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  1. Extollager

    Alan Garner's Literary Fiction and Nonfiction

    By that heading, I mean that this thread is for the discussion of the following works, plus any appropriate works that Garner might publish in the future: The Stone Book Quartet: The Stone Book, Granny Reardun, The Aimer Gate, Tom Fobble's Day Strandloper Thursbitch Boneland The Voice That...
  2. Anthony G Williams

    The Stone Book Quartet, by Alan Garner

    I am slowly working my way through Alan Garner's work, this time focusing on a set of four separate but linked stories (total page count 170). These are closely observed snapshots of episodes in time, set (like so much of his writing) in the real Cheshire countryside in which the author has...
  3. Anthony G Williams

    The Owl Service by Alan Garner

    Alan Garner has been a unique voice in British fantasy since his first novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, was published in 1960, followed by a direct sequel, The Moon of Gomrath in 1963, Elidor two years later and The Owl Service two years after that. Only one novel appeared in the 1970s (Red...
  4. SevenStars

    Alan Garner

    I hope this is suitable to post here, my apologies if it is not. Did anyone read Alan Garner as a child or even later in life? I remember being given a copy of his debut novel The Weirdstone of Brisingamen when I was 7 and being completely entranced by the story - I still have the much worn...
  5. Anthony G Williams

    Red Shift by Alan Garner

    Alan Garner is best known for writing children's fantasies like The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, previously reviewed on this blog. However, he went on to write more challenging novels, still usually classified as for "young adults" but with plenty in them to keep adults absorbed. Red Shift is...
  6. Anthony G Williams

    The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner

    I have just finished reading The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner, the sequel to The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, the 1960s children's fantasy which I reviewed in my blog on 16 July. It takes up where the earlier book ended and tells of the further magical adventures of the two children in...
  7. Anthony G Williams

    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner.

    (A review from my blog) This was first published in 1960 and, while it is a children's book, it is well-enough written to grip adults too. The story is set in contemporary Cheshire and features many geographical locations around Alderley Edge and Macclesfield (the author still lives in the...
  8. Rane Longfox

    Alan Garner

    Who has read any books by this guy? Pretty much the first thing I ever read. Rather disturbing at times, but still an enduring favorite...
  9. Tsujigiri

    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen - Alan Garner

    I have just come across my copy of the Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner. I absolutely loved this book as a child and it's sequel 'the Moon of Gomrath'. Steeped in Celtic, Norse and Atrhurian legends and mythologies it takes the reader into a modernday adventure where powerful figures...
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