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Elidor by Alan Garner
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Apr 14, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: ya
Read from April 13 to 15, 2011

Dark and haunting and strange. And not necessarily in a good way. This is a children's book in character and reading level, but give this to a kid and you may turn them off fantasy forever. Which is too bad, because I loved Weirdstone of Brisingamen (apart from the cheesy Star Wars knock-off cover on my edition) and The Owl Service. But this one...well, "disappointed" doesn't half cover it. Add in "thin" and "odd" and "very depressing indeed" and you might approach it.

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Noodles I totally agree. Bought this as a kid, because my English teacher read Weirdstone out loud to us, and I liked it. Never bought another Alan Garner after this one! Might have to try those other two, give him another chance. Maybe.

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