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An English Classic,
This review is from: Sword in the Stone, The (Complete Classics) (Audio CD)
This is of course a classic, sadly not designed to appeal to readers of Twilight and Potter. The writing is elegant and pellucid. Presumably children of a post-twentieth century age have no clear understanding of the natural world - the chapters incorporating falconry, hunting and animal observation must seem as opaque and moribund as a treatise on ectoplasm - more's the pity!
My concern is with the audio recording. There is something a little too rarified, almost effete in the narration. More troubling however, is the version of the siege on the Anthropagai - gone is the taxonomy of goblins and instead is a chapter dealing with Morgan Le Fay and a gryphon!
I appreciate this may seem pathologically geeky but has anyone come across an expurgated/embellished version of the book wherein occur the events of the audio?
Comments gratefully received.
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Initial post: 21 Jun 2010 15:53:29 BDT
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Abiding in the fields says:
Err excuse me!!! Actually I've loved this book for many years, but I'm also a fan of the Harry Potter books. Not so keen on Twilight - those vampires are so condescending. I much prefer Buffy! Now that's how to deal with vampires
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