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Elric of Melniboné - Community Reviews back

by Michael Moorcock
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Traditional Fantasy
Traditional Fantasy rated it 2 years ago
This was a re-read because I hadn't read it in years. Classic sword and sorcery. Elric is one of the most depressing characters I've ever encountered in Fantasy, but he has a magic sword and a purpose in the grand scheme of things. What's great about this book and the rest of the series is the wri...
Traditional Fantasy
Traditional Fantasy rated it 4 years ago
This is the first book in The Elric Saga, possibly Michael Moorcock's most classic Fantasy series. It's very much in the sword and sorcery category with magic, magical swords, quests and obstacles and everything that makes for a good adventure. The one problem I have with the series is that it's s...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
This is the first of the six Elric books; the series is supposed to the be the quintessential dark fantasy and ground-breaking when published in the 60s and 70s for its anti-hero protagonist. Neil Gaiman is a fan. A blurb on the cover by Michael Chabon called the author "the greatest writer of post-...
Something clever I'll change later
Something clever I'll change later rated it 5 years ago
I liked it! Should I read more?
A Bookworm's Definitive Story
A Bookworm's Definitive Story rated it 5 years ago
This book is COOL: Sorcerers, elemental lords, gods of chaos and law, sentient runeblade, and magical artifacts. Reading this book feels like traveling on World of Warcraft's Azeroth. The differences are that there are no general fantasy race like elves and orcs, and the story is deeper. I've played...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it 6 years ago
One of my stepsons is named Elric. :)
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it 6 years ago
Dark, melancholic, but just enough hope to keep things from spiraling into hopeless horror. Man, I ate this stuff up when I was a teen and young 20 something, reveling in hopeless despair. Reading it now, it is just good writing. Very lyrical, sparse yet telling a wonderfully tragic tale. Someti...
sfgale
sfgale rated it 6 years ago
Excellent book. The whole anti-hero idea is done exceptionally well with the writing walking a fine line between the archaic and the modern which in this instance worked, managing to deliver the story very well, which I'm not sure would have been the case with every author. A very short novel, almos...
sologdin
sologdin rated it 6 years ago
Dying empire presented with two means of resuscitation: irredentist aggression or contemplative isolationism, each represented, somewhat reductively, by the principal antagonist and protagonist. Their agon includes a series of coups and counter-coups, and results in a bizarre duel with sentient nuc...
chadkoh
chadkoh rated it 6 years ago
I had to get the audio version because there was no digital version available. I think the story is pretty interesting with some good twists on high fantasy, but the background music through the ENTIRE SIX HOURS of the book was very distracting. The narrator wasn't the greatest either.I would like t...
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