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5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best series of books I have ever read., 4 Dec 2006
I have never read another book like it.
Seriously, I am a reader, I read everything I can get my hands on. Nothing is as magical as this book and the ones that follow.
If I could compare it to anything else, it would have to be Lord Of The Rings - don't get me wrong, there are no goblins, elfs, dwarfs or wizards. But in the sheer scope its similar. In fact its bigger, the Duncton books are truly epic.
It's a book about moles.. Ok, so when it was recommended to me I thought.. 'Moles?!?! why on earth would I want to read that!?'. However under the unrelenting pressure of my mother to read this book, I gave in. I'm glad I did. Firstly this is not a book for children! Murder, rape and incest are some of the themes and the books are pretty gory at times.
This is not a book for the impatient. It's long.. and the books get longer. But if you are the type of person who can stick with a book you will find your reward.
It will make you laugh out loud and it will make you cry. You will paint the landscapes and characters in your head. Once the book has got hold of you, you won't be able to let it go.
...And when you get to the final conclusion and have turned the last page you will want more.
I cannot rate this book highly enough. I'm happy to say that if I could only ever read one set of books again for the rest of my life, it would be the Duncton books.. If you can find a copy.. buy it!