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The Walrus And The Warwolf by Hugh Cook

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AuthorHugh Cook
TitleThe Walrus And The Warwolf
SeriesChronicles Of An Age Of Darkness
Volume4
Year1988
GenreFantasy
 
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Submitted by Nick Prince 
(Mar 06, 2011)

I am posting this here because this particular book in the series is the best. However the comments are generic and apply to the series as a whole.
Hugh Cook is a genius and its about time he was recognised. Too late for him however as he died recently. Every one of the these books is a sublime journey into a furtile imagination, laced with great characters, humour and action all the way through. I have just been searching for some of these paperbacks and am asstonised to see prices between £30 and £100 !!! Clearly there is a market for these books, so come on publishers do the decent thing at reprint !
If you have never read a fantasy novel before, forget Tolkein start with Hugh Cook.


Submitted by Justin Bulmer 
(Mar 08, 2007)

To say The Walrus and the Warwolf is a lesson in genius is an understatement. Hugh Cook's ability to completely draw the reader into the mind of his characters (namely Drake Douay) makes reading this book a ride of non-stop adventure and humour. I have read this book at least 7 times and never tire of Drake's wayward ways and simple mindinded recklessness.
Humour is a running theme in this book with Drake, fearing certain death, resisting the sexual advances of the beautiful golden skin women of Ling, becoming resistant to alcohol (winning many a bet along the way), fighting the dreaded Neversh almost single handedly, creating his own religion, lusting after the red skinned Zanya and desiring to be the next king of Stokos. He is captured and tortured by Watashi (Guest Gulkin) and escapes death in a magic bottle and a floating island to name a few.
I you fancy laughing and crying along with Drake in quite honestly the best read you're ever likely to enjoy then give it a go. You won't be dissapointed. Hugh Cook in my opinion is one of the best authors of modern day.
Enjoy




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