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Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock
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May 09, 2011

liked it

I think I had too much oestrogen in my body to like this book. It read like Lord Dunsany but without the magic, it was look I'm creating a world and it will be magnificent and have flying boats and sword fights and magic and stuff
but it felt like the log from someone's D&D campaign. Elric was a terrible Gary Stu, I didn't associate with any of the characters and I found the story itself boring. I didn't like the prose or the narrative voice. In fact I found myself hoping that Melnibone might just up and fall into the sea, just in case.
I can appreciate the worth of this book, but whilst I was reading it my internal editor was shrieking it's just like Vampire Hunter D (it is) and I liked those better.
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