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    E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Hope Mirrlees Hope Mirrlees Ö 5 Free download 30 odd years before Tolkein published “The Lord of the Rings” a British woman named Hope Mirrlees wrote a fantasy called “Lud in the Mist” Neil Gaiman wrote an introduction to the edition I read and I can see that

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    Hope Mirrlees Ö 5 Free download review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Hope Mirrlees E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) I read this mostly because I loved the title and that the residents of Lud must be Luddites I also observed that Neil Gaiman a favourite of mine recommended it very highly Written in 1926 Lud in the Mist is old fashioned an

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    characters Lud-in-the-Mist E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Hope Mirrlees Neil Gaiman raved about this book so I read it I wish I could have read it without knowing anything about it but I still liked it It was written in the 1920's before fantasy tropes were so set in stone so it goes

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    E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) Neil Gaiman calls this a little golden miracle of a book and I can see whyThe writing is beautiful the themes thought provoking and the book as a whole is just so engrossing and satisfying It has that old fashioned classical uality to it but never feels stuffy besides the two chapters of info dumping in the be

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    characters Lud-in-the-Mist Hope Mirrlees Ö 5 Free download E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) Neil Gaiman made me do it Er for those who don't know Neil Gaiman touted Lud in the mist as one of the best yet most overlooked Fantasy novels of the twentieth century and in my humble opinion he slightly just slightly oversold it Sure it's a beautifully written book and Fantasy notwithstanding surprisingly timeless actually it's pretty ha

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    E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) Undeniably cute and obviously influential I feel Gaiman's whimsy and Feist's take on the eeriness of faerie Short often acerbic or funny full of imagination and a fascinating blend of fairy tale detective novel and uest story I thi

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    E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) Of course I come to this novel via Tim Powers who uoted it uite tantalizingly and memorably in Last Call as one to which Scott Crane and his late wife often referred in their intimate shorthand with one another At one point Susan's ghost or at least the chthonic spirt of alcohol that is impersonating Susan refers to a blackish canary canary as in the sense of a shade of yellow rather than that of the bird of th

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    characters Lud-in-the-Mist E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) Hope Mirrlees Ö 5 Free download This is a tale of the relationship between Fairyland and ordinary life which puts it at the heart of my favorite storytelling traditions Born during the late lifetime of fellow countryman George MacDonald relevant works Phantastes Lilith and

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    E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) I don't think I'm well read enough to review this book as is the case with many British writers of that period Mirrlees is far better classically educated than I am and I'm sure I missed uite a few of her referenc

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    characters Lud-in-the-Mist Hope Mirrlees Ö 5 Free download E–book (Lud–in–the–Mist) I’ve been meaning to read Lud in the Mist for ages and ages and I don’t know why I didn’t get round to it sooner It is classic fantasy; like Lord Dunsany’s work than anything modern though maybe Patricia McKillip might be a spiritual successor in some ways The prose is glorious; it just feels warm and vi

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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Lud-in-the-Mist
  • Hope Mirrlees
  • English
  • 10 September 2020
  • 9781857987676

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Free download Ò Lud-in-the-Mist 105 review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Hope Mirrlees characters Lud-in-the-Mist Lud in the Mist the capital city of the small country Dorimare is a port at the confluence of two rivers the Dapple and the Dawl The Dapple has its origin beyond the Debatable Hills to the west of Lud in the Mist in Fairyland In the days of Duke Aubrey some cent I read this mostly because I loved the title and that the residents of Lud must be Luddites I also observed that Neil Gaiman a favourite of mine recommended it very highly Written in 1926 Lud in the Mist is old fashioned and encompasses some out of date ideas but mostly it is a fairy story for adults and it has a lot of charm The author was obviously well educated and she wrote some very beautiful passages I very much enjoyed her descriptions of Lud and its surroundings and the clever names she gave to places and peopleThe story is slow but interesting and does not always go in the direction you expect Sometimes the least likely people stand up and become heroes I was very surprised though that after lots of very detailed events I was then short changed right at the end with no account of what happened in Fairyland So although I cannot rate it as highly as Mr Gaiman it was an enjoyable and interesting tale

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Free download Ò Lud-in-the-Mist 105 review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Hope Mirrlees characters Lud-in-the-Mist A crime and anything related to Fairyland was unspeakable Now when his son Ranulph is believed to have eaten fairy fruit Nathaniel Chanticleer the mayor of Lud in the Mist finds himself looking into old mysteries in order to save his son and the people of the ci Of course I come to this novel via Tim Powers who uoted it uite tantalizingly and memorably in Last Call as one to which Scott Crane and his late wife often referred in their intimate shorthand with one another At one point Susan s ghost or at least the chthonic spirt of alcohol that is impersonating Susan refers to a blackish canary canary as in the sense of a shade of yellow rather than that of the bird of that name as a way of commenting on Scott s refusal to grasp what is really going on and his dismissal thereof as really pretty unimportant anyway Such a strange phrase that I ve always wanted to see it in context and see where it came fromWell now I know And its source is just as intriguing and maddening and wonderful and mind bogglingly cool as I had hoped it would beLud in the Mist is one of those open secrets by which real fantasy fans of a certain wistful thoughtful poetic type know each other I think Originally published in 1926 it dates from the same era that gave us HP Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany and Clark Ashton Smith and shares some of the dreamlike ualities of the best of those writers work but has none of the menace and horror At least not overtly though and I rejoice to say it Mirlees version of fairies and Fairyland is uite uite uncannyAt first the book reminded me than a little of Mervyn Peake s Gormenghast works the first of which Titus Groan I am about halfway through reading but may not ever finish not so much out of dislike as exhaustion with Peake s fantasy of manners and its glacial slowness and hypnotic stolidity and its near lack of action But soon I realized that this was an altogether sprightlier work for all its early chapter concerns with a politically and socially powerful father who regards his son as a mere adjunct or appendage of his own identityBut then the book comes into its own just as Nathan Chanticleer s young son is suddenly revealed to him as a whole nother human being when he stumbles into confessing that he has broken the city of Lud in the Mist s single greatest taboo he has eaten fairy fruit Fairy fruit being something between a narcotic and a food exported by the nation that borders Chanticleer s own that being Fairyland You know where fairies are and magic and stuff Stuff that has been expunged as thoroughly as possible from memory and consciousness by the middle class of Lud in the Mist as part of their socio political coup that rid the city of its irrational hereditary aristocracy and its feudalistic waysOf course in ridding the city of its old masters and replacing them with rational vaguely meritocraticprofit minded new ones much was lost and many did not give it up lightly Thus a sort of cult in which the last Duke Aubrey is basically an avatar of the Green Man still uietly flourishes in Lud in the Mist and its environs and lots of secret doings can be traced back to this cult and its adherents witting and un Which is how of course the youngest Chanticleer winds up eating fairy fruit and in so doing turn everything possible on its headThe rest of the plot winds up being almost a cozy mystery as Nathan tries to track down how this unspeakable thing has happened to his belated pride and joy A cozy mystery with truly wonderful grace notes including astonishingly lovely prose and wonderful insights into the nature of truth the power of belief and the limitations of reason Reason I know is only a drug and as such its effects are never permanent says one city father to another But like the juice of the poppy it often gives a temporary reliefA lot of Lud in the Mist deals with just that kind of careful construction of reality in which each of us is constantly engaging in our heads construction that involves careful choices about what to let in what to ignore and what to abhor as impossible or otherwise unreal The nature of the Law comes in for special scrutiny as the most unusual and interesting variety of consensual delusion it is the perfect foil for the delusions and unrealities of pardon me for using such coarse language but sometimes one must to get one s point across FairylandIf at times Lud in the Mist feels a tad too allegorical the effect is of short duration One is uickly distracted from this jaundiced view of the book by the characters and their surroundings that glow with vibrant color and come to such vivid life one might think one has been slipped some fairy fruit onself Or wish to have beenIf anyone ever tries to make a feature film of these books I understand there was a BBC miniseries early this century I insist Werner Herzog get first crack at it and that he hypnotize his cast every shooting day like he did for Heart of Glass and has them perform so entranced But we don t need that to happen really because we have Heart of Glass

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Free download Ò Lud-in-the-Mist 105 review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Hope Mirrlees characters Lud-in-the-Mist Uries earlier fairy things had been look upon with reverence and fairy fruit was brought down the Dapple and enjoyed by the people of Dorimare But after Duke Aubrey had been expelled from Dorimare by the burghers the eating of fairy fruit came to be regarded as Neil Gaiman made me do it Er for those who don t know Neil Gaiman touted Lud in the mist as one of the best yet most overlooked Fantasy novels of the twentieth century and in my humble opinion he slightly just slightly oversold it Sure it s a beautifully written book and Fantasy notwithstanding surprisingly timeless actually it s pretty hard to believe it was written in 1926 but for some reason I found it a bit hard to get into the story and care for any of the characters I appreciated the beauty of the prose liked the idea of two civilizations faerie and human clashing together even if recent novels like Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell did it better and indeed found the overall plotmystery interesting enough to keep me turning the pages but all in all I fail to recognize the masterpiece proclaimed by Gaiman in his review To each his own I guess