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In the Forest by Edna O'Brien
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Sep 05, 2011

really liked it
Read from September 05 to 07, 2011

A very different type of book to my usual ones. I nearly put it down after the first few chapters due to the style of writing, as I found it hard to follow jumping from character to character with no narrative explanation. However; if you feel tempted to stop part way through then do not! Keep going with it, as it turns out to be an excellent read. It is harrowing, and I was left feeling pretty hollow when I'd finished it, especially with the knowledge it was based on a true story, but it is so well written (despite my initail thoughts) as it really captures what must have been going on in Michen's mind. Read it, but do not expect smiles and happy ever afters.
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