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Golem in the Gears: (#9) Paperback – Jun 23 1997


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Del Rey (June 23 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345418573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345418579
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 13 x 1.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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By S. Elliot on Feb. 12 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read all of the books before this one, and I am starting on the next, Vale of the Vole. When Grundy went out in search of Stanley Steamer, I kept wondering if he would shoot his mouth off and get eaten by a neighboring creature. It didn't happen though. He did shoot his mouth off, but that's also what got him out of a whole mess of trouble. It was GREAT!!
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By A Customer on Jan. 11 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Of all the Xanth novels, this one is my favorite. I liked Grundy from his first appearance in the series, and Piers Anthony has a way to make the characters seem very real and human where in many of the fantasy stories I have read, the characters are the steriotypical overly heroic hero and wimpy maiden (Which isn't always bad). I especially liked the romance in it, the Xanth novels turned me into a hopeless romantic when I was 11. This is a great Xanth book, with suspense, excitement, a great villian, and a "little" romance.
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By Tamora on Jan. 29 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When this book first came out I was really excited. Finally a Xanth book centering in Grundy. The little golem had been there insulting everyone right from the second book. He'd earned it!
But I should've known better than to get too worked up. In my excitement I'd forgotten one very important thing about Peirs Anthony - All his lead characters suck!
No matter what the book or who is leading it, he always manages to make them boring, thick headed and clumsy in every way possible. It's a pity because he has a lot of supporting characters that are great. But as soon as they take the position of main characters, they somehow turn into Bink clones.
I loved Grundy until this book. I loved his rudeness and total disrespect for people's feelings. But in this book he became a hero and it didn't suit him at all.
But there were good points.
The sweet little relationship between Grundy and Repunzel.
The fact that women weren't insulted as much as in the other Xanth books.
Ummm...That's it, I think. I'm all out of good things to say.
This book destroyed my favourite character but still manages to be one of the better Xanth books.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I love the Xanth series and this one remains my personal favorite. Grundy is a great, unlikely hero. The resident lilliputian smart-mouth of earlier Xanth novels, he shows us here us that wise-acres have feelings too, as he goes on a great quest that may or may not bring him true love.
The thing I like about Piers Anthony's Xanth series are the things its detractors hate about it: its pure whimsy and silliness. Modern fantasy can sometimes be grim and self-important, whereas a trip to Xanth is anything-can-happen day.
I know of no books which I digest more easily than Anthony's Xanth series. They are full of silly sexuality, engaging cleverness, emotional frailty and eternal optimism.
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By M. A. Ramos on June 27 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was one of the few books in the series I could not put down. You never forget Grundy, and I was pleased he got his own book. The sharp tongue(witted) and bold Grundy the Golem makes an excellent character. You will actually love his sarcastic personality. Grundy finally gets his own quest.
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By A Customer on Nov. 8 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The story starts out like a movie,but it isn't it is a book. Grundy(a golem)who was finaly brought back to life was sent on a very imporent Quest, a quest for the long lost gap dragon Stanley steamer the biggest and strongest of all dragon's a like. Stanley Steamer little Ivy's pet and best friend. Stanly at this point has been missing gor a small period of time so Grundy sent out on the quest for Stanly. While Grundy is out on the quest he finds many friends and eniems. Now Grundy will be on his quest for the gap dragon Stanly Steamer.
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