Mythago Wood is a fantasy novel by British writer Robert Holdstock, published in the United Kingdom in It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in. Bosque Mitago by Robert Holdstock, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Bosque Mitago by Robert Holdstock at – ISBN – ISBN – Ediciones Gigamesh – – Softcover.

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For as long as Steven remembers, his father, who recently died, had been so obsessed with the forest that it destroyed their family. Stars of Albion What fun it was it read an unpredictable novel. But when he saw his brother Christian, Steven was shocked.

Mythago Wood

This gloomy, compelling stand of forest butts up holdxtock the family home, and had also been the obsession of their father.

Ryhope Wood magically repels outsiders by various means, including disorientation and physical defences such as thick, impenetrable scrubhuge lakes and raging rivers. The writing is clear, lovely, and unpretentious.

Instead, the denizens of the wood exist in a whirling, aggressive, noncommunicative mishmash. In holdsstock immortal words of Kevin Bacon in the movie Tremors What the hell mirago going on? Philip It is the first in a loose series of seven, so can certainly be read standalone. Mythago Wood feels like a gothic fantasy, as if Jung and perhaps one of those Victorian spinsters got together and wove a tale about a small English family, ancient myths and estrangement.


For only pages this book manages to convey an epic story. Perhaps we’ll see them again. This is high level, adult fantasy at it best. I’m going to read Lavondyss, the sequel to Mythago Wood.

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Instead Steven finds a neurotic brother obsessed with Ryhope Woods, a three mile square section of pristine old world forest that xe never been properly explored since the last Ice Age. Jung defined his concept of the archetype as a formula that is the result of “countless experiences of our ancestors”. Y si RH se ha inspirado en sus escritos, me alegro, ambos unos maestros.

Christian in an attempt to explain what IS going on to Steven has him read their father’s diary which is filled with stories holdstoc, observations that barely make sense. Suddenly, it turned into a quest and struggle for survival that was not quite as fascinating as the learning process was, though there were definitely some fun parts.

The Liberation of Imagination 1st ed. Harry’s diary was not the first diary that had impacted Steven’s life. I don’t like that the book is called “fantasy” fiction, since it has none of the horrible cliche crapola that identifies fantasy in my mind.

Ryhope Wood is an example of a boswue universe that overlaps a section of the real world. Supernatural Fiction Writers 2nd ed. That classic piece of literature is a good reference to the feel of this book. I can see myself rereading this book in a few years and gleaning more wonderful insights. Mar 31, Kat Hooper rated it it was amazing Shelves: A family lives near an ancient ‘old-growth’ wood. So, for example, if you strolled through Mythago Wood if you could get in you might encounter Robin Hood, King Arthur, Talos, Freya, or perhaps some more generic version of a popular legendary ideal.


You had to cross the border and take buses hlodstock trains and stand in line a lot. Strange things go on here and its hard to talk about them wit This has been holcstock on my TBR rboert for longer than I care to admit to – and now I have finally got around to reading it – its becoming a bit of a tradition my Christmas binge reading.

It seemed darker, somehow, more alive, and I noticed that the shrill September bird-sound of the forest edge was replaced, here, by a sporadic mournful song. Upon returning home, Steven finds that his brother Christian is quickly following robet their father’s footsteps — both figuratively and literally — for he has also discovered that this is holdxtock ordinary forest!

Stephen soon has his own encounters with the woodland mythagos and an older Christian and eventually, to save both his brother and a mythago girl named Guiwenneth also referred to as Gwyneth or Gwynhe ventures deep into the wood, accompanied by Harry. Feb 13, Richard Derus rated it it was amazing. Published September 1st by Orb Books holdsgock published