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by Edna Obrien

Author: Edna Obrien
Language: English
Publisher: Irish Independent; First Edition edition (2002)
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Rating: 4.4
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Edna O'Brien's true-crime novel, In The Forest, forces Ireland to confront its dark side, says Ronan Bennett. The Catholic church certainly felt it, and O'Brien found her books on the censorship index in Ireland.

Edna O'Brien's true-crime novel, In The Forest, forces Ireland to confront its dark side, says Ronan Bennett. The priest in her village burned her novels in the churchyard. She received hate mail and vilification. It was all undoubtedly upsetting to the novelist, and you sense that it still smarts. They used to ban my books, but now when I go there, people are courteous to my face, though rather slanderous behind my back," she told George Plimpton

Edna O'Brien, on the other hand, an amazing voice very particular about understating things and giving veneer to objects both alive and not, merges motive and magic

Edna O'Brien, on the other hand, an amazing voice very particular about understating things and giving veneer to objects both alive and not, merges motive and magic.

In the Forest returns to the countryside of western Ireland, the vivid backdrop of Edna O'Brien's best-selling Wild Decembers. Here O'Brien unravels a classic confrontation of evil and innocence centering on the young, troubled Michael O'Kane, christened by his neighbors "the Kindershrek," someone of whom small children are afraid.

Edna O’Brien’s riveting, frightening and brilliantly told new novel reminds us that anything can happen when . Her best book, and a modern masterpiece.

Edna O’Brien’s riveting, frightening and brilliantly told new novel reminds us that anything can happen when protection isn't afforded to either perpetrator or victim. A modern masterpiece’. In the Forest redeems and restores the memory of those who died in Cregg Wood and, apart from its art, is a fitting memorial to Imelda Riney whose story inspired the loving portrait of the book’s principal character, Eily Ryan’ Eoghan Harris, Independent on Sunday. In the Forest is a sort of fictionalised inner exploration of an outer horror, beautifully written but, yes, dark’ Mary Kenny, Spectator.

Edna O'Brien has made of her memories something of both precision and depth, a book that, letting us see . Based on a horrendous true crime, IN THE FOREST si the story of Mich O'Kane - 'not all there in the head' it's said - who shoots three people dead in the woods of Ireland.

Edna O'Brien has made of her memories something of both precision and depth, a book that, letting us see her as she was, jumps with an all-consuming curiosity from one lucidly narrated event to another, the scenes of disenchantment and bewilderment mingling with an assortment of surprises, traps, and ventures that are often, but not always, disastrous shocks. Edna O'Brien traces the events that lead to such horror. Mich O'Kane hears voices; he cannot stop mourning the death of his mother.

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Edna O'Brien's riveting, frightening and brilliantly told new novel reminds us that .

Edna O'Brien's riveting, frightening and brilliantly told new novel reminds us that anything can happen when protection isn't afforded to either perpetrator or victim. 'Her best book, and a modern masterpiece' Sunday Independent 'One of the finest ever novels by an Irish writer' John Waters, Magill. Set in the countryside of western Ireland, In the Forest centres on unwitting victims for sacrifice: a radiant young woman, her young son and a trusting priest, all despatched to the wilderness of a young man's unbridled, deranged fantasies.

But wounds run deep and Edna O’Brien, who wrote the book eight years later, was accused of exploiting a gruesome . With no family support and outcast by the locals, he is forced to live in the forest, only appearing in the village when he needs to beg or steal food

But wounds run deep and Edna O’Brien, who wrote the book eight years later, was accused of exploiting a gruesome crime for the sake of a novel and much vilified for her efforts. With this is mind, I read In the Forest with some trepidation. But I was gripped from the first page and read the book within a matter of days. With no family support and outcast by the locals, he is forced to live in the forest, only appearing in the village when he needs to beg or steal food. Animal-like in behaviour and thought, he begins stalking Eily. Here O'Brien unravels a classic confrontation of evil and innocence centering on the young, troubled Michael O'Kane, christened by his neighbors the Kindershrek, someone of whom small children are afraid. O'Kane loses his mother as a boy and by age ten is incarcerated in a juvenile detention center, an experience that leaves him scarred from abuse and worse, with the killing instinct buried within.

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