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Alan Garner (1) (1934–)

Autor(a) de The Owl Service

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Obras por Alan Garner

The Owl Service (1967) 1,934 exemplares
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (1960) 1,915 exemplares
Elidor (1965) 1,165 exemplares
The Moon of Gomrath (1963) 1,135 exemplares
Red Shift (1973) 834 exemplares
Treacle Walker (2021) 399 exemplares
Thursbitch (2003) 383 exemplares
Boneland (2012) 273 exemplares
The Stone Book Quartet (1983) 260 exemplares
Strandloper (1996) 207 exemplares
Collected Folk Tales (2011) 176 exemplares
A Bag of Moonshine (1986) 143 exemplares
The Voice That Thunders (1997) 105 exemplares
The Stone Book (1978) 89 exemplares
Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir (2018) 69 exemplares
A Book of Goblins (1806) 63 exemplares
Granny Reardun (1955) 58 exemplares
Once Upon A Time (1993) 56 exemplares
The Aimer Gate (1978) 54 exemplares
Tom Fobble's Day (1977) 53 exemplares
The Lad of the Gad (1837) 45 exemplares
The Alan Garner Omnibus (1994) 42 exemplares
Alan Garner’s Fairytales of Gold {complete} (1980) — Autor — 27 exemplares
Jack and the Beanstalk (1992) 23 exemplares
The Well of the Wind (1998) 21 exemplares
A Cavalcade of Goblins (1969) 21 exemplares
The Golden Brothers (1979) 4 exemplares
Alan Garner Box Set (1974) 3 exemplares
The Girl of the Golden Gate (1980) 3 exemplares
The Breadhorse (1975) 2 exemplares
The Old Man of Mow (1967) 2 exemplares
Feel Free {story} 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Basilisk (1980) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Kingfisher Treasury of Witch and Wizard Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Over the Rainbow Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1983) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Explorations of the Marvellous (1976) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Is Anyone There? (1978) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
FILMING THE OWL SERVICE (1970) — Introdução — 3 exemplares
Tales of Witches, Ghosts and Goblins — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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149.5 Backlisted Special: Treacle Walker by Alan Garner em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)


‘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|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1589268128l/53317439._SX50_.jpg|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 | 21 outras críticas | 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 | 47 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
isabelx | 21 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
A complete bore. Taking the children living away from home stumble upon adventure trope of early 20th cent fantasies and grafting on Tolkien trek/quest fell very very flat. With out the rather long uninteresting paths of perils, not much happens and none of that is character development.
quondame | 47 outras críticas | Dec 27, 2023 |



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