Homenaje a Tolkien. 19 Relatos fantásticos. Volumen 1
El resultado es este libro, donde el aficionado a la fantasía épica se encontrará con páginas inolvidables de Robert Silverberg, Terry Prattchet, Andre Norto ...more
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That's the sound of J. R. R. Tolkien spinning in his grave over the fact that this anthology is said to be in his honor.
None of the stories in this volume are Tolkienesque in the slightest. While one does mention Hobbits and another mentions Halflings and there are Goblins and Elves and a Troll, that's where the similarity ends.
Granted, I've only read The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, but I don't recall Leprechauns and Sugar Plum Fairies. And ...more
Not a winner.I've been reading this on and off, a story here or there, for the last 6 months. Despite the stellar list of authors, many of whom are long-time favourites of mine, it just didn't work for me. None of these stories were particularly fabulous examples of any of the authors work, and the attempts to imitate Tolkien's style fell flat. Tolkien, for good or worse, remains for me eminently friendly and readable, and often deeply humorous, whereas a lot of these stories just plodded.
The ones I used to think were creepy, though, apparently can still give me nightmares.
Reave the Just is not a name invoked lightly. Legends tell of his prowess in dispensing of the wicked of the world. His is a name with power behind ...more
My overall thoughts about the collection is that I had a hard time seeing the red thread in the stories. Apparently the theme was "stories that Tolkien might have enjoyed". But they seemed to be all over the place. Sure, he might have had a really broad taste, but there's nothing to distingu ...more
Halfway through reading After the King I decided that I wanted to review all of the stories individually. However, because I had already read half of them, it would be very difficult for me to review all of the ones I had already read, having either forgotten what happened or forgotten how I felt about them.
Truth be told, this review is going to hard enough doing the book a ...more
Among the best are stories by Patricia McKillip, Charles de Lint, Peter S. Beagle, Andre Norton, Jane Yolen, Emma Bull and Terry Pratchett -- they spin out stories that are poetic and spel ...more
I have read several anthologies edited by Martin Greenberg and I have always been thrilled with them.
This book though left me feeling as though it just did not quite live up to the promise of this list of autho ...more
Having finished reading this anthology, I gave it 4 stars. This was a wonderful collection of stories, some better than others, as is normal for an anthology. See below for the stories, authors and my rating of each.
Reave the Just by Stephen Donaldson -5 stars
Troll Bridge by Terry Pratchett - 4 stars
A Long Night's Vigil at the Temple - Robert Silverberg - 4 stars
The Dragon of Tollin by Elizabth Ann Scarborough - 4 stars
Faith by Poul & Karen Anders ...more
Best quote from the book,
"The stories are just stories - they entertain, they make one lau ...more
Sin embargo, la mayoría son muy buenas y originales aunque llenas de elementos de fantasía. Todas tienen alguna referencia a Tolkien, pero no son tan obvias como lo que mencioné al principio. Las que lo son, lo son en broma.
Troll bridge, de Terry Pratchet, es una de las historias cortas mas graciosas que he leído. Charles de Lint (bless him) me sorprendió con algo que s ...more
I am currently reading Vol. 2 and so far it is an example of everything wrong with writing "after" someone else.
Where Tolkien could weave a beautiful narration at the same time as he explores a theme, Charles de Lint's story is clumsily written, reading like a pamphlet on the eeevils of tec ...more
In this case I have enjoyed quite a lot some of them (the ones from Pratchett, Silverberg, the Andersons, Brunner, de Lint and Tarr), but as a whole they did not touch anything within me. A warning for the Spanish readers: there is not a single tale set in The Middle Earth. These are tales inspired by Tolkien. This inspiration is usually subtl ...more
"Reave the Just" by Stephen R. Donaldson
"Troll Bridge" by Terry Pratchett
The phenomenal "Faith" by Poul and Karen Anderson
"The Fellowship of the Dragon" by Patricia A. McKillip
The excellent "The Conjure Man" by Charles de Lint
"Silver or Gold" by Emma Bull
Some of these stores such as "Faith" by Poul and Karen Anderson and "The Naga" by Peter S. Beagle are gems that shouldn't be missed. While other stories such as "Down The River Road" by Gregory Benford and "Gotterdammerung" by Barry N. Malzberg are a struggle to enjoy. Overall this collection of stories is of average quality and i recommend read ...more
La verdad no me gustó mucho, no era lo que esperaba pero no fue eso lo que causo que el libro no me gustara sino que realmente no le vi mucha relación a algunos de los cuentos, sobre todo los dos últimos se me hicieron enormemente aburridos, el penúltimo sobre todo. Algunos otros me gustaron bastante como "La naga", de Peter S. Beagle, "La casa halfling", de Dennis L. McKiernan, "La comunidad del dragón" de Patricia A. McKillip, El Rey del Invierno", de Jane Yol ...more
I don't know that the ...more
Of the stories in this book, most would not classify as real fantasy for Tolkien. Of the 19 stories in the book, only a few were worth reading:
--"Nine Threads of Gold" by Andre Norton
--"The Conjure Man" by Charles de Lint
--"The Naga" by Peter S. Beagle
Este libro lo pedí prestado porque tenía la edición como otro libro que ya había leído y me había gustado. La edición que me prestaron es de tapa dura y tiene sólo 230 páginas no las cuatrocientos y tantas que le pusieron aquí en goodreads porque es el primer tomo y tiene la letra pequeñísima como si fuera una biblia.
Algunos de los relatos que vienen si me gustaron o se me hicieron interesantes pero otros se me hicieron terriblemente aburridos.
The gems are the stories from Pratchett, Yolen, and Beagle.
My favorite story is, without a doubt, Charles de Lint's The Conjure Man, but there are other great stories such as Reave the Just, A Long Night's Vigil At the Temple and Down the River Road.