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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).

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seawasp
Jun. 14th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I tried reading this after hearing good things about it and found it so dull that I stopped reading after a couple chapters.
alexmc
Jun. 15th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
In case had the same sort of childhood as me he also wrote the novella packaged with the game "Elite".
leedy
Jun. 15th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
I read it yonks ago and absolutely loved it. The sequel is a bit disappointing, btw, just in case you're tempted.
unwholesome_fen
Jun. 15th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
It's worth reading the various sequels, by the way - though the ideas in the first are probably fresher, the quality of the writing actually improves later on, so they are much more readable.
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