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Master of Mistresses
on 3 December 2003
If I was a woman i think I'd want Eddison to be the wooer. This is the ultimate in fantastical literature. But like all love affairs you must accept the rough with the smooth.
Mistress of Mistresses is a work of genius but for modern tastes it not an easy reader - take Webster, Shakespeare, Homer, Sappho and the Norse sagas - mix them with your own metaphysical philosophy, decorate it all with lush prose - you create a world of such enduring colour and intrigue that the initiated never want to leave. But to get into the garden you have to accept that the door is a little stiff and you are going to have to work at opening it.
Once read, never forgotten - but read The Worm Ouroborous first or you'll never forgive yourself.