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Alan Garner Books - 23/7/2009 8:06:59 PM   
BishopQuaker


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This might be a test of age for some of you, but I was just wondering whether anyone has read them.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen etc

And as to that, do you think they could be made into a film? - Wasn't sure where to post this but if it needs to be moved, so be it

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RE: Alan Garner Books - 11/8/2009 3:57:38 PM   
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I loved Alan Garner growing up!  Although I will admit his books were definite sources of some of my nightmares.  I loved The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, but preferred the sequel, The Moon of Gomrath.

As for Weirdstone being made into a film, I think it would be fantastic, but I'd give my eye teeth to see the musical made with music by Inkubus Sukkubus  Stage show only unfortunately.

I know The Owl Service was televised donkey's years ago.

I like authors taking a modern slant to traditional myths and legends.  The stories are already there but tend to be overlooked unless you go looking for them specifically.  It's a nice way to keep those stories alive.

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RE: Alan Garner Books - 11/8/2009 4:20:04 PM   
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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen was always one of my favourite book titles - I love the oddness of the words.

I don't think the books are as readable for me now - certainly not as much as many others I read when I was young. The Owl Service TV series didn't either - it was released on DVD a few months back if you'd like to try that again. And I had a look at Elidor when it was on as well.

What I'd really like to see is Red Shift - it was made in the Play for Today strand. I thought I'd found it a while back but the site closed down

Edit - stuff that, I found it. THanks so much for the reminder!

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RE: Alan Garner Books - 11/8/2009 5:32:00 PM   
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Hailing from Cheshire, we were obliged to like Alan Garner at school - good job he was good.  I do recall a school trip to see a stage play of Weirdstone, though not the one that Funky mentioned.

I gave up on Red Shift, think it might have been a bit advanced for me at the time, but just looking at a summary now it sounds terrific.


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