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Ancient Echoes
Ancient Echoes
by Robert Holdstock
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Epic fantasy, 31 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Ancient Echoes (Paperback)
It seems this book tends to divide people. I happen to love it. Like Mythago wood, its an epic blend of fantasy, psychology, and myth. There are romantic themes that are touching without being sentimental or overwrought. Characters are likeable and complex. A stunning and original book, highly recommended.


Mythago Wood
Mythago Wood
by Robert Holdstock
Edition: Paperback

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Brits should be ashamed of yourselves!, 18 July 2009
This review is from: Mythago Wood (Paperback)
Only 16 reviews for this fantasy masterpiece?!?!? What's wrong with you people??? You're almost as bad as us Americans! And you bloody invented the genre!! But I see that 623 of you had time to review "Twilight"- a piece of pure drivel written (and badly at that) for hormonal pre-tween girls. Truly disgusting. Come on people- this book is a freakin masterwork of dark fantasy that works on multiple levels: psychological, philisophical, spiritual- it's even a heartbreaking romance on top of everything else. And YET you just LOOOVVVEEDD you some "Twilight" didn't you? Maybe its all the MSG in the Macdonalds you're all eating that interferes with your ability to appreciate a book like this. A little too much Dr. Who perhaps? I mean this is truly on the level of Tolkein et al. And yet it has only 16 reviews. You people have sorely disappointed me.
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Seeker (Alex Benedict)
Seeker (Alex Benedict)
by Jack McDevitt
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A tad bland, 6 May 2008
I honestly don't get the hype for this guy, what little there may be. His writing is compenent in a workmanlike way, but just that. There is little if any atmosphere, character development, or conflict. The ENTIRE first half of the book follows two characters hunting down a lost colony ship. Sounds exciting? Wrong. The way they go about this is by interviewing people. One after another. Most have nothing useful to say. Then one of them does. How to follow up on the new lead? Interview more people. Again, most have nothing to say. Progress is made incrementally and the whole thing feels like the author's joyous attempt at "running us through our paces" before getting to the real story. Is there a real story? Not much of one. To be fair, there a scifi readers who would, I'm sure, enjoy the book quite nicely. Ones who have ONLY read aasimov and his old school ilk. But for anyone whose read Greg Egan, Iane Banks, Peter Watts, Gibson, etc. etc. etc. skip this one.

In short if you like sci fi with shallow character development, little atmosphere, marginal world building, and tepid action, you may like this.


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