Thursday, January 5, 2017

Talk about unexpected

So my Dad and I are talking about books when, out of nowhere, he tells me that there is this classic epic Fantasy that predates Tolkien which he has not read and has been withholding from me for years!! AURGHH!!!
This edition was, of course, published
after The Lord of the Rings
Welcome to my reading list, The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison.

(As to why he did not tell me about this as well as why I had not previously discovered it, Dad said that he withheld it because he did not wish to encourage my usage of archaic language in my writing; forgivable, as this book appears to use such language even more than Tolkien. As to my not finding it, the book was written in 1922 and is out of print, hence easy to miss; even if otherwise, my sight in regards to finding Fantasies is not quite so all encompassing as many would credit it.)

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