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Alan Garner (1) (1934–)

Autor/a de The Owl Service

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Obres de Alan Garner

The Owl Service (1967) 1,960 exemplars
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (1960) 1,928 exemplars
Elidor (1965) 1,180 exemplars
The Moon of Gomrath (1963) 1,148 exemplars
Red Shift (1973) 839 exemplars
Treacle Walker (2021) 423 exemplars
Thursbitch (2003) 388 exemplars
Boneland (2012) 278 exemplars
The Stone Book Quartet (1983) 265 exemplars
Strandloper (1996) 209 exemplars
Collected Folk Tales (2011) 186 exemplars
A Bag of Moonshine (1986) 143 exemplars
The Voice That Thunders (1997) 105 exemplars
The Stone Book (1978) 90 exemplars
A Book of Goblins (1806) 63 exemplars
Granny Reardun (1955) 59 exemplars
Once Upon A Time (1993) 57 exemplars
The Aimer Gate (1978) 55 exemplars
Tom Fobble's Day (1977) 55 exemplars
The Lad of the Gad (1837) 45 exemplars
The Alan Garner Omnibus (1994) 42 exemplars
Alan Garner’s Fairytales of Gold {complete} (1980) — Autor — 28 exemplars
Jack and the Beanstalk (1992) 24 exemplars
The Well of the Wind (1998) 22 exemplars
A Cavalcade of Goblins (1969) 21 exemplars
The Golden Brothers (1979) 4 exemplars
Alan Garner Box Set (1974) 3 exemplars
The Breadhorse (1975) 2 exemplars
The Old Man of Mow (1967) 2 exemplars
The Girl of the Golden Gate (1980) 2 exemplars
Feel Free {story} 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Basilisk (1980) — Col·laborador — 137 exemplars
The Kingfisher Treasury of Witch and Wizard Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
Over the Rainbow Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1983) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Explorations of the Marvellous (1976) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
Is Anyone There? (1978) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Magician's Circle: More Spellbinding Stories of Wizards & Wizardry (2003) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
FILMING THE OWL SERVICE (1970) — Introducció — 3 exemplars
Tales of Witches, Ghosts and Goblins — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


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149.5 Backlisted Special: Treacle Walker by Alan Garner a Backlisted Book Club (març 2022)


It is possible that my English just isn't good enough to understand this book. It seems like a phantastic story about a child's imagination between comic heroes and traditional tales. Short sentences, simple statements, children's language and apparent words of wisdom. I liked the sound of some of the short chapters, the wondrous atmosphere of the scenes described, but I'm afraid I just didn't get it. Very strange indeed. Too strange for me.
Bassgesang | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Mar 11, 2024 |
‘What’s happening? What the heck’s up?’

That question voiced early on by the book’s protagonist, Joseph Coppock, understandably is also the question of many a reader of the book. I’d never read Alan Garner before and apparently it follows on to a great extent from his earlier work, but it also reminded me of a novel I read earlier this year by J. Robert Lennon, [b:Subdivision|53317439|Subdivision|J. Robert Lennon||81650704], in that it seems to take place in a sort of bardo realm influenced by our conception of quantum mechanics, and in which the protagonist has to overcome challenges that draw on mythological concepts as they gradually come to an understanding and acceptance of the current state of their personhood. Only this one uses much more archaic northern English dialect and the tone is closer to twee than malevolent.

I enjoyed the writing and the dialect and the words I had to look up, and am glad to have been introduced to Garner; it has made me interested in reading his other, presumably meatier novels. This one was just too short and not filled out enough for what it was trying to do for my preference, but it was a fairly frolicsome trip.
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lelandleslie | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |
The first half of the book is full of delightful details as it interweaves local legends and geography of Alderly Edge (a real place in England), high-fantasy elements like wizards, goblins, and dwarfs, and allusions to ancient Norse and Celtic mythology. The Earldelving chapter was a brilliantly intense and horrifying piece of descriptive writing that had me literally gasping for breath by the end.

Unfortunately, the story really drags in the latter half of the book as the protagonists undertake a slow and tedious crawl across a few miles of English countryside while trying to remain hidden. Finally they reach their destination and the intensity suddenly shoots up to 11 for a few pages in an all-out battle with the forces of evil and then wham, book over.

Still, flawed though it was, I enjoyed reading it.
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gcthomas | Hi ha 47 ressenyes més | Feb 18, 2024 |
Joe looked again. The pony. The tree. The heat. He lifted the latch. A wind threw the door onto him, shoving him against the stack. And night spilled in. Snow stung his face. He forced the door against the wind and the latch clanged shut. He clung to the chimney post. But night was in the room, a sheet of darkness, flapping from wall to wall.

It mentions early on that Treacle Walker is a psychopomp, so the absence of Joe's parents from the story isn't as odd as it would otherwise be. The non-linear story takes concentration to follow, but it repays it in spades if you are interested in folklore and mythology.… (més)
isabelx | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |



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