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The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison
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Jul 16, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy-literature, romance
Read in July, 2009

An amazing and glorious work of fiction. Never before has a story been better told, though unfortunately the story itself was rather poor. Had Eddison a better plot, I think this book would rival most I've read. Unfortunately I was left wondering why characters acted in certain ways, annoyed when the main action was held off-stage, and wondering where main characters were for stretches of one hundred pages. Luckily, Eddison's prose makes up for any of the holes in the plot, and it's just simply a joy to read him. His mind seems to be of glorious battles, high-minded warriors, and epic landscapes, and his descriptions are like gazing through the eyes of one who has first seen such beauty. To read him is to be in awe. I just wish his story was up to par with his ability to write...
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