Into the Forest
Set in the near-future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle... show more
Set in the near-future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. No single event precedes society's fall. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found. The sisters consume the resources left in the house, waiting for the power to return. Their arrival into adulthood, however, forces them to reexamine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other.Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale, Into the Forest is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking novel of hope and despair set in a frighteningly plausible near-future America.
Publish date: September 1st 1998
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
I think probably my favourite part of this book is its atmosphere. For me, some books have a sort of mental smell, which I associate with the book in my mind. Heinlein's books often smell like my father's garage, all metal and grease. The atmosphere in Into the Forest is so alive it's breathtaking. ...
Starts out well, improves over the first half, then tails off before taking a sharp left at the very end that made me very nearly knock it all the way down to a 2 star read. Plot: Two teenagers try to manage life alone, and then not so alone, in a remote house in the woods after the slow disintegr...
This is a beautifully written book about two teenaged sisters who are left to fend for themselves after surviving the death of both parents. The older sister Nell paints a lovely portrait of a family who live by their own rules, on a large plot of land 30 miles from the nearest town. The girls hav...
yeaa... I audibly said "WHAT THE..!!" when I got to the weird part between the sisters a number of reviewers mentioned. It was most definitely weird but then I remembered how I had read similarly icky material in V.C. Andrews books as a teen. As an adult, I still think the behavior was definitely ta...
This is the sort of book I *ought* to like - female protagonists, interesting premise (two sisters struggle for survival after the civilised world collapses), good writing......but. meh, basically.I didn't warm to the sisters (fatal flaw - if you don't like the characters, you won't want to read the...