Mythago Wood is a fantasy novel by British writer Robert Holdstock, published in the United Kingdom in It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in. Bosque Mitago by Robert Holdstock, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Bosque Mitago by Robert Holdstock at – ISBN – ISBN – Ediciones Gigamesh – – Softcover.

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Mythago Wood feels like a gothic fantasy, as if Jung and perhaps one of those Victorian spinsters got together and wove a tale about a small English family, a I dr not the ideal audience for this book. I can’t really find a flaw in this book but something is lacking for 5 stars.

Aug 05, Ivan rated it really liked it Shelves: Their father, George, has died recently their mother, Jennifer, died some years earlier. Without going too much farther, Harry becomes involved in the mystery of the wood as well. Mendlesohn, Farah; James, Edward See the table below for a chronology of events within Ryhope Wood. It’s low page count and the fact makes it fast read and if description above has piqued your interest than you have a potential gem on your hands. The destruction of the Huxley family has been caused by the creation, out of father Huxley’s mind, of Guiwenneth, the mythago of an robetr red-haired Celtic warrior princess who occasionally comes out of the woods.

I remember a long section of walking, an encounter or two, then the meeting of a mysterious shaman who explains all. Share your thoughts with other customers. In pursuing explanation and mapping of the wood, he heads to a local airstrip and hires Harry Keeton to fly over the wood. Both had seen mythagos as children, but their father explained them away as travelling Gypsies.


Holdstock managed to come up with something completely new and incredibly old hpldstock the same time with his Mythago Wood series. I’m having mtago hold myself holdsock from giving away too many details. The Mythagos, if destroyed, return later, alive and well. The book is elegantly written, and does not bog down with weighty psychological preponderance, but you will find yourself needing to pause in your reading ever so often so the blocks in your brain have a chance to shuffle.

Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Return to Book Page. Huxley’s deaths and, when Steven arrives, Christian, who has become similarly obsessed, has been making forays into the forest in search of Guiwenneth. Ryhope Wood is an ancient woodland that has been undisturbed since the last ice age and appears no more than robbert square miles in area from the outside. But I just didn’t connect with the characters. To ask other readers questions about Mythago Woodplease sign up.

Mythago Wood

The father, a scholar, is obsessed with the wood and often disappears for weeks at a time to plumb its depths. I loved the premise of the story — the wood that forbade entry to modern humans and was bigger in time and space inside than could be explained by it’s physical dimensions.

Moorcock also observes common elements in Mythago WoodUrsula K. It is said the mythological creatures of old deep woods need to be placated and bribed with gifts of blood and flesh if you live near such a forest.

Holdstock pens a story that is written with quality in mind. View all 28 comments. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The basic premise is the concept of mythagos, which are images from the Jungian collective unconscious, which take corporeal form inside Ryhope Wood. I kept thinking there ribert some revelation waiting in this back story but there wasn’t. Mythago Wood is a deeply philosophical novel that will have you scratching your head and spending long amounts of time digesting the subtext.


The pace is quick. Kitten, who had once been able to fly above the land, now accompanying the Kinsman through strange landscapes, robdrt a giant bridge, adventuring against strange beasts. Stephen and Harry try to survey and photograph Ryhope Wood from the air, but their small plane is buffeted back by inexplicable winds each time they try to fly over the trees.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Bosquue doesn’t do much but giggle. The author is good at atmosphere and building a mood. I want to reiterate that this is truly a piece of literature first and a novel of fantasy second. Then, Christian says, “”I’ve been going through a few changes, that’s all. It is a religious story that is at the same time quite pagan.

Hollowings function as wormholes by transporting mythagos and real human beings through space and time within the forest. The Best Booksed. The Best Books 2nd ed. The Liberation of Imagination.

I highly recommend this book. After all, Steven holdstocl spent months and months in that house with no job and no friends–why NOT study the old legends, familiarize himself and us with what lived in the woods?

Bosque Mitago : Robert Holdstock :

Eos,mitaog xxii-xxiii. The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstock: Un libro de culto. Robert Holdstock dota a su libro de descripciones hermosas, llenas de vida, y de magia. I’m sure I’d benefit from another reading of Mythago Wood — it’s that kind of book.