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The Forest of Hours by Kerstin Ekman
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Feb 25, 2008

really liked it

Kind of like "Pilgrim" in that this book follows the main character through decades of life in the northern lands of Europe. Historical research must be a favourite past-time of Kerstin, because the detail is amazing. The main character is weird, enlightening, debased, motivated, cruel, loving, intelligent and, above all, chilling. It is a HUGE philosophical pondering on living culture and ancestral imagination and mythology. Crazy shit. If you can get past the "fantasy" aspects of the story, its a rewarding look at philosophy, space/time, and subjective human experience.
That's me, trying to intellectualise an entertaining read.
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