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Our Lady Of The Forest
by David Guterson | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 1/20/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Ann Holmes is a fragile, pill-popping teenaged runaway who receives a visitation from the Virgin Mary one morning while picking mushrooms in the woods of North Fork, Washington. In the ensuing days the miracle recurs, and the declining logging town becomes the site of a pilgrimage of the faithful and desperate.

As these people flock to Ann—and as Ann herself is drawn more deeply into what is either holiness or madness... 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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*WARNING - SPOILER ALERT!*


It's a couple of days since I finished this book & while I quite liked it while reading it, I now feel a bit dissatisfied with it.

First & foremost I found the lack of speech marks very irritating! What was all that about? Unnecessary IMHO.

As for the characters themselves, well they were a bit clichéd, especially Ann herself & I didn't find any of them very likeable. Father Collins intentions were always a bit blurred to me. Carolyn had at least some credibility. Yes she was in it for what she could get but at least didn't kid herself otherwise.

I found the ending disappointing - maybe I was hoping it would all be "real" but no, it was all due to Ann's illness....no actual sighting of the Virgin Mary occurred, well I guess I shouldn't have been surprised....& it was all one big "phenathol trip". Ann's constant popping of this drug caused her muscle spams, trembling & hallucinations....but why would it cause her to see the Virgin Mary & in only that place? For a specific number of times? And what was the huge necessity to build the church?
I guess Ann had the last laugh though as the church got built.


 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at The White Swan Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 29, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (5/30/2015 UTC) at The White Swan Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Taking to the meet up....if not taken, might be left at Trinity OBCZ




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Journal Entry 4 by wingReetPetitewing at Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Picked up at the Leeds meet up. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingReetPetitewing at Kitchen Garden Cafe, York Road in Kings Heath, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (2/16/2016 UTC) at Kitchen Garden Cafe, York Road in Kings Heath, West Midlands United Kingdom

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