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Duncton Stone (The Book of Silence #3)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  358 ratings  ·  5 reviews

William Horwood's classic second Duncton trilogy now finds its triumphant and rousing completion.

But before scribemole Privet and the Stone followers she inspires can discover the truth of the lost and last Book of Silence, they must dare to give up everything they have, and more...

... yet even then it may be that Privet

Paperback, 874 pages
Published 1993 by HarperCollins
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Stephen Hayes
Apr 18, 2012 Stephen Hayes rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nobody
Shelves: fantasy, our-books
Gross and obscene. Privet and her companions return to Duncton Wood to find the seventh Book of Silence, and Quail, leader of the newborn moles, is also on his way there. More "religious" and less mole-like than any of the preceding books - Horwood has obviously run out of ideas, and seems to be trying to send a messages to his publishers, "I am sick of writing books about moles, and I am writing this one to make my readers sick of reading books about moles, so please don't ask me to write any m ...more
Stephanie Holt
Patience and determination along with my unwillingness to leave this series unread have paid off. I take a lot away from this book, about writing, about life, about relationships. The many sections regarding war strategy were mostly boring for me, and in all honestly, I skimmed over some of those parts. Not enough to take away from the whole of the story though. That being said, I must share my opinion: this book was too long, much like the other two in the series. Some sections were just comple ...more
So here we are - the last of six books chronicling the turbulent lives of moles that live by the Stone and strive to seek Silence. I can't say it's been the most gripping journey, particularly the three books that comprise the 'Book of Silence' but I am pleased to report that this third book at least improves a little on the second, which was the worst kind of religious diatribe to be committed to paper.

In this book, Privet is still in a state of Silence after the supposed death of both Rooster,
Pedro Benoliel
One of the most boring books I've ever read. I often found myself wondering why I was wasting three weeks slogging through a book I fully intended to leave unfinished 1/7th of the way in, instead of using that time to read two or three other books. I guess it proves I am OCD about finishing books, no matter how excruciatingly boring they are. And this one, aside from a 200-or-so-page stretch in the middle, definitely is.

Nice obvious religious allegory, as well. Yuck.
A quest tale with a good dose of philosphy thrown in. Fitting conclusion to the series.
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