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Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
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Jul 23, 2011

did not like it

c1984. Well! How ghoulish am I. I decided to give this one a go because of some rave reviews on some book blogging sites together with a news update of the author's death. This book made me feel very inadequate....I simply didn't get the "bigger picture". I did enjoy the style of writing - especially at the beginning - but I just was unable to connect the dots. I knew I was in trouble when I opened the book and read the preface by Brian Aldiss - "phylogeny presides over ontogeny" ? What the heck is that all about . I am sure all the "genyists" will immediately know what is being inferred - and yes - I can use a dictionary. Didn't like the characters much and really couldn't see the trees for the wood (what a pun..) Would not recommend to anyone.
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