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5.0 out of 5 stars As remembered
I read this book ages ago but had lent it out and never had it back, so this was a replacement. Wonderful book, wonderful writer - I can lose myself in this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great world building, but disappointing endings.
The Bone Forest is a collection of eight short stories by Robert Holdstock, the first and eponymous one of which is a Mythago Wood narrative from the point of view of George Huxley, about how he came to involve his sons Steven and Christian.

The six next (Thorn, The Shapechanger, The Boy Who Jumped the Rapids, Time of the Tree, Magic Man, and Scarrowfell),...
Published on 6 Dec 2006 by Stephanie Noverraz


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3.0 out of 5 stars Great world building, but disappointing endings., 6 Dec 2006
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The Bone Forest is a collection of eight short stories by Robert Holdstock, the first and eponymous one of which is a Mythago Wood narrative from the point of view of George Huxley, about how he came to involve his sons Steven and Christian.

The six next (Thorn, The Shapechanger, The Boy Who Jumped the Rapids, Time of the Tree, Magic Man, and Scarrowfell), although not sharing the same settings, are very similar in style and atmosphere.

The last one (The Time Beyond Age) tells of a scientific experiment where two children are artificially grown old in a disease-proof environment.

As a whole, I like the way Robert Holdstock builds enchanting worlds for us to explore, but I'm always disappointed by the abrupt, sometimes far-fetched endings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As remembered, 23 Jan 2013
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I read this book ages ago but had lent it out and never had it back, so this was a replacement. Wonderful book, wonderful writer - I can lose myself in this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Bone Forest, 12 July 2010
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Interesting prequel novella to the story Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock which visits a previous era of Ryhope Wood. Both of Huxley's sons, Steven and Christopher are still boys and Huxley is still engrossed in the wood. The story follows how he and his fellow explorer Wynne-Jones are continuing with their research into the way the wood works.
The rest of this book is made up of 7 short stories which reach into the world of myths and legends, some real and some quite fantastical but no less real. A very comparable book to the great Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Nov 2011
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Great book. Thanks
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