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well, I suppose it depends on your reaction to the style


Jul 31 2012, 10:17am

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well, I suppose it depends on your reaction to the style [In reply to] Can't Post

I found the book a great read, itīs a fascinating story with varied characterizations, vivid descriptions and a strong sense of style. In terms of ethics and morals the book doesnīt have the impact that for instance LoTR does, though. The deliberately archaized style might put you off, but itīs definitely worth trying. In my view the books deserves a status as one of the absolute classics of fantasy.

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This book was praised highly by Tolkien but from my glancing it is a tough read Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jul 30 2012, 2:49pm
    It has the advantage of coming before Tolkien, Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 30 2012, 3:29pm
    Revealing footnote on that site you gave CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jul 30 2012, 4:36pm
        I liked the Gormenghast books (at least the first two), but DesiringDragons Send a private message to DesiringDragons Jul 30 2012, 10:27pm
    I read it through, years ago dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 30 2012, 4:38pm
    well, I suppose it depends on your reaction to the style elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jul 31 2012, 10:17am


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