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Posted September 17, 2001
a joy to read
This book is an excellent example of the high quality fantasy coming from England in the victorian and post victorian period. Farmer Giles will give you a good idea of the tradtion that Harry Potter draws from, although this book is likely a farce for older readers more familiar with englishisms and rare or obscure vocabulary. The balance of the story is in standard fairy tale three part form, which does not detract from it whatsoever and enhances the charm of the story. As such the story is a better example of older, formalized types of story telling, than an example of modern, sword and sorcery fantasy. My favorite character is Garm, the talking dog.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 29, 2008
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