Dans la forêt

Dans la for t Rien n est plus comme avant le monde tel qu on le conna t semble avoir vacill plus d lectricit ni d essence les trains et les avions ne circulent plus Des rumeurs courent les gens fuient Nell et E

  • Title: Dans la forêt
  • Author: Jean Hegland
  • ISBN: 9782351781425
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rien n est plus comme avant le monde tel qu on le conna t semble avoir vacill , plus d lectricit ni d essence, les trains et les avions ne circulent plus Des rumeurs courent, les gens fuient Nell et Eva, dix sept et dix huit ans, vivent depuis toujours dans leur maison familiale, au c ur de la for t Quand la civilisation s effondre et que leurs parents disparaissentRien n est plus comme avant le monde tel qu on le conna t semble avoir vacill , plus d lectricit ni d essence, les trains et les avions ne circulent plus Des rumeurs courent, les gens fuient Nell et Eva, dix sept et dix huit ans, vivent depuis toujours dans leur maison familiale, au c ur de la for t Quand la civilisation s effondre et que leurs parents disparaissent, elles demeurent seules, bien d cid es survivre Il leur reste, toujours vivantes, leurs passions de la danse et de la lecture, mais face l inconnu, il va falloir apprendre grandir autrement, se battre et faire confiance la for t qui les entoure, emplie d in puisables richesses.Consid r comme un v ritable choc litt raire aux tats Unis, ce roman sensuel et puissant met en sc ne deux jeunes femmes qui entra nent le lecteur vers une vie nouvelle.

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    1. this is definitely a novel.i mean, i never thought it was a true story, but i just want to emphasize that decisions characters make in this book are very much suitable for literary purposes; they provide dramatic tension and character development and a story arc, but as far as practical decision-making goes, these sisters fall a little short. and there was a period when i thought, "hey - these girls finally have it together and are taking real steps towards their own survival," only to modify th [...]

    2. This became one of my favorite books as soon as I read it; I was totally immersed while reading and continue to dwell on this book. I almost gave it 4 vs. 5 stars though, because I “didn’t like” the end. But, I realize, it’s not that I thought the end was poorly done; it was just difficult for me to agree with aspects of the decisions made. The fact that certain happenings were so painful for me, shows how powerful this book seemed to me. This is a beautifully told story about 2 sisters [...]

    3. Where to start?First off, I was a bit irritated by the implausibility of the characters' transformations from civilized girls to wild women. After reading The Omnivores Dilemma just a couple months ago, it was hard not to scoff at, say, the pig-hunting episode, or the "I'm gonna teach myself how to shoot a rifle today!" episode, or the ease with which the girls begin identifying edible plants in their yard with nothing but the help of a poorly illustrated field guide. But the real death knell fo [...]

    4. Into the Forest was a random book find. I picked it off the shelves and decided it sounded like something my sister would like. Two young sisters hiding from the rest of their post apocolyptic world that is rapidly become further rings of apocolyptic mess, learning to survive and make a new world out of the old. I, um, pretty much talked her into buying a book that I kinda wanted to read. (I'm sneaky that way.) Lauren devoured it in one sitting. I did the same, but in my case it turned into more [...]

    5. *4.25/5*THIS BOOK WAS SO GREAT. The writing was so beautiful and the descriptions were gorgeous and haunting and made the characters and images leap off the page. My only issue was the way the story was told: through journal entries that Nell wrote. I feel like if the story had been told in third person it would have given a more complete picture of what the two sisters went through, and would be more realistic than Nell constantly writing in a journal despite all of the other things keeping her [...]

    6. This book is weird.For the first 100 pages or so, I loved loved LOVED the story. Its a scary portrayal of the breakdown of Americad the story of a family that lives out in the middle of nowhere, right on the edge of a forest. They end up having to survive on some canned food they harvested from their garden. The dystopian aspect of the story is captivating, horrifying, and poignant. Basically half scared the crap out of me, and half made me want to dance around my house hugging everything from m [...]

    7. In this haunting and thought-provoking book, a series of natural disasters and man-made events conspire to bring the U.S. to its knees as the infrastructure gradually begins to falter. Eventually all utilities shut down completely, and without electricity and gas, there is no real news—-just rumors. Stores quickly empty, and desperation and fear set in. The story focuses on two teenage girls who live about 30 miles from the nearest town in the northern redwood forest of CA. The deaths of their [...]

    8. Finally! This book was a burden to get through Now that I'm done, I feel as if I've stepped out from the shadow of a dark cloud. Now I wonder, was it really worth finishing? The language was descriptive and precise, but the tone was very depressing. And, it contained some of the most offensive material I've ever read or seen. I'm even horrified to repeat it. Graphic sex is one thing, but this book has a scene where two sisters "make love". That goes far beyond crossing the line. It makes me want [...]

    9. By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else.From beauty no road leads to reality. ~Hannah ArendtI waited for over a year to read Into the Forest. In that frame of time, I had imagined this idea in my head of a book filled with controversy and chaos. The reality of what this book was never crossed paths with what I had imagined. It was far better.This story takes place in a post-apocalyptic time but it is not a post-apocalyptic book. This story features an act of incest (ver [...]

    10. Nell and Eve are precocious teenagers living with their anti-establishment parents in the middle of a redwood forest. Their contact with the outside world is sporadic, so it takes them a while to realize that civilization is crumbling around them. Hegland is vague about the reasons--a far-off war, new strains of disease, terrorist attacks on US soil. (She wrote this in 1996, when all of this was less hackneyed.) But after a few seasons of this, the family is left without electricity, internet, t [...]

    11. Spoilers ahead!I didn't like this book, I'll just get that out of the way. I had to read it for a class on the Apocalypse in American Literature, which was probably one of my favorite classes that I've taken thus far in college. After hearing about the basic themes of the book, essentially 2 sisters in the middle of nowhere trying to survive after some sort of war or peak oil situation (it's never clear what's going on exactly) essentially shuts down civilization as we know it, I was expecting t [...]

    12. I am a fan of apocalyptic fiction, and this one started out ok; unfortunately, it ended really poorly. I liked the fact that the sisters were isolated. And I actually think there reactions to the end of the world as they know it is probably how a lot of people would react - with a bit a denial and an unreasonable hope that things will get better soon.I found the characters pretty unlikeable however. Both Eve and Nell were naive and ignorant in their own ways. This made them fairly true to life b [...]

    13. i had some difficulty relating to the main characters, but the story of the slowly crumbling infrastructure of the united states is incredibly compelling, and i found myself thinking, "oh my gosh, that could really happen and jeez, that already is!" i was suddenly lured into the premise and the "what if" feeling it inspired, which made me a little paranoid especially when the narrator states, "It's amazing how quickly everyone adapted to the changes. I suppose it's like the way people had alre [...]

    14. This will be a hard one to review. I actually met Jean Hegland. She doesn't live too far away outside of Sebastopol, in northern California. The fictional town of Redwood reminds me of Sebastopol.So first you have to wrap your mind around a society which is falling apart: natural disasters, disease, government infrastructure collapsing, etc.There is a family who lives about 30 miles from the town of Redwood, as as things start to collapse they learn to cope in their individual ways. As time goes [...]

    15. 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, 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 turns off and gas is nowhere to be found [...]

    16. Ok. Real talk. This book? Mainly horse shit. In a way, I guess it's a more realistic look at what a post-apocalyptic world would look like for a family that was already pretty much living off the grid. Nell cans tomatoes. Nell learns how to kill a pig. All, conveniently, by reading encyclopedias that are in the house. BUT COME ON. AS IF. I am as if-ing all over this book. Eli? You batted your lashes at this boy for a hot minute over a flask in a shady square and all of a sudden you're pining for [...]

    17. When 9/11 hit, I was reading this book. It was frightening and exciting all at once. It is about a sickness that causes everyone to either die or hide. Two sisters go into the forest with their family and later must learn to survive on their own. I learned some interesting survival techniques and think that if we ever have to go survive in our cabin in some type of disaster situation, I just might have some skills.

    18. After a string of lighter reads, I felt ready and relieved to tackle something with more substance, more darkness, and so I picked up Into the Forest from the library having little to no idea what I was about to get myself into.One of the things I liked most about this book was that you know no more about what is going on in the world outside the forest than Nell and Eva do. There is no omniscient being to fill you in, and even the information they receive from outside sources is conflicting. Yo [...]

    19. I read this book in two sittings, and I couldn't put it down. First, I could relate to the homeschooling/ unschooling in the story, as my family homeschooled for 12 years. Everything the girls (mainly Nell) learned, she learned on her own, through her own interests, from books, from trial and error, from invention. I found it all fascinating and believable, and often enviable. It is the first fiction book I've read about unschooling and it delivered! Also, I felt that the way the world was crumb [...]

    20. This book was SO good until about halfway when the author made it get extremely weird. Besides the very disturbing parts, the ending was terrible as well.

    21. A poignant, sensual and carefully written book that will remain quietly in my mind for a long time to come. What strikes me, why I gave it a fifth star, is how it has remained relevant, fresh, shocking and provoking fifteen years after it was written. The United States in 2010 is closer to the brink than Ms Hegland envisioned in 1995; it is not much of a stretch to imagine a country that simply can't afford to pay its bills, where civil war erupts between political parties, where disease cannot [...]

    22. 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 have a free range education at home, roaming the forest, following their own interests until slowly things begin to change. A series of events leaves the girls stranded on their homestead, surviving on dwi [...]

    23. There's a lot to like in Hegland's end-of-the-world story. For the first half, at least, it's the most hopeful apocalypse I've come across. Hegland dwells far more on the two teenage-sister main characters than on the means of the world's end (in fact, the precise reason is never fully explained). The end result is a family story and a survival story. An interesting angle on a notion that has been worked over many times.

    24. My final rating is a 4.5/5, only a few slight things took away from this being a perfect novel for me. It 100% appealed to my earth mama senses and while slower on action and dialogue than I was expecting, I didn't get bored once.

    25. This book started out interesting and went to the other side of strange. My opinion is probably not a popular thing but,but here it is anyway.It is given to you in pieces in a journal that one of the two sisters writes. Nell doesn’t sound right later on in the book. Not that she should sound just “right as rain”, but she starts sounding like an old man rather than a young teenage woman. I love that she is smart, but she sounds like she suddenly became an old crone. Her experiences would ag [...]

    26. J'ai dévoré ce roman. J'ai tout de suite été happé par l'histoire et les deux personnages principaux, Eva et Nell. Ces deux sœurs se retrouvent à survivre dans leur maison de famille au fond des bois suite à la disparition de l'électricité. L'intrigue est prenante et racontée avec beaucoup de poésie. Ça aurait pu être un coup de coeur si quelques éléments ne m'avaient pas dérangé

    27. TERRIBLE. I love to read books and then watch the movie (this one will be out July 22nd), but this may be one that I don't even bother seeing because the book was so idiotic. So there are two sisters and a father who live out in a house in the woods. Something happens in the world that causes electricity/phones to go out, although they go dead slowly so that the family kind of doesn't notice. Or gets used to it, or whatever. So when the electricity only comes on for half of the day, wouldn't it [...]

    28. Beautiful prose from the on set, it reminded me somewhat of Morrison's 'Beloved' (which is odd considering that title was mentioned toward the end of this book) THIS type of situation COULD genuinely happen. The electricity goes off & suddenly the world as you know it -changes.Nothing you hold to 'priority' matter's anymore. (college, travel, promotions, having the latest this or that) The only thing that matter's - is survival and survival in a much more baser sense than we now a-days know [...]

    29. I guess there's a movie adaptation coming out now, but they've added a bunch of sci-fi elements. I guess "this could happen tomorrow" spec fic just isn't good enough for a general audience?Two sisters try to survive alone in their rural house after a flu pandemic wipes out most of the US population.It's very heavy on the symbolism.The ending originally angered me because I felt like the main characters were making all the wrong choices (especially with regards to the whole (view spoiler)[incest [...]

    30. This haunting and exquisite dystopian story grabbed me by the throat and took over my day. I was powerless to do anything but read until I ran out of pages. The writing is excellent. I've got a soft spot for dystopian fiction, and there is very little in the genre that feels sweet, save this. Two sisters, alone in the middle of nowhere, figuring out how to survive on nothing after the collapse of civilization- yeah, yeah, you think, I've read THIS before. But it's so raw, and so real, and so swe [...]

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