- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Orb Trade; Reprint edition (1 Sept. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765307294
- ISBN-13: 978-0765307293
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 56 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,903,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mythago Wood (Mythago Cycle) Paperback – 1 Sep 2003
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"I found Mythago Wood hard to shake off."
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Myth and Terror in the Forest Deeps
The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley's entire long life. Now, after his death, his sons have taken up his work. But what they discover is numinous and perilous beyond all expectation.
For the Wood, larger inside than out, is a labyrinth full of myths come to life, "mythagos" that can change you forever. A labyrinth where love and beauty haunt your dreams. . .and may drive you insane.
--Times Literary Supplement
"Robert Holdstock's is one of the voices at the very heart of modern fantasy."
-Guy Gavriel Kay
"One of the strangest, most beautiful and most compelling fantasies I have ever read. A marvel of a book." --Keith RobertsSee all Product description
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Holdstock writes in a fair imitation of the educated, formal style that was favoured in the era the book is set, and in keeping with the style, treats emotions likes fevers. This can sometimes make the progression of the storyline seem somewhat dogmatic, but this does not dampen enjoyment, rather draws the reader into the same fevered mindstate as the central character. You turn pages in deep apprehension of what comes next, making up your own stories as you go. Unlike true fantasy, this book never drifts away from a logical path, holding on to a sense of order and rationale right to the end. It is only in sequels that Holdstock throws this valued restraint away, and entertains off-the-shelf fantasy developments. That's what sequels are for.
The kindle edition (which I read) contains a number of punctuation errors and mistakes that suggest it was scanned from an original text (which I also read, back in 1984) to save time, and wasn't properly "checked over" afterwards. This is really my only niggle.
I would fully recommend this to anyone, fantasy fan or not 😊
Hunter series, but somehow managed to completely the Mythago Wood novels.
So now more than 30 years later, I've finally discovered one of the best fantasy works I've ever read.
Wildly imaginative, beautifully written and compelling, this book is an absolute joy.
I never discuss story lines in my reviews - that the book's
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