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Paperback No Clock in the Forest (An Alpine Tale) Book

ISBN: 0891075992

ISBN13: 9780891075998

No Clock in the Forest (An Alpine Tale)

This description may be from another edition of this product. Old professor Garth vanishes atop South Queen Mountain, leaving William, his cynical traveling companion, with a scrap of obscure verse and the rusty key to a magical realm. Reprint.

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Marvellous mythic adventure

In the tradition of the Narnia Chronicles, _No Clock in the Forest_ is the best-written novel in the English language since Mark Helprin's _Winter's Tale_. Set in a vividly-depicted Pacific Northwest, William, followed by Lance and Gwen, become lost on hikes in the mountains and find the wilderness about them strangely changed, wilder, and full of unsuspected magic. The Muses dwell here, as do the fair folk and talking marmots. An ancient struggle between good and evil is coming to a head.Prof. Willis paints with his prose and wields historical and Arthurian allusions with a deftness not seen since Milton. The adult reader will enjoy insights that may be over-looked by the juvenile, who will nonetheless love this book.This novel truly is one of my all-time favorites. I even keep it on the same shelf as my Tolkien collection. I have had the pleasure of sharing this new classic with friends who have in turn fallen in love with it.

Great Book!

This book is truly amazing and brings a new understanding to the beautiful wilderness. This is a real classic and a must read! This is truly the best book you can ever get for under 8 bucks! I sure wish we had wilderness here.
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