In the Forest

by Edna O'Brien | Children's Books |
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Registered by shelj7k of Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on 5/16/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Saturday, May 16, 2009
Dear Reader

Welcome to BookCrossing if it is your first time here. I am really pleased that you found this book. It is a gift from me to you. If you wish you may hold on to it but I hope that you will pass it on, either to a friend or loved one, or by leaving it to be found again. That way our book will be on an adventurous journey which we can follow as it gets passed along.

In the meantime, did you read the book? What did you think of it? Also, what do you think of the idea of BookCrossing? Feel free to write any thoughts when you come back to make a release note for this book.

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All best wishes and happy reading

Released 10 yrs ago (5/16/2009 UTC) at by mail, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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This is a promotional edition in association with the Irish Independent Newspaper in their series on Irish Women Writers.

Based on the true story of Imelda Riney and her son Liam who were murdered in 1994:

Edna O'Brien's novel 'In The Forest' tells the dark story of a beautiful young woman and her little son who live in a cottage on the edge of a forest in rural Ireland and are murdered by a deranged killer who has become obsessed with her.

Sent to Danielle23 by way of a wishlist book trade.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by Danielle23 from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, May 22, 2009
Thank you so much for the swap Shel and I can't wait to read this. The postcard is great and the bookmark is just perfect; 'Happy Reading' my sentiment exactly xx

Journal Entry 4 by Danielle23 from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, June 04, 2009
This was a great book that I just couldn't put down once I started it. It was so complelling and yet harrowing as it was based on a true story. The thought of a man like O'Kane living in the world sends shivers down my spine.

Thanks so much for the book Shel, I really enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 5 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, July 09, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (7/9/2009 UTC) at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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A wishlist surprise for shovelmonkey1. I hope you enjoy this book and that it gets to you safely xx

Journal Entry 6 by shovelmonkey1 from Penge, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, July 17, 2009
A fantastic surprise gift received through the post as a RABCK! Thank you Danielle23, i was so happy ripping into the brown paper, like it was christmas - its been a rubbish week in work and this has cheered me up no end - its going on the TBR pile! Will read and release as per usual.

Journal Entry 7 by shovelmonkey1 from Penge, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Reading while working in the CNDR - read this in only two days and like Danielle23 i found the style and content compelling. The book really imparted the urgency and unpredictability of O'Kanes actions and it made for tense reading - all the more so since it was based on a true story. Very good and definately deserving of a place on the 1001 books list.

Now available to a good home upon request.

Journal Entry 8 by shovelmonkey1 at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Thursday, December 03, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (12/3/2009 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Now en route to Kingfan30 who has this book on their wishlist. Hope this doesn't get stuck in the christmas post. This book is now yours to read and release as you please.

Journal Entry 9 by kingfan30 from -- Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 14, 2009
Arrived safe and sound x

25 Jan 10 - Finished this book this morning and like the rest of you could not put it down (hence a bit late for work!!). I loved the way the book was written with each chapter from from a different perspective, it made for a very tense read. Shocking that people like this live in the world and worrying that the police were too scared to do anything for a while, maybe living in a little village is not such a good idea!! Think I will pass it to my mum, its her kind of book.

Journal Entry 10 by kingfan30 at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 29, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/28/2010 UTC) at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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Passed to my mum, hope she enjoys it x

Journal Entry 11 by kingfan30 at -- Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Thought this looked familiar when i visited my elderly aunt today, appears my mum has had this one for a while before taking it into her. Will send it on soon.

3 Nov 16 - when I looked this up, I found I had rated it quite highly, but being years later couldn't really remember much about it, so though I would give it a reread. And I still rate it the same, a griping book looking into the mind of a killer.

Journal Entry 12 by kingfan30 at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 07, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (11/7/2016 UTC) at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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Back on its travels after a request from the Reading it Want it forum post.

Journal Entry 13 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Book arrived safely I look forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 14 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 29, 2018
"Darkness is drawn to light but light does not know it, light must absorb the darkness and therefore meet its own extinguishment."

This is a grim tale but the author's economic and at times lyrical style means that she manages to portray the horror whilst avoiding glamorising violence. So much so that I ended feeling almost as sorry for the the murderer, who was badly failed by the authorities, as I did the victims. This is my first O'Brien book and I enjoyed her writing style. I found it hard to put down once I got into it yet somehow felt that it lacked that little something which would have really made it stand out in a crowd.


Journal Entry 15 by 4evagreen at Buxton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 20, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (5/20/2019 UTC) at Buxton, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Going out as a sort of Brucie Bonus. I hope that you haven't already read it. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 16 by Cfreckle at Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 23, 2019
Thank you for my 'Brucie Bonus' book. it arrived safely today. I know nothing about it, but the journal reviews make it sound a very interesting read.

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