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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where do I start?
Really, this review is applicable to all of the Duncton Books. Each one is an absolute marvel of life and death in the world of moles. It is done in such a way that you really are there with them, in their homes, enjoying their pleasures, sorrowing at their losses. The descriptions of the landscapes, the weather, the moles themselves all are so realistic they are quite...
Published on 29 May 2001 by bids@waterships.freeserve.co.uk

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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid. Please.
These Duncton books reach a new low. Since Horwood clearly didn't take the trouble to write anything worth reading, I shall not take the trouble to complete a full review. I will merely point out the following: these books are not, under any circumstances, for children. I worry that the tagline comparing them with Watership Down will cause younger readers to pick them...
Published on 15 Jan 2010 by A. L. Rutter


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where do I start?, 29 May 2001
This review is from: Duncton Rising (The Book of Silence) (Paperback)
Really, this review is applicable to all of the Duncton Books. Each one is an absolute marvel of life and death in the world of moles. It is done in such a way that you really are there with them, in their homes, enjoying their pleasures, sorrowing at their losses. The descriptions of the landscapes, the weather, the moles themselves all are so realistic they are quite believable! I shouldn't spoil the storyline for you so let's just say there is constant suspense, surprise and a mixture of storylines which are easy to follow and very difficult to put down! The whole series is a MUST HAVE - RIGHT NOW!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read, 10 Feb 2000
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This review is from: Duncton Rising (The Book of Silence) (Paperback)
The Second Volume of "The Book of Silence" (Duncton Tales being the first one) is even more interesting and moving than the beginning. Many questions about Privet and Whillan are answered. We suffer with Privet's friends - Pumpkin, Chater, the Master of the Delve Rooster and many others - and learn that there is always hope, always a stream of light in the darkness. The risen stone marks almost the end of the book, at which we begin to understand what and where the lost book of silence really is...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful "Tolken" Style Tale of Moles, 1 Sep 2012
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Those that like Tolken and have a love of reading great long tales should try reading these books, they won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book, 16 Feb 2013
This review is from: Duncton Rising (The Book of Silence) (Paperback)
I have enjoyed his new books and was interested in reading some of his older work. I was not disappointed. Drawn in to this amazing world he has created. He writes so beautifully and the characters come to life. Amazing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moles, 4 Jan 2013
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Who would have thought that a story about moles could ever be so interesting. In places a little bogged down but overall a good piece of fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT STORY, 3 Aug 2014
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GREAT READ, CONDITION AS DESCRIBED.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book is in excellent condition and a very good buy, 19 July 2011
I'm very please with my book, it is as described.
I love this series of books but haven't read this one yet, I'm sure I'll enjoy it. I'm on book 3 at the moment (there are 6 in total)
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid. Please., 15 Jan 2010
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A. L. Rutter "Floor to Ceiling Books" (Portsmouth, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Duncton Rising (The Book of Silence) (Paperback)
These Duncton books reach a new low. Since Horwood clearly didn't take the trouble to write anything worth reading, I shall not take the trouble to complete a full review. I will merely point out the following: these books are not, under any circumstances, for children. I worry that the tagline comparing them with Watership Down will cause younger readers to pick them up.

Here are the reasons they shouldn't:

Overt torture scenes.

Explicit mole sex scenes.

At least two instances of rape, one involving a father towards his son.

Disgustingly brutal fight scenes.

A couple of really obscene death scenes.

Avoid. Please.
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