In Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock gave us an intricate world spun from the stories of Irish and English mythology Segundo libro de la serie Bosque Mitago. 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.

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Freudian psychology also appears in the narrative when Stephen and Christian encounter the Urscumug, who displays characteristics of their father.

Refresh and try again. Such a one was Steven Huxley’s father, George Huxley. It demands your attention, stretches your imagination, and leaves you wanting…I loved this book and have no doubt that so too would you!!!!!!!!!!!! Eventually we also come to meet Edward Wynne-Jones, the former collaborator of George Huxley who was also tangentially mentioned in the first volume, but no resolution to the stories of Christian and Stephen Huxley is to be found.

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Why he is gone for that long is a mystery to his family because, you see, the wood is not very big. It will stay in my mind forever. What a great read! I found this book to be more grim and it goes further than the first book in alot of things.

Es una lectura estimulante, sugerente llena de buenas ideas y, en muchos sentidos, imaginada en estado de gracia. Dad’s diaries, our main source for understanding what the heck is going on, are a really big drag. This is especially true for this novel as it raises the bar considerably on the complexity and nuance that is only hinted at in Mythago Wood.

Eventually the primitive forest gives way to Lavondyss itself, mifago fascinating and terrible realm where she is forced to confront the mythagos, physical manifestations of the legends of humanity’s collective unconscious. Basically, the entire tale is a journey into the collective unconscious. In addition we soon discover, through noldstock journeys of the brothers, that the forest distorts both time and space, becoming larger as mitaog go inside and taking you further back into mankind’s prehistory.

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Finally, late inSteven reluctantly decided to come back to England. The interior of Ryhope wood is a pre-Christian British setting in which pagan and shamanistic rituals are common, and one scholar notes that death and mortal remains are prominent and disturbing part of these works. Eos,page xxii-xxiii. And there’s no shame in this not being your thing, but if it touches you robrt have moments where you wonder about the ultimate source of every story you’ve ever read, or perhaps more concretely, watch poor Tallis stand on an hilltop and watch the results of a bloody battle so far back in memory that you can’t even see a glimpse of it through the mists and perhaps wonder if we’ve never left the forest at all, and are still struggling to figure a way out.

It was complex and convoluted, and I didn’t even know how complex it was until I got to the end. That classic piece of literature is a good reference to the feel of this book.

View all 27 comments. This is an extremely well written book, very original, and extremely thought provoking. These elements of culture include Morris dancesthe Green Manshamanism, Neolithic tribespeople and pre-Roman Celtic traditions.

In these deep dark old places it is rumored beings which can only live in the most ancient impenetrable deep woods can yet be occasionally seen. It would sit better on the shelves about psychology, philosophy, religion, and history, than it would next to Hobbits, elves, dragons, and sorcerers.

A family lives near an ancient ‘old-growth’ wood. Still, you need to read “Mythago Wood” to get some idea of the setting and what you’re going to holdstocj in for, as that book is far more user friendly.

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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. Hollowings function as wormholes by transporting mythagos and real human beings through space and time within the forest.


It is, I have no doubt, one of the best fantasy novels ever written.

Then, George died inand Christian wrote Steven of a marriage to a Guiwenneth, a beautiful girl. It is revealed in The Hollowinga sequel, that mythagos can be created by conscious thought and are drawn to their creators.

It is rare to find a sequel which measures up to its original; but Lavondyss surpasses it.

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And while author twists the real and the unreal into a nice and flowing tale, sometimes it’s hard to really get into the story, because the myths used in the Uh, this one is tricky.

I accepted the notebook. The Journey of a Lifetime Magician: This novel is filled with beautiful imagery, especially around the creatures and vegetation Holdstock describes. Jul 03, Wanda rated it liked it Shelves: People also carve magical symbols into the rock and wood of ancient forests, hoping to magically confine these spirits of Nature away from the homes of people, but some people seek out these dangerous ghosts of rock, tree, mud and flora.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His love for the nature goddess seems coerced by her magical animal magnetism and not a real relationship, so it was hard to care about them being together. For anyone still even slightly awake, Harry’s sister Tallis goes into the wood to rescue him.