- What: Forest Dark
- Who: Nicole Krauss
- Pages: 290, hard cover
- Genre: Contemporary fiction
- Published: 2017
- The lit: of 5 flames
Sometimes flipping the last page of a book leaves us absolutely befuddled.
“What exactly happened here in these few hundred pages to which I devoted significant time, energy, and brain power?”
Fortunately, only a few books spur this thought. Nicole Krauss’ 2017 hit was one of them. For a novel that garnered much attention and praise and made many best-of lists, I was ready to be blown away. Forest Dark, however, left me lost and grasping for more clarity and purpose … not unlike the main characters.