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Silverlock von John Myers Myers
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Silverlock (Original 1949; 1984. Auflage)

von John Myers Myers

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Join an unlikely hero as he watches Moby-Dick sink the Pequod, dodges cannibals on Robinson Crusoe's island, raises a glass with Beowulf, and literally goes to Hell and back. This rollicking adventure begins with a shipwreck on an island where notable characters of literature, history, and folklore coexist -- Hamlet and Oedipus, Don Quixote and Doctor Faustus, Becky Sharp and Daniel Boone. From carousing with Robin Hood to crossing swords with the Green Knight and stealing a ride on Huck Finn's raft, our traveler, A. Clarence Shandon, undertakes a whirlwind tour of the classics. And just as the truths of great stories ennoble those who take them to heart, a selfish and cynical drifter is transformed into the gallant knight known as Silverlock. "Here in your hand is the stuff of wonder," declared science-fiction author Poul Anderson, adding, "There are few such glorious romps in all the world's literature, and surely none that surpass this one." Unjustly overlooked for decades, this book lover's book has developed a devoted cult following and richly deserves a wider audience. Whether or not you recognize its scores of literary allusions, you'll savor its wealth of battles, quests, romances, songs, and laughter.… (mehr)
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Titel:Silverlock
Autoren:John Myers Myers
Info:Ace (1984), Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
Sammlungen:Imported
Bewertung:****
Tags:best-books-candidate

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Die Insel Literaria. Fantasy. von John Myers Myers (1949)

Kürzlich hinzugefügt voncaveatdumptruck, Bernarrd, Mseloria, Byron47141, ejmw, goobertellii
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Outrageous fantasy in which the protagonist nearly gets killed about a hundred times in about a hundred different scrapes, assisted or antagonized by every hero or every villain of every fantastic yarn that ever blew your mind or knocked you out of your chair or set your house on fire or killed your dog and ate your cat. Pack a sword or a bazooka with you whenever you have to get up to eat or use the john. You never know who or what is going to jump you when you leave the safety of your favorite chair. Duck! you sucker! You're going to like this book. You might even read it twice or maybe seven times! Everybody else does. NOBODY doesn't read Silverlock! ( )
  NathanielPoe | Mar 3, 2019 |
One for my Year of Nostalgic Rereads, I've not read this since 1981 when I first came across it, and it is so much better to read in the age of the internet. I didn't get most of the references the first time (and still didn't get some even with the aid of other peoples' work), but I've got a few more years behind me and a broader reading experience. I enjoyed the first 300 pages well enough and then hit a wall, which stalled me for almost two months. I finally powered through this past weekend and finished tonight. It's still a great read but I can't give it five stars when I wasn't enthralled the who way through.

Myers wove a wonderful tale, and must have been very well read to do so. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
A charming fantasy novel where every character is weirdly familiar and yet when they get mixed up together they become more human - and the story more strange. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
For me this book is like the literary version of the song "American Pie" by Don Maclean.

It is a fantastic book, I read this the first time in high school and it has stuck with me ever since. I just bought the re-release of the book and look forward to re-reading it. My recollection was that it was a modern version of something Mark Twain would have writte. ( )
  inasrullah64 | Sep 26, 2014 |
The point of this book isn't the story, which is a "Pilgrim's Progress" narrative, tracing Silverlock's spiritual and emotional development as he moves through the fantasy Commonwealth. That's an approach that has been done before and will be done many times again I'm sure, although I have to confess that Myers' approach appeals to me. Still, the delight in this book is in the numerous references to myth and literature. Some are obvious, as when Silverlock finds himself captured as a "yahoo." Many more are very obscure and I won't spoil the fun for the interested reader. If you are well and widely read, you will enjoy it. If not, the story is not likely to engage you. ( )
  turtlesleap | Dec 8, 2012 |
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AutorennameRolleArt des AutorsWerk?Status
John Myers MyersHauptautoralle Ausgabenberechnet
Lerner, FredHerausgeberHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Niven, LarryVorwortCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Anderson, PoulEinführungCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Craig, danUmschlagillustrationCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt

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Join an unlikely hero as he watches Moby-Dick sink the Pequod, dodges cannibals on Robinson Crusoe's island, raises a glass with Beowulf, and literally goes to Hell and back. This rollicking adventure begins with a shipwreck on an island where notable characters of literature, history, and folklore coexist -- Hamlet and Oedipus, Don Quixote and Doctor Faustus, Becky Sharp and Daniel Boone. From carousing with Robin Hood to crossing swords with the Green Knight and stealing a ride on Huck Finn's raft, our traveler, A. Clarence Shandon, undertakes a whirlwind tour of the classics. And just as the truths of great stories ennoble those who take them to heart, a selfish and cynical drifter is transformed into the gallant knight known as Silverlock. "Here in your hand is the stuff of wonder," declared science-fiction author Poul Anderson, adding, "There are few such glorious romps in all the world's literature, and surely none that surpass this one." Unjustly overlooked for decades, this book lover's book has developed a devoted cult following and richly deserves a wider audience. Whether or not you recognize its scores of literary allusions, you'll savor its wealth of battles, quests, romances, songs, and laughter.

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