Friday, January 26, 2007

The Willow Garden

The Willow Garden (Land of Ten Thousand Willows, Bk 3)

Kathryn Grant

Date: 01 August, 1989   —   used only   —   Book

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Fiction, Fantasy

Read it for a conclusion to the series, but don't expect anything coherent. This whole series feels shallow, as though the author had the surface details right but didn't get into the myths at all; with so much cultural heritage to draw on, there is little reason to invent something out of whole cloth, especially when the end result gives no feel for the peoples of a land, only shallow stereotypes at best.

That makes it sound worse than it is, but I am sure that it will work perfectly well for adventure-minded youths. I am not one of them, and I require more sophistication and depth to my reading. (Keep in mind that I consider Sandman deep and sophisticated.)

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