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The Worm Ouroboros - E.R. Eddison, Keith Henderson
The Worm Ouroboros
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This is the book that shaped the landscape of contemporary science fiction. J. R. R. Tolkien acclaimed its author as "the greatest and most convincing writer of 'invented worlds' that I have read." Written in the best traditions of Homeric epics, Norse sagas, and Arthurian myths, it recounts... show more
This is the book that shaped the landscape of contemporary science fiction. J. R. R. Tolkien acclaimed its author as "the greatest and most convincing writer of 'invented worlds' that I have read." Written in the best traditions of Homeric epics, Norse sagas, and Arthurian myths, it recounts compelling tales of warriors and witches.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486447407 (0486447405)
ASIN: 486447405
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 446
Edition language: English
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Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it
3.5
Eddison wrote this somewhat marginalized fantasy classic as a 40-year old, but though he was a highly educated philologist when he committed it to paper, the story had been brewing in his mind for the better part of thirty years. I would like to say that the amount of time Eddison spent on the story...
Gene
Gene rated it
1.0 The Worm Ouroboros
DNF at 55%.The author uses archaic words as if they are going out of style… oops, they did go out of style. This is probably the first book ever where I liked the overly wordy descriptions of everything over dialogs for the simple reason that unlike dialogs the descriptions sometimes contain words s...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
4.0 The Worm Ouroboros (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
A flawed classic of high fantasy. Notable for breaking ground where few had tread before in such a sweeping manner. Flawed by being primarily declamation and posturing with little character insight. For instance, why is Lord Gro always tempted to support the underdog? As such, it reads, especial...
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
The fantasy genre has become unfortunately muddled in recent history. For every Tolkien work you have a Shannara novel, for every Narnia you end up with an Eragon. Now I'm not an elitist type of reader. I don't disqualify a novel from being entertaining simply because it may be poorly written or a '...
target acquired
target acquired rated it
4.0
The Worm Ouroboros! It goes around and around and around... and back around again!This is the story of the Lords of Demonland, their arch-foes the Lords of Witchland, various others (Lords of Goblinland and Impland and Pixyland et al), and their endless conflicts and political maneuverings and deeds...
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