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This is what Dee posted back in November

 

Someone mentioned the book "Into the Forest" by Jean Hegland. I don't know if it was here or where but I ordered it from Amazon and read it. It was pretty good but not one I want to keep so I'm going to give it away.

 

Quote:From Publishers Weekly

Hegland's powerfully imagined first novel will make readers thankful for telephones and CD players while it underscores the vulnerability of lives dependent on technology. The tale is set in the near future: electricity has failed, mail delivery has stopped and looting and violence have destroyed civil order. In Northern California, 32 miles from the closest town, two orphaned teenage sisters ration a dwindling supply of tea bags and infested cornmeal. They remember their mother's warnings about the nearby forest, but as the crisis deepens, bears and wild pigs start to seem less dangerous than humans. From the first page, the sense of crisis and the lucid, honest voice of the 17-year-old narrator pull the reader in, and the fight for survival adds an urgent edge to her coming-of-age story. Flashbacks smartly create a portrait of the lost family: an iconoclastic father, artistic mother and two independent daughters. The plot draws readers along at the same time that the details and vivid writing encourage rereading. Eating a hot dog starts with "the pillowy give of the bun," and the winter rains are "great silver needles stitching the dull sky to the sodden earth." If sometimes the lyricism goes a little too far, this is still a truly admirable addition to a genre defined by the very high standards of George Orwell's 1984 and Russell Hoban's Ridley Walker.

Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Amazon

 

 

Now I promised that as soon as I finished that I would put the book back into circulation. I really enjoyed the book and it gave food for thought as well. Now to decide who will get to enjoy it next.

 

Dee had us chose numbers and I think that is the way I will go again. Post a number here between 150 and 700. I will give you until March first to make your decision and then I will post the winner. I will pay postage as Dee did for me.

 

Let the challenge begin!! clapsmilie

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163 for me please. Wow! A free book, what could be better than that?

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504 please!

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576 for me

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Come on folks! Are you not interested? This is the link to the discussions we had last time. This is the beginning.

 

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post166098

 

 

This is the ending link where the book was given away. Check it out and see what you think.

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post167150

 

 

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awwwright....here is a number 627

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Hmmm could have sworn that I already answered this?????

 

How about 461???

 

This is a great thing you are doing. We'll have to try to keep it going.

 

(((( ))))

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I think it will be a good thing. Let's have fun!

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Surely some others are interested in this read? It really is good. Join in! bump

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Hi Nett,

 

I'm not playing because I got lucky and found it at the library! I read it in a day and a half, which is just amazing given my schedule.

 

The reviews at Amazon were mixed (extreme), which usually means a book is pretty good. I wasn't disappointed. It's an excellent first novel.

 

Thanks Nett and Dee.

 

 

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Hello folks! Just a few more days. I double check numbers on this Satruday at midnight EST and then post the winner on Sunday. I will of course be emailing the winner for their addy to ship to. So I guess they will actually be the first to know.

 

All of you interested have until Saturday at midnight to post your interest!!

 

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321...I can't remember if anyone already picked that...too early.

 

Well, Glynn picked it so...333...geez, it's early.

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Okay folks, just a couple of days!! Choose your number!

 

 

 

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