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The Hollowing (Mythago 4) [Paperback]

Robert Holdstock
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3 Mar 2003 Mythago 4
A novel of the award-winning MYTHAGO sequence Searching for his son, Alex, Richard Bradley enters Ryhope Wood - the legendary Mythago Wood, wherein live phantoms and creatures strange and terrible. Left brain-damaged after a bizarre attack, Alex disappeared into the wildwood, drawn into its green heart through a 'hollowing'. Richard's quest to find him leads through many of the strange ways of the wood, and leads Richard into mortal danger. For Alex's dreams now populate the primeval forest with his own "mythagoes", but like Alex they are damaged. They come to threaten the survival of the wood itself as they search for their creator...


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Earthlight; New edition edition (3 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074344079X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743440790
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,180,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alex Bradley, a highly imaginative child left brain-damaged after a bizarre attack, vanishes one day from his home. Months later a body is found on the edge of Ryhope Wood wherein live the mythagos-phantoms generated over time by our dreams and nightmares.

Alex has in fact been absorbed by the wood, drawn through a ‘hollowing’ into its green heart. There his dreams will continue to populate the wood with his particular mythagos. But like Alex, they too are damaged: the great heroes he conjures are warped, incomplete and dangerous. Savage and lost, they are compelled to seek their creator.

The havoc they wreak threatens those who search for Alex, including his father, Richard. In the end, it will threaten the very existence of the wood itself and of its natural mythagos.

“Time stopping stuff from one of Britain’s best … a myth-maker of originality”
THE TIMES

“'The Hollowing' is Holdstock’s richest and most skilful exercise in fiction to date”
VECTOR

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Robert Holdstock is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for his classic fantasy novel MYTHAGO WOOD. He is regarded as one of the 20th century's leading writers of myth and fantasy, and has written novels for over twenty years, including the MYTHAGO sequence, the novel of John Boorman's film, THE EMERALD FOREST and THE FETCH.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic in modern high fantasy. 22 Jan 2005
Format:Hardcover
Robert Holdstock has managed to create a new universe in which he draws his readers for the journey of their life. Sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing or frightening but always keeping the reader wanting to read on. This book makes a great read for all those that have the imagination to fill in the blanks left by the author. Holdstock's unique setting is based on the fact that in some places undisturbed forest exist that have kept their magic and are places endless in size. Once a human manages to enter this absolutely strange land he or she will start to generate beings "mythago's" that are in fact parts of his memory. Let me leave it at that and for you to find out. This is no run-of-the-mill "knights, princesses and quests fantasy" our bookstores now seem filled with but an absolutely pure, new and unique storyline that keeps you reading.
The Hollowing is the fourth book in a series of books starting with the book that named the series "Mythago Wood". A full list can be found at: [...] . If you would like to understand more about mythago's and how Holdstock's forests work it is handy to read at least "Mythago Wood" before starting this one. If you are a die-hard high fantasy fan, this book offers enough clues to figure out how things work in the world Holdstock has created.
Also recommended The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake, "The first, second and last chronicles of Thomas Covenant" by Stephen R. Donaldson.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another cracker from Holdstock. 14 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
Only 4 reviews?! Shocking, as this book is great. Of course it ties in with all the other Mythago books and if I remember correctly its the direct sequel to Lavondyss and has connections with Celtica. Its a few years since I read it but I think Jason from the argonauts features in it. I just think that everything Robert Holdstock does is truly amazing and different from anything thing else. Maybe thats why we have to wait so long for him to bring books out. Its always worth the wait though. And all of the mythago books are really easy to get hold of now so theres no excuses!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Confusing yet consuming 7 Mar 2004
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Format:Paperback
The twists from reality to fantasy require concentration, you can't read this book whilst watching tv! But with a quiet room and a comfy chair you can be totally absorbed by these worlds of myth and time. Robert Holdstock is a genius and his books should be far more easy to find than they are.
Note to publisher: Please issue all the Mythago series, with dates so I know what order to read them in! I can't find a new publication of the Emerald Forest for love nor money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 7 Mar 2004
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Format:Paperback
This is not a book to be taken lightly. The twists from reality to fantasy require concentration, you can't read this book whilst watching tv! But with a quiet room and a comfy chair you can be totally absorbed by these worlds of myth and time. Robert Holdstock is a genius and his books should be far more easy to find than they are. All the Mythago series are recommended, if you can find them, but try to read them in order to ease the brain.
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