Book #15 – Gone to the Forest

by Katie Kitamura  forest

I finished this book only so I could review it and save you all from wasting your time or money.  Ughhhh.  I think the author was trying to write a deep, emotionally intense book where the story isn’t obvious until the end, or perhaps until you re-read it, kind of like “Life of Pi”.

Unfortunately for us, she failed miserably.  I do not know where the book is set (she didn’t tell us), I do not know when the book was set (she didn’t tell us), I do not know why this book was written (not sure she knows why either).  Some country, at some moment in history, when the civil war between poor blacks and the rich ruling whites was about to begin.

The three primary characters are an abusive, egotistical father, his super sensitive controlled son and a woman somewhere in between their ages who is used as a metaphor.  I guess.  I don’t know.  She was introduced as a partner for the son who had never met her, but who was pleased to get this new toy fiance from Dad.  That lasted about a day before she brazenly hooked up with Dad.  A lot.

Other land owners find refuge in the estate of this evil main character, get drunk, gang rape the fiance of the boy/bedmate of the Dad; no punishments, yada yada yada.

Seriously, do I need to write anymore.  If you see this book at a bookstore, run don’t walk to the nearest emergency exit.

0/5 Stars

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3 thoughts on “Book #15 – Gone to the Forest

  1. Ew! Sounds pointless and more than a little pretentious. It’s fine to provide a new spin on a historical era but I’ve never liked these vague books that take that too far and don’t tell you anything about the time w or place- it’s disorienting, and not in a good way. And the story sounds like it didn’t know what it was trying to teach 😦 I’m sorry you had to put up with this.

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