In Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock gave us an intricate world spun from the stories of Irish and English mythology Segundo libro de la serie Bosque Mitago. Mythago Wood is a fantasy novel by British writer Robert Holdstock, published in the United Kingdom in It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in. Bosque Mitago by Robert Holdstock, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. That is not to say that it is not a good book The Dark Wheel Orson Scott Card described it as “for readers who are willing to take the time and effort to let a writer evoke a whole and believable world, peopled with living characters”.

Martin’s Press,pages Why do the mythagos travel there?

I liked the overall idea of myth coming to live in a deep dark forest and it had a great deep dark vibe to it, but sometimes I felt lost between myth, reality, explanation, history, beliefs, superstitions and origins of the characters. If you are a serious purveyor of literary fantasy, most probably this will thrill mitgo. The order in which the Mythago cycle works were written and published does not correspond to the order of events within the realm of the cycle.

He has received three BSFA awards and won the World Fantas Robert Paul Holdstock was an English novelist and author who is best known for his works of fantasy literature, predominantly in the fantasy subgenre of mythic fiction.

Eventually, she journeys into the wood on a quest to find holdstpck missing brother. A son’s kiss, too. You might walk down a Roman road or stay in a medieval castle or a Germanic tribe’s hut. While the first volume relied on old journals and glimpses of unexplained people, this one doubles down by including not only those aspects but the masks that Tallis makes, dredged somewhere from deep memory, and the folk songs that she somehow knows, as if they’ve always existed forever.

Christian doesn’t want to talk about it.

But he manages to match the eerie danger of our first view of the forest and add onto it the view of a young girl inexperienced in history so that all the various mysterious happenings seem even stranger, infused with a menace that can’t quite be quantified. I highly recommend this book. La primera, por supuesto, todo lo que tiene que ver con los mitagos, todo el concepto y lo que vamos descubriendo de ellos, sensacional e innovador.


However, although this book seemed to border on nonsensical at times, it was a very well written nonsensical. They exist as ghosts at the peripheral of their vision, but the longer they stay in the woods the more substantial these manifestations become. There is a dreamlike quality to this book which I found endearing at the time of reading – however, much of the story did not stick with me. Lists with This Book. Even after finishing the book, I believe I fully understood what I read, but on many levels I am sure I have missed certain elements of what the author was trying to get across and it would probably be beneficial to read it again.

Hollowings function as wormholes by transporting mythagos and real human beings through space and time within the forest. If you find walking in the woods peaceful and satisfying, reading this novel brings that experience to the fore, despite the underlying mysteries of blood and sacrifice haunting most ancient forests and Holdstock’s Mythago series. When George was home, he remained in his study with old books and papers. People also carve magical symbols into the rock a Most forests today and in the recent past are only a few centuries old or less.

I can’t really find a flaw in this book but something is lacking for 5 stars. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I intend to re-read both this and Mythago Wood at some point as I think the enjoyment of the story may actually be better the second time around. One critical study examines the pagan spiritual aspect of Mythago Wood, in particular how “elements of the series’ thesis resonate with pagan worldviews”. I won’t rehash everything in detail, I’ll just hit the main objections: What fun it was it read an unpredictable novel.

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Mendlesohn, Farah; James, Edward She has red hair, fair skin, she’s slender and uses a knife. Now it returns to holdstoci in America for the first time in nearly a decade. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In each incarnation, she has been created out of the male mind, acting as the uncertain object of his affection.


Mythago Wood

Steven never knew what his father was doing in the woods near his parents’ house, Oak Lodge. Moorcock also observes common elements in Mythago WoodUrsula Holdsrock.

But there still remain a few forests which have been on earth for millennia. I am not going to summarize the story as much better reviewers than I have already done so, many times before. Given the fact that her father had already lost one child to Ryhope is it really likely that he will sit idly by while his daughter also seems to come under the sway of the wood with little more than a feeble complaints and disagreements?

Jan 27, Tanya rated it it was amazing. Bpsque story itself becomes a complex family conflict as first the Oedipal battle between Christopher and his father is acted out and then, inevitably, that of Christopher vs. The forest setting is beautiful. Mythago Wood started out so normal and moved sequentially to the fantastic and magical that you actually believe it.

Dec 08, Andrew rated it liked it. I want to reiterate that this is truly a piece of literature first and a novel of fantasy second.

Philip It is the first in a loose series of seven, so can certainly be read standalone. The story opens with a bang, then stays exactly where it is. The two stars are for the world the author has created. The Liberation of Imagination 1st ed. I have a feeling that the books in the series build on each other and my appreciation for the first one will only deepen as I read the rest of the series.

Inspired by British and Celtic myths and legends with added just a tiny bit of late Gothic flavor this book builds it’s story slowly and methodically. Ryhope Wood in Hertfordshire, England is where myth comes alive.