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Silverlock by John Myers Myers
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Jan 26, 2008

really liked it
Recommended for: readers of fantasy and classic literature

If you haven't discovered this gem for yourself, find a copy with all haste. It's a hilarious romp. Which I think is what Jerry Pournelle said about it, but it bears repeating.

Having just finished re-reading it, I found it just as engaging as the first time around. The language is a bit stilted -- everyone speaks in 40s slang -- and the ending is a bit abrupt, but it's still a great story and a lot of fun. I almost feel like I need to read it with Google handy, though, to catch all the characters that pop up. Off the top of my head, I caught Jane Austen's Emma, Robin Hood, Dr. Pangloss, Mephistopheles, the Mad Hatter, Beowulf, Puck, the Houyhnhnms, Circe, and several others that are slipping my mind. But I'm sure I missed just as many; nearly every character in the book comes from some other work.

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Lindig There's a "Companion" that's of great help.

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