Forest Dark

Forest Dark

Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents? deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he?s felt an irresistible need to give away his poss Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be r...

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Title:Forest Dark
Author:Nicole Krauss
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Forest Dark Reviews

  • Greg Zimmerman
    Aug 24, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

    Review TK. ...

    Nicole Krauss: ?The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end?. The American author talks about setting her new novel in Tel Aviv ? and why she brought Kafka into it. ...

    I adored The History of Love when I read it in 2010, its poetic language and twisting tale washing over me like ocean waves. So I was thrilled when I heard that Nicole Krauss was releasing a new novel this September called Forest Dark, and even more thrilled when it arrived in my mailb...

    52. Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss reader: Gabra Zackman published: 2017 format: 8:19 Overdrive audiobook (~231p, 304 pages in hardcover) acquired: Library listened: Nov 29 - Dec 8 rating: 3 Very much a writers book, with a lot of exploration of the imagination (sometimes throu...

    ?De geschiedenis van de liefde? vond ik vijf sterren waard. ?Donker woud? situeert zich aan het andere eind van de appreciatieboog. Wat een afschuwelijk boek! Het heeft nochtans de prijs beste boek 2017 gewonnen en krijgt overal voortreffelijke recensies. Maar ik vind er niks a...

    Una novela compleja y difícil. No por la trama básica: la historia paralela de dos personas, un abogado exitoso y la narradora (presuntamente Krauss), que se encuentran en un punto crítico de su vida y viajan a Israel para reencontrarse con el sentido de la vida. "Midway upon th...

    Krauss is one of my favourite authors, and her newest novel, Forest Dark, was one of my most highly anticipated reads of the year. Her prose is wonderful, and the entire book has been beautifully, richly, and sensuously written. The characters are all multi-layered, and teem with compl...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to immerse myself into the story and really love all the characters. I wanted Nicole Krauss to take me away on an unforgettable journey, that is what I wanted but I did not get. This is a novel that I would call, elegant, rich and deep. There ar...

    Fiercely smart, incredibly personal, gorgeously written. So much to keep in your head, so much to puzzle out. I'm not sure I did either very well. ...

  • Elyse
    May 23, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

  • Kathleen
    Aug 26, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

  • Bettie☯
    Aug 21, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

    Review TK. ...

    Nicole Krauss: ?The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end?. The American author talks about setting her new novel in Tel Aviv ? and why she brought Kafka into it. ...

  • Annet
    Sep 17, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

  • Cecily
    Feb 18, 2018

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

  • Marialyce
    Oct 10, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

  • Ron Charles
    Sep 13, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

  • Matt
    Jun 26, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

  • Jill
    Jul 20, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

  • Leah Rachel
    Apr 23, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

    Review TK. ...

    Nicole Krauss: ?The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end?. The American author talks about setting her new novel in Tel Aviv ? and why she brought Kafka into it. ...

    I adored The History of Love when I read it in 2010, its poetic language and twisting tale washing over me like ocean waves. So I was thrilled when I heard that Nicole Krauss was releasing a new novel this September called Forest Dark, and even more thrilled when it arrived in my mailb...

  • switterbug (Betsey)
    Aug 11, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

  • Ellie
    Apr 03, 2018

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

  • Brina
    Sep 11, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

  • Violet wells
    Sep 25, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

  • Joachim Stoop
    Dec 13, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

  • Angela M
    Aug 03, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Jul 21, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

  • Fiona
    Aug 06, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

  • BookOfCinz
    Dec 02, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

    Review TK. ...

    Nicole Krauss: ?The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end?. The American author talks about setting her new novel in Tel Aviv ? and why she brought Kafka into it. ...

    I adored The History of Love when I read it in 2010, its poetic language and twisting tale washing over me like ocean waves. So I was thrilled when I heard that Nicole Krauss was releasing a new novel this September called Forest Dark, and even more thrilled when it arrived in my mailb...

    52. Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss reader: Gabra Zackman published: 2017 format: 8:19 Overdrive audiobook (~231p, 304 pages in hardcover) acquired: Library listened: Nov 29 - Dec 8 rating: 3 Very much a writers book, with a lot of exploration of the imagination (sometimes throu...

    ?De geschiedenis van de liefde? vond ik vijf sterren waard. ?Donker woud? situeert zich aan het andere eind van de appreciatieboog. Wat een afschuwelijk boek! Het heeft nochtans de prijs beste boek 2017 gewonnen en krijgt overal voortreffelijke recensies. Maar ik vind er niks a...

    Una novela compleja y difícil. No por la trama básica: la historia paralela de dos personas, un abogado exitoso y la narradora (presuntamente Krauss), que se encuentran en un punto crítico de su vida y viajan a Israel para reencontrarse con el sentido de la vida. "Midway upon th...

    Krauss is one of my favourite authors, and her newest novel, Forest Dark, was one of my most highly anticipated reads of the year. Her prose is wonderful, and the entire book has been beautifully, richly, and sensuously written. The characters are all multi-layered, and teem with compl...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to immerse myself into the story and really love all the characters. I wanted Nicole Krauss to take me away on an unforgettable journey, that is what I wanted but I did not get. This is a novel that I would call, elegant, rich and deep. There ar...

  • Daniel Chaikin
    Nov 29, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

    Review TK. ...

    Nicole Krauss: ?The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end?. The American author talks about setting her new novel in Tel Aviv ? and why she brought Kafka into it. ...

    I adored The History of Love when I read it in 2010, its poetic language and twisting tale washing over me like ocean waves. So I was thrilled when I heard that Nicole Krauss was releasing a new novel this September called Forest Dark, and even more thrilled when it arrived in my mailb...

    52. Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss reader: Gabra Zackman published: 2017 format: 8:19 Overdrive audiobook (~231p, 304 pages in hardcover) acquired: Library listened: Nov 29 - Dec 8 rating: 3 Very much a writers book, with a lot of exploration of the imagination (sometimes throu...

  • Rachel León
    Apr 30, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

  • Christine Bonheure
    Mar 12, 2018

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

    Review TK. ...

    Nicole Krauss: ?The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end?. The American author talks about setting her new novel in Tel Aviv ? and why she brought Kafka into it. ...

    I adored The History of Love when I read it in 2010, its poetic language and twisting tale washing over me like ocean waves. So I was thrilled when I heard that Nicole Krauss was releasing a new novel this September called Forest Dark, and even more thrilled when it arrived in my mailb...

    52. Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss reader: Gabra Zackman published: 2017 format: 8:19 Overdrive audiobook (~231p, 304 pages in hardcover) acquired: Library listened: Nov 29 - Dec 8 rating: 3 Very much a writers book, with a lot of exploration of the imagination (sometimes throu...

    ?De geschiedenis van de liefde? vond ik vijf sterren waard. ?Donker woud? situeert zich aan het andere eind van de appreciatieboog. Wat een afschuwelijk boek! Het heeft nochtans de prijs beste boek 2017 gewonnen en krijgt overal voortreffelijke recensies. Maar ik vind er niks a...

  • Pedro Casserly
    Jan 20, 2018

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

    Review TK. ...

    Nicole Krauss: ?The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end?. The American author talks about setting her new novel in Tel Aviv ? and why she brought Kafka into it. ...

    I adored The History of Love when I read it in 2010, its poetic language and twisting tale washing over me like ocean waves. So I was thrilled when I heard that Nicole Krauss was releasing a new novel this September called Forest Dark, and even more thrilled when it arrived in my mailb...

    52. Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss reader: Gabra Zackman published: 2017 format: 8:19 Overdrive audiobook (~231p, 304 pages in hardcover) acquired: Library listened: Nov 29 - Dec 8 rating: 3 Very much a writers book, with a lot of exploration of the imagination (sometimes throu...

    ?De geschiedenis van de liefde? vond ik vijf sterren waard. ?Donker woud? situeert zich aan het andere eind van de appreciatieboog. Wat een afschuwelijk boek! Het heeft nochtans de prijs beste boek 2017 gewonnen en krijgt overal voortreffelijke recensies. Maar ik vind er niks a...

    Una novela compleja y difícil. No por la trama básica: la historia paralela de dos personas, un abogado exitoso y la narradora (presuntamente Krauss), que se encuentran en un punto crítico de su vida y viajan a Israel para reencontrarse con el sentido de la vida. "Midway upon th...

  • Cosimo
    Apr 02, 2018

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

  • Roger Brunyate
    Oct 15, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

  • Sid Nuncius
    Aug 21, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

  • Kirsty
    Jun 29, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

    Review TK. ...

    Nicole Krauss: ?The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end?. The American author talks about setting her new novel in Tel Aviv ? and why she brought Kafka into it. ...

    I adored The History of Love when I read it in 2010, its poetic language and twisting tale washing over me like ocean waves. So I was thrilled when I heard that Nicole Krauss was releasing a new novel this September called Forest Dark, and even more thrilled when it arrived in my mailb...

    52. Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss reader: Gabra Zackman published: 2017 format: 8:19 Overdrive audiobook (~231p, 304 pages in hardcover) acquired: Library listened: Nov 29 - Dec 8 rating: 3 Very much a writers book, with a lot of exploration of the imagination (sometimes throu...

    ?De geschiedenis van de liefde? vond ik vijf sterren waard. ?Donker woud? situeert zich aan het andere eind van de appreciatieboog. Wat een afschuwelijk boek! Het heeft nochtans de prijs beste boek 2017 gewonnen en krijgt overal voortreffelijke recensies. Maar ik vind er niks a...

    Una novela compleja y difícil. No por la trama básica: la historia paralela de dos personas, un abogado exitoso y la narradora (presuntamente Krauss), que se encuentran en un punto crítico de su vida y viajan a Israel para reencontrarse con el sentido de la vida. "Midway upon th...

    Krauss is one of my favourite authors, and her newest novel, Forest Dark, was one of my most highly anticipated reads of the year. Her prose is wonderful, and the entire book has been beautifully, richly, and sensuously written. The characters are all multi-layered, and teem with compl...

  • Lucy Banks
    Jul 17, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

  • Sam
    Jun 16, 2017

    "But at a certain point the helplessness of our shared love for the children had reached a kind of apex, and then began to decline until it was no longer helpful to our relationship at all, because it only shone a light on how alone each of us was, and, compared to our children, how un...

    I?ve read all three of Nicole Krauss? previous novels and one thing they all have in common is the writer is well concealed behind all the formal artistry. In this new novel of hers there?s a character called Nicole speaking in the first person with an intelligence at the height ...

    Giving up after 100+ pages . I have definitely enjoyed Krauss's other novels but I just did not connect with either of the two characters in the dual story lines. Just too much of an effort to wade through . ...

    Last month I was finally introduced to the writing of Nicole Krauss. Craving Jewish themed books to read over the holidays, I had selected her National Book Award finalist Great House and neither the subject matter nor the writing disappointed. Shortly after completing this work starri...

    If I were a professional book reviewer?which I?m not?I might well have given Forest Dark five stars. After all, it?s cerebral, intelligently written, thought provoking, and brilliantly complex. But I am simply a reader who likes to capture my reading experience and share m...

    ?No young child naturally believes that reality is firm?. Experiencing ?a small tear in the fabric of reality? can keep the door of doubt ajar. From my late teens to early twenties, I earnestly sought a mystical, personal relationship with God. I cast my net narrowly (the A...

    The Empty Space I read this book eagerly and with absorption; my reactions ranged from admiration to love. All the same, I could easily describe it in such a way that no one would buy it: a first-person narrative by an author unable to overcome her writer's block, interleaved wi...

    Impressive in scope and structure, yet rather frustrating. If you?re hoping for another History of Love, you?re likely to come away disappointed: while that book touched the heart; this one is mostly cerebral. Metafiction, the Kabbalah, and some alternative history featuring Kafka ...

    Tu esci di casa ?Alla fine ci siamo ammalati di sapere. Ad essere sinceri, io detesto Cartesio e non ho mai capito per quale motivo il suo assioma debba essere fiduciosamente ritenuto la base incrollabile di ogni cosa. Più lui parla di seguire sempre la stessa direzione per uscir...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful prose and a fascinating subject matter - but I was left wondering what the central point was... Right from the start, I was wowed by the author's stunningly elegant writing; such thought-pr...

    Nicole Krauss is hands down one of my favorite novelists. I'm in awe of her brilliance. Yes, she is a poetic writer who can writes well-crafted beautiful sentences, but her intelligence seems other worldly. She can craft such a rich story that appears simple on the surface, but is dece...

    Some readers may wonder if there?s a connection between the narrator of "Forest Dark" and the critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Krauss, who also has two sons and is separated from her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer. Nothing in these pages discourages the assumption that Krauss is r...

    Just got this one in house. Here's a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/bo... ...

    I thought Nicole Krauss's Great House was excellent and I was looking forward to this very much. Sadly, I thought Forest Dark was self-regardingly flashy and ultimately empty. The book centres around two Jewish characters who are, in their different ways, having crises of identity a...

    "Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Dante) Nicole Krauss has written a book of discovery, one that questions what life is and what one needs or doesn't need to lead a life well lived or possibly...

    Nicole Krauss has always delivered 5 star books, but FOREST DARK is easily her best and most mesmerizing one to date. Poised, elegant, and numinous, it also moved me close to tears and left me exhilarated. She explores that liminal space between darkness and light, the internal and ext...

    My review for the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifesty... Nicole Krauss' highly anticipated fourth novel, "Forest Dark," is preceded with a variation on the standard this-is-a-work-of-fiction disclaimer: "References to real people, events, establishments and organi...

    I've given up 30% through this book. It's not that I didn't find some enjoyment in reading it, it's that it became harder and harder to pick it up. I'm not a fan of the two thread novel format generally and, for me, this is a clear example of why. Essentially we have two unrelated p...

    The story of a young writer paralyzed by writer's block (a writer named Nicole, instantly evoking questions about Krauss' own life) and a parallel story to hers of a 68 year old lawyer who has forced his way to success throughout his life. Both crave a different kind of experience, one...

    I 95% chalk this rating to user error, but I honestly have no idea what was going on in Forest Dark. That's not to say that I couldn't follow the plot. I could. Mostly. The story, though? I am at a complete loss on the significance--the meaning--of the whole thing. I have a strong ...

    Nope. I liked Man walks into a room, loved The history of love and even adored Great house, but this last one was more a drag than a pleasure to read. I don't mind diving into Jewish culture, identity and historical inner struggles, but it felt as distant to me and yet claustroph...

    Review TK. ...