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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2006

    A brilliant book for those who like to read.

    Someone should tell the critic that 'critic' is a noun, not a commandment - in other words, it is not necessary to find fault with every book one reads. I read Weirdstone and Gomrath when I was a child. Now as an adult, I own five of Garner's novels and read them to my children - thoroughly modern kids, yet they also love these books. True, the action is not constantly in the reader's face, and perhaps that throws off those who expect nonstop hack-and-slash. More discerning readers will recognize that tension is being built, so that when the action does burst forth, it is actually relevant to both the story and the reader. I recommend these books to any parent or child who values the gift of imagination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2002

    Vivid and exciting

    I read the Alan Garner books when I was a kid, and I have been waiting for my kids to be old enough to enjoy them. I am re-ordering them for my kids, and can't wait to start reading them again! The descriptions are vivid, the plot exciting, characters are multi-dimensional. I am afraid I disagree with the critic: I think kids from the '2000's' will love them as much as we older folks did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2001

    No Dragons; Smart Kids; Not Dated as to Style; Great Read

    This was a delight to read. Enjoyed it thoroughly. My copy was published in 1960; so, I doubt Ms Silverman was right about her date, as well as other matters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2000

    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

    I think this book is good for young and old readers. It is well structured and has a 'must read more' storyline

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2000

    A Lasting work of Children's Fantasy

    Garner spins a marvelous tale. I have read this book at least 15 times and am now reading it to my 5 year old daughter. The syntax and the rich vocabulary are a bit much for her but she is enjoying it none-the-less. This is a superb story of two 'modern era' children who are pulled into the secret workings of a hidden fantasy world. It is neither slow nor particularly dated, although some of the British specific vocabulary might confuse younger readers. You will NOT be disappointed. In fact, with the exception of Garner's 'Red Shift' (which is 'odd' to say the least), ANY Garner book is a damned good tale, for young (and young at heart) adults. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2000

    Amazing Alan

    Don't even listen to the other person!! This is a FANTASTIC book and should be read by EVERYONE!!!!!!! I should know. Alan Garner is an amazing author and you should read any books by him. He is WONDERFUL!!

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