FRIGHT IN THE FOREST by Benn Sowerby

FRIGHT IN THE FOREST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A nerve-splitting, introspective novel in which the author, writing in the first person, follows the withdrawal of his psyche into the intimate womb of self knowledge. The arrogance of an isolated consciousness tossed by its own full-blown fears, charged sensitive Paul Pinel with torments -- from the influence of a dominating, ruth-less friend, school companions, relatives, several women, and finally a mysterious antagonist and pursuer, Brodrow, tentatively identified through Paul's very dark glass as the Enemy. But self-understanding comes at last as Paul, preparing to give himself up to Brodrow, discovers that the Enemy in merely an extension of his own projected fears. An intricate expose, exhaustive and exhausting.

Publisher: Knopf