Mythago Wood

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Macmillan, Sep 1, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
148 Reviews
Myth and Terror in the Forest Deeps

The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley's entire long life. Now, after his death, his sons have taken up his work. But what they discover is numinous and perilous beyond all expectation.

For the Wood, larger inside than out, is a labyrinth full of myths come to life, "mythagos" that can change you forever. A labyrinth where love and beauty haunt your dreams. . .and may drive you insane.

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Excellent storytelling. - Goodreads
The prose was stilted and the characters flat. - Goodreads
The writing is good. - Goodreads
It just seems like such a cop-out from the writer. - Goodreads
The love story isn't even remotely romantic. - Goodreads
When it is focused on plot, I think it's great. - Goodreads

Review: Mythago Wood (Mythago Wood #1)

User Review  - Ran Prieur - Goodreads

The ideas in this book are brilliant. England's last bit of ancient forest is only a few miles across on the outside, but on the inside, if you know just how to navigate it, it's the size of a small ... Read full review

Review: Mythago Wood (Mythago Wood #1)

User Review  - Jason gordon - Goodreads

I've started and restarted this review, then started again and restarted again too many times to count. I'm probably a bit disoriented, quite like the protagonist from Mythago Wood, Stephen Huxley. It ... Read full review

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Robert Holdstock's novels include Mythago Wood, which won the World Fantasy Award; Lavondyss; and Gate of Ivory. He lives in London.

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