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Elidor by Alan Garner
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Apr 28, 12

bookshelves: 1960s-1970s, british, childrens, fantasy
Read from April 26 to 28, 2012

Roland, one of four bored siblings exploring Manchester, watches his sister and brothers disappear one by one into a ruined church. Following them, he finds himself thrust into the ruined world of Elidor, frantically trying to find either siblings, or anyone, anything, not colourless and broken.

This is a short novel set primarily in our world. There are some purely creepy moments, and occasionally powerful use of language, but on the whole this isn't one of Garner's stronger novels. Remarkably abrupt ending.

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04/27/2012 "Rule number 1: If you accidentally kick your football into the creepy abandoned church, DON'T GO AFTER IT ONE BY ONE!"
04/27/2012 ""Darkness needs no shape. It uses. It possesses. This Mound and its stones are from an age long past, yet they were built for blood, and were supple to evil.""

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