helped it doesn t kill the story, but it could have breathed a bit Dem [...]


    21. Three somber fairy tale like short stories WOLVESA 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 but as a story it s woefully unclear Is the naked man the hunter or the werewolf Or someone else Is the hunter exiled because the woman was the queen Was the WOMAN the werewolf Too many questions THE MIREA squire traversing a haunted swamp [...]


    22. If there s one artist whose style I strive for, it s Becky Cloonan I ve been an avid fan of her work for years and years now, but there was one great obstacle lying between me and purchasing her merchandise until now the Atlantic Ocean This reprint with a lovely new cover was a true blessing, finally giving me the chance to fully experience her art in the form of extremely goth short comics The accompanying concept art feels just as fullfilling as the comics themselves, every sketch a feast for [...]


    23. I was really excited when I heard Becky was going to compile her trilogy of original tales into one collectible volume It s a beautiful collection of her incredibly unique art and storytelling I hesitate to critique it by graphic novel standards, and won t compare it to other examples of her work, as it stands alone as Becky s passion and exploration of self put down on paper and set free into the world Don t expect a glossy and readily consumable work of accessible or commercial fiction This is [...]


    24. July 2017 4.5 Stars Shown as 5 I ve been wanting to read this series for 3 years now or so , and I was not disappointed What a beautiful collection of absolutely ethereal tales The tone was set not only by the writing style, but also by the illustrations Mother Nature clearly is a big influence of Cloonan and her art the environment was so wonderfully illustrated, I was sucked in from page 1 From what I understand, the original images were in black and white, but Loughbridge s colouring was marr [...]


    Leave a Comment