Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

June Books 15) Mythago Wood, by Robert Holdstock

I think the only other Holdstock novel I had read was the rather odd one about Newgrange spirals turning up on another planet, probably thirty years ago. This is an intense exploration of inner space via an English countryside wedded to past historical periods, and the narrator's own family history of venturing into, and being transformed by, this particular unknown. I felt reading it that I have read both Aldiss and Priest trying to do something similar but not succeeding as well. Having finished it at the start of a long plane flight, I think I'll find it haunting my dreams (when I finally get to bed).
Tags: bookblog 2011, sf: bsfa award

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