Silverlock: Including the Silverlock Companion (Nesfa's Choice, 26)
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Silverlock: Including the Silverlock Companion (Nesfa's Choice, 26)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Book by Myers, John Myers, Grubbs, David G., Fremon, Pam, Lerner, Fred
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by NESFA Press
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Theo Logos
Upon first discovering Silverlock in 1982, I was struck with a sense of amazing wonderment which must have filled the discovers of the New World when they first saw a new land totally unlike any they had seen before. A masterwork of fantasy on par with Tolkien in quality, yet truly unique, being derivative of nothing else, Silverlock is a classic that works on several levels. First, it is a bang-up good adventure yarn, following the misadventures of the title character from his ship wreck in unk...more
I am actually rereading this. I tend not to put anything on Goodreads that I read more than 25 years ago, and I first read Silverlock rather longer ago than that.
It is very much a period piece (the period being late 1940s), and the delights of its hero's ranging over what seems like all of myth and folklore are leavened by an extraordinary sexism. Not that character study is what this is about, but it functions as a genuine case study in how (thank the goddess) attitudes toward women in fiction...more
Thus far, it smoothly weaves together literary worlds and characters, with some scenes playing out like the Godel, Escher, Bach of high literature. Each encounter poses an unspoken riddle that challenges the reader to identify the characters and references from other great works. It is as much a private game as it is an epic journey.

Right now, my rating is four stars. That's one short of perfection, but I have a feeling that by the end of the book, I will want to give it at least one more star t...more
Michael Lin
Meyer's skills are unquestionably excellent. Silverlock's journey from indifference to confidence draws you right in. Grand arch is present, however loosely connected by episodic encounters from history, religion, myth and literature.
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Myers was born and grew up on Long Island, New York. He attended the University of New Mexico briefly, but was expelled for being one of the writers in a rebel newspaper, The Pariah. After extensive travel through Europe and the United States, Myers worked for the New York World and San Antonio Evening News. He was also an advertising copywriter. Myers served a short term in the U.S. Army during W...more
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