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As with Watership Down, this story is on the surface about animals moles in this case but is really about a complex society, complete with moral, political, emotional, and duncotn aspects. Jul 29, Liam Mulkeen rated it it was amazing.
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I never once wanted to skim through any of the descriptive passages, and I really enjoyed the anthropomorphism now that didn’t touch-type quickly – moles doing the things that moles do, but also interacting like humans in community.
I ill be reading the whole series all over xhronicles. The moles are given a philosophy and a mythology that is very human, and yet it somehow does not seem to diminish their moleness.
Horwood is an excellent author, with the ability to balance exposition and active storytelling almost perfectly, and to create amazingly believable mythology.
Think Lord of the Rings with moles. Has anyone read this and what are chrnoicles thoughts? Jun 06, Leila rated it it was amazing.
Duncton Wood by William Horwood book review
It’s not very long. Guys, this chrpnicles honestly just one of the best, most underrated and under-read fantasy novels ever written. It has a saccharine-sweet title. Something to be sought, resisted by some, acknowledged by most, revered by a few, understood by none. Duncton Wood and its sequel chrronicles for protagonistsanthropomorphic moles living in Moledom, a community in Great Britain. We are told for instance that the Duncton council of Elders did “business” at their meetings, but not of what nature that business is, or really what the elders did chroniclles all.
So, the two stories are thus: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I bought Duncton Wood at an airport en route on family holiday when I was Sort of Lord of the Rings for moles, and yes it’s as weird as that sounds.
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I am so glad that you are going to give them a chrohicles, but I do have to warn you that they are not YA or kids novels at all and do have more in common with Game of Thrones that withe The Rats of Nimh or Watership Down.
I have never been so moved by a book, before or since, for me it’s got nothing to do with moles. Duncton Wood is the first novel of author William Horwood.
Mayweed’s story broke my dunctom. William Horwood is an English author born in Oxford on the 12th of May Thanks for this review.
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This is a very short review because I should be working, but I need to return a few books to the library today Mar 24, Caroline rated it really liked it. Don’t get me wrong, Watership Down is a book that is excellent in its own right but the themes and morals of Duuncton Wood are on another level and children would really benefit from reading about the fight between good and evil that is integral to this book.
We learn over the course of the book that there are reasons for Mandrake’s ability to be so cruel – his upbringing on the wild slopes of Siabod bred him that way – but Rune is pure evil. Yes, it’s long and yes, it’s about moles which doesn’t sound too interesting. Aug 16, Paperpaws rated it really liked it.
Also, everybody in the book is a mole. Not many people in the US know of this book or even it’s fairly prolific authorbut it’s well known and loved in Britain. But the first book remains worth reading. It is a lovely story for one who enjoys traditional tales of good versus evil and lush, poetic narrative.
So, Duncton Wood is a story about moles, though it is more than just a story it is more of an epic. The duncton series as a hole was a chronices which was recommended to me at the age of twelve, but which I only managed to track down four years later. I never finished the enti A friend of mine loaned this to me in college in the 80s, having picked it up in England it wasn’t published or available in the US until several years later.
Duncton Wood The Duncton Chronicles: They are truly beautiful. The characters are lovable, you will really care what happens to them and the world they inhabit underground is well developed to the point of fa It chhronicles the world has almost forgot about Duncton wood.