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Old 23rd May 2017, 10:54   #11
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Just passing through to let you know I have started reading The Weirdstone of Brisingamen to my #1 spawning. I'm loving it, he's ambivalent. Colin and Susan have just been chased by the Svarts for the first time. Great stuff. And I get to do accents.
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Old 25th May 2017, 21:54   #12
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Glad you're enjoying it, lurgee. And after that, you still have "The Moon of Gomrath" in that series. The most recent Garner - "Boneland" - is a finale to the story of Colin and Susan but a book for adults.
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My soon-to-be-disowned brat hummed and hawed his way through my reading of Weirdstone. I'm trying to persuade him he really wants me to read Gomrath to him. I remember it being a bit more actiony than Weirdstone.

Bought Boneland the other day. Certainly ... different.
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I felt incredibly dim reading Boneland, though I did enjoy it. I was aware I needed probably to re-read the earlier books but I hadn't quite grasped the whole mythos type thing Garner was exploring. I really did like adult Colin as a character though. You need your brain dial turned up to maximum to pick your way through what is going on at a cosmic level.
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Did he feel that Red Shift might have been a bit too accessible, or something?
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