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"A book to be read and re-read....Stirring to the emotions and the imagination.”—Christian Science Monitor
"It is hard to write with restraint about Alan Garner’s talent, so deftly does he build his story...of bright fantasy and somber Welsh legend, of romantic adventure and acid realism.”—Saturday Review
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This was a bizarre little book. It is a retelling of an old Welsh legend - a legend of a curse that is relived in each generation, again and again, in the same Welsh Valley. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2008 by Steven R. McEvoy
Oh Boy! If you want to read a slow book...this monster is for you! This book had an air of mystery around it that I thouroughly enjoy, but the sad fact is that the author didn't... Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2001
What an amazing book! It's scary, romantic, very very sad... I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves that sort of blurry line where history and legend meet, the... Read morePublished on July 25 2001 by Lee
I read The Owl Service when I was in 7th grade and didn't fully understand it even though it was enjoyable. Read morePublished on May 15 2001 by Catey
This is one of the few works of fantasy, out of so much that I have read in 35 years, that stays with me and that impressed me more than ever when I just read it again, perhaps my... Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2001 by Extollager
The Owl Service is one of those books that should have been edited more carefully. The plot is good, and the characters are thoroughly developed. The problem lies with the writing. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2000
I don't agree with the other reviews when they gave five stars for The Owl Service. The cover and the back of the book looked interesting, so I picked it up at the library and... Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2000 by "rubybug"