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Strandloper (Harvill Panther)
1.  Strandloper (Harvill Panther) by Alan Garner
The list author says:
  "Strandloper is Garner's masterpiece. It took more than a decade to write. Should have won the Booker."
7.52   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Thursbitch
2.  Thursbitch by Alan Garner
The list author says:
  "Intense, unnerving, haunting and typical of Garner's later style: pared-to-the-bone narrative and dialogue. A psycho-geological pagan parable."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Red Shift
3.  Red Shift by Alan Garner
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  "Describing this as a book for young adults is like describing a dragon as a large lizard. Incredibly demanding and rewarding."
4.79   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen (Collins Voyager)
4.  The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen (Collins Voyager) by Alan Garner
The list author says:
  "Garner's debut. I have read this about 50 times over the last 30 years. It still works."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Elidor (Collins Modern Classics)
5.  Elidor (Collins Modern Classics) by Alan Garner
The list author says:
  "This book changed my life. Read it aged 8 back in the seventies. A Unicorn runs through a Manchester slum. Classic example of the abrupt and thought provoking "Garner Ending"."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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The Stone Book Quartet (Flamingo Modern Classics)
6.  The Stone Book Quartet (Flamingo Modern Classics) by Alan Garner
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  "Is it a novel? Yes! The themes, characters, symbolism and settings echo and recur  throughout the four stories."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Owl Service
7.  The Owl Service by Alan Garner
The list author says:
  "A crossroads novel. A lot of people would place this very much higher. It is brilliant, but, as an adult reader, I find the mythological background a bit too obvious."
5.24   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

The Moon of Gomrath
8.  The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner
The list author says:
  "You have to read this if you have already read "Weirdstone", but I think it's Garner's weakest novel (which means better than most writers at their strongest). Lots of great scenes, mind you."
5.24   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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