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The Worm Ouroboros (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2006

    A great work of literature

    A few days ago I picked up this new edition of 'The Worm Ouroboros' at the local Barnes & Noble. I had read the novel three times before, having first read it about thirty years ago. I began just by reading the introduction, but soon I was rereading the book itself--and I am enjoying it immensely, even more than I have enjoyed it before. Eddison's style is amazingly rich and powerful. Overall, the novel is the quintessence of High Romanticism, with larger-than-life characters, a world-sweeping plot, and (again) language that recalls Shakespeare's and Marlowe's windy periods. There are a host of magnificent scenes: for example, the chapter concerning the three armies chasing one another in a charmed circle through the wastes of Impland the siege of Eshgrar Ogo the ascent of Koshtra Pivrarcha. But every passage has delightful, sinewy turns of language. This is one of the great works of the twentieth century, and it's unfortunate that it is not better known. I congratulate Barnes & Noble for republishing it in this handsome edition.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Great

    Amazing i love it its the greatest book ive ever read in my life i love the suspence in it great book READ IT NOW

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    Recommended for all Tolkien fans

    I was taken by the archaic language, which can be understood from context. Great words I had never seen before. The author was a scholar of the Norse sagas and myths and early language. Descriptions of landscape and battles are exceptional. Not much character development, but you will recognize parallels to various Norse gods.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    Adastra

    One+of+my+favorites%2C+but+one+that+demands+fluency+in+English.++%0AThis+book+features+the+rich+prose+style+of+Renaissence+England.++Think+of+Shakespeare+and+such.+But+the+magnificence+of++the+story+makes+it+worth+reading.++Great+heroic+fantasy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2000

    Yeah...

    Freakin' sweet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2000

    A gripping, fantastic tale

    This story represents the best of fantasy -- a gripping tale of heroic struggles against fantastic adversity in an imaginary world. Great writing, compelling characterization, and a twist that will change the way you think about fantasy....

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