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The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Put down 'Harry Potter' and pick up 'Prydain'!

An assistant pig-keeper? Where is the adventure in that? This may be a question running through your head as you read the summary on the back of 'The Book of Three,' but you'd be surprised to learn that the assistant pig-keeper himself agrees with you and doesn't stay s...
An assistant pig-keeper? Where is the adventure in that? This may be a question running through your head as you read the summary on the back of 'The Book of Three,' but you'd be surprised to learn that the assistant pig-keeper himself agrees with you and doesn't stay so for long. Taran, a truly unique youth, has the heart of 20 grown men and the height of half of one, but that matters little when this pig-keeper sets out on the adventure of a life time. Funny, heart warming, and original, this book would make ANY 'Harry Potter' fan put down 'Half-Blood Prince' and pick up 'The Chronicles of Prydain' series.

posted by Anonymous on June 6, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Is this a short story?

I find it hard to believe that this book is the great novel that everyone makes it out to be. I read it in one sitting, and could only think to myself when I was finished that a majority of this book was missing... There is almost little to no detail about anything, and...
I find it hard to believe that this book is the great novel that everyone makes it out to be. I read it in one sitting, and could only think to myself when I was finished that a majority of this book was missing... There is almost little to no detail about anything, and if there is it seems totally irrelevant to the story. Lots of people compare this series of books to Narnia or LOTR, but I really can't see the connection. I guess I expected more from what most of the reviews out there said about this. Maybe if I read the other four books it will actually feel like a whole story?

posted by danBOOKe on December 23, 2010

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    Posted January 8, 2013

    Not loving it

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Hmf.

    Can't figure it out it id akward.

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  • Posted December 9, 2009

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    decided to read this book mostly because I was seeking a nostalgic read. Even though I never read this book before, I had seen the moive based on it (albeit losely), and it just seemed the kind of thing I would read when I was younger.

    The writing was simple and the plot fast-paced. I kept in mind that the book was designed for a juvenile audience, but that didn't keep me from noticing the flat characters. There was little or no characterization or development. But, this was a fantasy, and it did that part well, providing some new creative elements to the genre. Well, at least it was new forty years ago. I also appreciated the humor laced in that would have me chuckling. An enjoyable fantasy, and I just wish I had read it when I was younger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    uh...

    I had to read this for school. I thought it started out bad, but then it picks up. I didn't like this book very much because it had a repetitive use of words. That was disappointing. I guess, overall, it was good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2001

    The Book Of Three

    I think this book was OK. It's just the fact that some places, it is confusing. You must pay very close attention in order to catch the most important events. I liked Taran, he really told you what a true hero is.

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