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Mythago Wood

☆ Mythago Wood ☆ Robert Holdstock ☆ Mythago Wood ☆ Robert Holdstock - Mythago Wood, Mythago Wood One of the few true Fantasy classics In this World Fantasy Award winning novel Robert Holdstock introduces us for the first time to his best selling creations Mythagoes and Mythago Wood Ryhope Wood

  • Title: Mythago Wood
  • Author: Robert Holdstock
  • ISBN: 9780380762767
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback

☆ Mythago Wood ☆ Robert Holdstock, Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock, Mythago Wood One of the few true Fantasy classics In this World Fantasy Award winning novel Robert Holdstock introduces us for the first time to his best selling creations Mythagoes and Mythago Wood Ryhope Wood Britain s last fragment ofprimeval forest is inhabited by long extinct animals and figures of ancient myth George Huxley and his two sons Steven and Christian each exploOne of the few

Mythago Wood

☆ Mythago Wood ☆ Robert Holdstock ☆ Mythago Wood ☆ Robert Holdstock - Mythago Wood, Mythago Wood One of the few true Fantasy classics In this World Fantasy Award winning novel Robert Holdstock introduces us for the first time to his best selling creations Mythagoes and Mythago Wood Ryhope Wood Mythago Wood

  • ☆ Mythago Wood ☆ Robert Holdstock
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  1. I accepted the notebook My life is full of diaries Steven Huxley had just been handed the diary of his sidekick companion Harry Keeton I am personally fond of Harry because our names are one letter away from being the same Keeton Keeten I am actually an impostor, my great great grandfather Thomas Newton Keaton changed his name to Keeten when he was conscripted into the Confederate army Family lore states that he had a dispute with his older brother Major William Henry Harrison Keaton and that ha [...]

  2. I am not the ideal audience for this book This is a book that takes the idea of fantasy very, very seriously There is little love, or sense of joy in the magic this is obsession and wildness, and while I m a fan of pursuing passion and all things wild, this is the dreamscape extreme that occurred after a few too many tipples before bed.Mythago Woodfeels like a gothic fantasy, as if Jung and perhaps one of those Victorian spinsters got together and wove a tale about a small English family, ancien [...]

  3. 6.0 stars This book is a MASTERPIECE and will likely be on my list of All Time Favorite novels before too long though I always try and wait a little while after reading the book to see how long it stays with me In brief, the story revolves around a primeval forest that has survived intact since the Ice Age if not before and where archetypes of Man s universal myths and legends exist and the story of one family s exploration of this forest over two generations In describing my reaction to this bo [...]

  4. Rating 5 thrilled stars of fiveThe Book Report Go look at Jeffrey s review I ll never be able to improve on that.My Review I have to add a few points to it, though.The mythopoetic roots of the story are clear, and the entire experience of reading the tale is one of immersion into a vivified version of The Hero s Journey Joseph Campbell on His Life Work Jung s brilliant conceptualization of The Collective Unconscious provides the underpinnings of Ryhope Wood, of course, but man alive does Holdsto [...]

  5. Impresionante, si os gusta la fantas a, ten is que leer esta novela si o si.La historia nos narra como cuando Steven Huxley vuelve a casa tras luchar en la 2 Guerra Mundial donde te ricamente le esperan su hermano Christian y una misteriosa joven llamada Guiwenneth en realidad se encuentra con un persona descuidad y solitaria, aquejada por los miedos y las obsesiones que tambi n hab a tenido su fallecido padre, tanto con el bosque que rodea su hogar como por la joven desaparecida Con ciertas exp [...]

  6. What a great read Holdstock managed to come up with something completely new and incredibly old at the same time with his Mythago Wood series By mining the rich vein of British myth and tying it to both the Jungian subconscious and the magical influence of an acient living forest he managed to create a fantasy work that was both epic in scope and personal in its resonance It s a work that truly stands the test of time In the first volume, _Mythago Wood_, we follow the story of Stephen Huxley who [...]

  7. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.After his post WWII convalescence in France, Steven Huxley is returning to his family s home on the edge of Ryhope Wood, a patch of ancient forest, in Britain For as long as Steven remembers, his father, who recently died, had been so obsessed with the forest that it destroyed their family.Upon returning home, Steven finds that his brother Christian is quickly following in their father s footsteps both figuratively and literally for he has also discovered [...]

  8. What starts as an intriguing concept begins to unravel due to poor pacing and plotting.The premise of this one is really, really high concept and it is thus A family lives near an ancient old growth wood This is a small forest that has existed since medieval times and even back before that The father, a scholar, is obsessed with the wood and often disappears for weeks at a time to plumb its depths Why he is gone for that long is a mystery to his family because, you see, the wood is not very big [...]

  9. Steven Huxley, poco despu s de finalizar la Segunda Guerra Mundial, regresa a Refugio del Roble, en Inglaterra, la finca en la que pas la mayor parte de su vida junto a su hermano Christian, su madre enferma, y su padre, obsesionado con sus investigaciones sobre el cercano Bosque de Ryhope Ahora, tras la muerte de sus padres, se encontrar con un envejecido y desmejorado Christian, aquejado de la misma obsesi n que su padre Tras investigar en los escritos de este, Steven llegar a la conclusi n de [...]

  10. Most forests today and in the recent past are only a few centuries old or less But there still remain a few forests which have been on earth for millennia In these deep dark old places it is rud beings which can only live in the most ancient impenetrable deep woods can yet be occasionally seen It is said the mythological creatures of old deep woods need to be placated and bribed with gifts of blood and flesh if you live near such a forest People also carve magical symbols into the rock and wood [...]

  11. 5 StarsThis will now sit in my all time favorite shelf as it an amazing piece of literary fiction, which just happens to be a fantasy I am not going to summarize the story as much better reviewers than I have already done so, many times before This nearly 30 year old novel that was first published in 1984, by Robert Holdstock, is still relevant today I want to reiterate that this is truly a piece of literature first and a novel of fantasy second It would sit better on the shelves about psycholog [...]

  12. This has been sitting on my TBR pile for longer than I care to admit to and now I have finally got around to reading it its becoming a bit of a tradition my Christmas binge reading.Anyway the book it pretty much follows the plot outlined on the back of the cover Okay so how does that work well the story itself is pretty straight forward, what the real mystery is and really the most intriguing character are the woods themselves Strange things go on here and its hard to talk about them without giv [...]

  13. This is a different story and I enjoyed reading it I liked the Lovecraftian overtones at the start of the novel and I wish they had been sustained throughout the whole story The world and myth building was excellent The only drawback was the lack of empathy I felt for the main characters The love story was in my opinion quite phony I could not relate to Steven falling for this caricature of a woman, and knowing she is just after all a feminine ideal he created just add to the sense of distance I [...]

  14. Rating in the high 3 s, so round upto 4 stars as tis summit different for the most part engaging.Lion, the witch the wardrobe for adults perhaps As it has mythical elements, enchantment aspects of time travel through a wood I think my updates along the way will let you know whats involved how the journey unravels if it s mythical figures through time, touch of paranormal, heroic figures, a damsel one of a Celtic nature though so defo not a fairy princess to be rescued an evil character or two t [...]

  15. Me resulta muy dif cil valorar este libro en caliente me va a ir de f bula poder discutirlo en The Spoiler Club Por un lado me parece un hallazgo y una magn fica utilizaci n de la literatura fant stica para explorar del significado del folclore y la mitolog a para el desarrollo de la cultura humana, y de nuestra psicolog a La idea en la que se cimenta el libro es brillante Es una lectura estimulante, sugerente llena de buenas ideas y, en muchos sentidos, imaginada en estado de gracia Lo fundamen [...]

  16. I wish that I had liked this book After all, the dude in the helmet on the cover is cool It has so many good ideas in it, avenues that I would have been interested in pursuing But I just didn t connect with the characters I don t get it Why do none of these men, father two sons, talk to each other They all know that the woman whom they are fixated on isn t real the author goes to great pains let us know through them that she is made of branches, leaves and soil And yet, they all focus on her an [...]

  17. 5.0 Guiwenneth susurr mi nombre, y yo susurr el suyo El bosque Ryhope es un lugar m gico, un lugar donde los mitos toman forma corp rea y viven Aquellas historias legendarias, susurradas y transmitidas muchas de forma oral, habitan all dentro En su vasta extensi n,el bosque jam s ha sido explorado por el ser humano Nadie sabe exactamente qu hay all dentro Pero el padre de Christian y Steve se interna en l, descubre la existencia de unos seres m ticos y los denomina mitagos mito imago e intenta d [...]

  18. While the concept is awesome, I find myself agreeing with those who think this book is just so so I won t rehash everything in detail, I ll just hit the main objections There s nothing likeable about any of the characters, all of whom remain ciphers from beginning to end Nobody ever bloody talks to each other in the way that normal folks do when confusion exists, which makes the relationships unbelievable The love story isn t even remotely romantic He loves that she smells bad and hangs out in t [...]

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  20. I would classify this book as high concept fantasy Certainly, it is not to everyone s taste I can sympathize with this, as sometimes I feel like I admire this book than enjoy it Holdstock works through a lot of interesting ideas The title Mythago Wood refers to a stand of West Midlands primeval forest that, like the TARDIS, is bigger within than without The forest has an aura that interacts with the mytho creative aspects of people s minds to produce mythagos, which are expressions of mythic ar [...]

  21. Viena no man m pirmaj m nopietnaj m fant zijas gr mat m, tik pat laba k pirmo reizi lasot Mitago me s manas domas piln b nekad neatst ja p c pirm s izlas anas ad un tad piefiks ju, ka dom ju par pa u me u, taj m to o un t pa b m Tas sp c gi iespied s man atmi gan k kaut kas fantastisks gan bied jo s Daudz ko gan neatcer jos, bet tas p rlas anu padar ja tikai interesant ku Viens no lab kajiem un ma isk kajiem fant zijas darbiem ko jebkad esmu las jusi Laikam j eras pie p r j m da m.Bet t s beigas [...]

  22. La forza del mito e dei ricordi Nel panorama fantasy sempre pi difficile trovare un opera originale, o che non vada a riproporre in maniera pedissequa canovacci gi letti decine di volte La foresta dei mitago , primo di una tetralogia di volumi autoconclusivi, scongiura questo pericolo.La concezione del mito, nonch il fascino dello stesso nella sua perpetua rielaborazione durante il tempo, il cardine principale su cui si delinea la foresta di Rhyope, autonoma realt spazio temporale che sfugge all [...]

  23. This book really glued me to my seat I remember reading it one time when I was going to Hong Kong.Going to HK from Shenzhen was an affair You had to cross the border and take buses and trains and stand in line a lot This book was really good, and the suspense is wonderful.If you want a good stand alone fantasy book I recommend it I bought the second book can t remember it s name but I never got around to reading it.Would I read it again I think I would if I had to travel in HK again.

  24. What a very satisfying read this turned out to be Myths, magic and monsters all exist inside Ryhope wood, things that are summoned out of the mind buried legends ingrained in human psyche become terrifyingly real This book grew on me over the first day or 2 of reading and now it s over I wish it weren t.I liked the ending of the story a few questions need answering though which I guess means I ll have to read the next book in the series.

  25. Brilliantly evocative and utterly captivating, this is a wonderful novel of the can t put down variety The central premise is intriguing and entertainingly explored in a style that makes every sentence count, every scene essential No padding or excess verbiage here, just amazing storytelling with deeply psychological themes A treat for the inner recesses of your psyche.

  26. 3.5 stars This is the Island where Dreams come true That s the island I ve been looking for this long time, said one of the sailors I reckoned I d find I was married to Nancy if we landed here And I d find Tom alive again, said another Fools said the man, stamping his foot with rage That is the sort of talk that brought me here, and I d better have been drowned or never born Do you hear what I say This is where dreams dreams, do you understand, come to life, come real Not daydreams dreams There [...]

  27. Steven Huxley returns from the Second World War to his family home at Oak Lodge His father, who throughout his childhood was engaged in an obsessive and mysterious study of nearby Ryhope Wood, has died, and his elder brother, Christian, has taken over their father s life s work The wood has the ability to generate mythagoes living embodiments of ancient myths and though barely six miles in circumference has a seemingly infinite interior Steven comes to learn that his brother fell in love with th [...]

  28. Interesting, weird Definitely a guy story for one thing the romance doesn t work for me at all and, both because the main character is an adult, and because of some mature subject matter, I would say a fantasy for adults, not teens Interesting use of archetype myth I felt slung into the realm of the subconscious, and I m not sure I wanted to be there Finishing the book feels like waking up from a bizarre dream Artistically well done, although I felt way too distant from any of the characters to [...]

  29. This is an acclaimed book The basic premise is the concept of mythagos, which are images from the Jungian collective unconscious, which take corporeal form inside Ryhope Wood Those who go after the mythagos into the wood are permanently affected.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 At the time of reading, I was not much into Joseph Campbell and Jung that came later , so I was confused with many o [...]

  30. there was a lot in this book i really loved my favorite was the part where the forest seems to reach out to subsume the house and the oaks start to sprout up through the floors everything about the forest itself is great and there is a real sense of magic and mystery to the book it really feels like fantasy as opposed to the kind of pseudo medieval historical fiction that often goes by that name also i think this is one of those books that will grow in my mind over time as the ideas and images l [...]

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