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The Vorrh

B. Catling

The Vorrh

a novel

by B. Catling

  • 104 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementB. Catling
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6053.A848 V59 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination500 pages
    Number of Pages500
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27183892M
    ISBN 101101873787
    ISBN 109781101873786
    LC Control Number2014037260
    OCLC/WorldCa894491607

      'In The Vorrh we have one of the most original and stunning works of fantasy that has ever been my privilege to read.'Alan Moore. In the tradition of China Miéville, Michael Moorcock and Alasdair Gray, B. Catling's The Vorrh is literary dark fantasy which wilfully ignores boundaries, crossing over into surrealism, magic-realism, horror and steampunk/5(). The Cloven: The Vorrh, Book 3 B. Catling. Vintage, $ trade paper (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. The Erstwhile: The Vorrh (2) The Vorrh.

    I just saw an announcement for the second book (I'm in the USA where the Vorrh was only recently published here). The author is a poet by trade and that made the language and the narrative super dense which meant the story could be tough to get through at times but I was glad I read it. The middle volume in Catling’s alternate history trilogy (after ’s The Vorrh) successfully expands on the interesting premise of its predecessor: somewhere in Africa, there exists an enig.

    Roussel and some of the others prowl the Vorrh because their extraordinary personalities seem to engage significantly with the fictional entities and the overall weirdness of the story. Hand-in-glove as it were. In his foreword to The Vorrh, Alan Moore discusses how the book discards the typical fantasy tropes – elves, orcs, and so forth. Was.   Book Overview Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of The Vorrh, a daring debut that Alan Moore has called "a phosphorescent masterpiece" and "the current century's first landmark work of fantasy.".


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The Vorrh book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of The Vorrh, a /5.

The Vorrh I purchased this book based on blogs that claimed the author was a worthy inheritor of the crowns of Tolkien and Moorcock both.

A very bold statement. A very bold statement. As I have been a big fan of both almost since they first started writing I had to /5(). The Vorrh by B Catling review – ‘one of the most original works of visionary fiction since Mervyn Peake’ A sentient forest older than mankind is the setting for an extraordinary fantasy.

The Erstwhile brings readers back to the singular world and mind of B. Catling, continuing the groundbreaking storytelling of his hit The Vorrh. In London and Germany, strange beings are reanimating themselves.

They are the Erstwhile, the angels that failed to protect the Tree of Knowledge, and their reawakening will have major consequences/5(37). What other book might you compare The Vorrh to and why. I think that this is a genuine classic work, one that can be easily be held alongside Tolkien, Le Guin and Wolfe.

It's visionary and feels oddly timeless, as if it's always existed, like myth of fairy tale archetypes. The Erstwhile is assuredly a 'middle book' of a trilogy in the classic sense. Some storylines The Vorrh was such an oddity that I appreciate it for its sheer uniqueness.

It was a weird and at times surreal fantasy novel that largely ignored any and all fantasy fiction published after the s.4/5. When his biblical fantasy The Vorrh came out to rave reviews, the artist became an acclaimed debut – at As the epic trilogy ends a decade on, Catling talks about teaming up with Terry.

'Vorrh' Takes A Dizzying Trek Into The Dark Heart of Fantasy British artist Brian Catling's fiction debut, about a mysterious forest in an alternate-universe Africa, is finally in the U.S. Editorial Reviews. 12/12/ The middle volume in Catling’s alternate history trilogy (after ’s The Vorrh) successfully expands on the interesting premise of its predecessor: somewhere in Africa, there exists an enigmatic forest known as the Vorrh, “which was ancient before Adam was a supposed twinkle in God’s eye.”Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

The Vorrh. likes. The Vorrh is invigorating, epic fantasy at its most original, ground-breaking and visionary. Read excerpts and reviews here: Followers:   The Frenchman was the only modern being to have explored the Vorrh, to enter its interior and scribble down some of its detail.

The only one—and all his perilous journey had been fiction. Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse ofThe Vorrh, a daring debut that Alan Moore has called a phosphorescent masterpiece and the current century's first landmark work of fantasy.

Next to the colonial town of Essenwald sits the Vorrh, a vast perhaps endless forest. It is a place of demons and angels, of warriors and priests.

Sentient and magical, the Vorrh bends time and Author: Brian Catling. Book 2. Available formats: Ebook (1) Audio (1) Paperback (1) The Erstwhile brings readers back to the singular world and mind of B.

Catling, continuing the groundbreaking storytelling of his hit The Vorrh. In London and Germany, strange beings are reanimating themselves.

They are the Erstwhile, the angels that failed to protect the Tree of. The Vorrh - Ebook written by Brian Catling. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Vorrh/5(19).

Alan Moore really, really loves the fantasy novel The Vorrh by B. Catling, which he calls the new century’s first landmark work of fantasy.

He’s so spellbound by Catling’s strange vision, he. The Vorrh is a timeless, trackless forest haunted by deformed creatures that might once have been angels, or demons. The book is packed with striking images, and there are many moments of real beauty and power.

But the plot wanders, and the image-rich language balances on the edge of being overwritten. The characters are memorable. (Reminds me of Brian Griffin's book "Faster Than the Speed of Love") He particularly liked the prose in Chapter again, a potentially useful piece of review.

Then he talks about his apartment for no reason. Sixteenth Paragraph Finally, he summarises: The Vorrh is, in his opinion, a book written for moment to moment experience rather than. The book ranges freely through human knowledge and culture, throwing in tales of intellectual and physical daring along the way, all of it ingeniously anchored on the boy’s favourite film.

Picks up right where The Vorrh left off and is the perfect bridge to The Cloven, the final book in the trilogy. This series is one of the most beautifully written that I've ever read.

Catling is like David Lynch, Frank Herbert and Samuel Beckett rolled into one. If you love the english language, this book is for you. Get this from a library. The Vorrh.

[B Catling; Alan Moore] -- In the tradition of China Mieville, Michael Moorcock and Alasdair Gray, B. Catling's The Vorrh is literary dark fantasy which wilfully ignores boundaries, crossing over into surrealism. The Vorrh is not only a work of alternative history, but of alternate literature; Catling builds his imaginary story of the conception of Impressions of Africa into his Joseph Conrad-esque voyage into the unknownThere are a staggering number of elements .The Vorrh is the first volume of an intended trilogy by Catling, and that makes this book even more slippery.

By the end of this volume, many characters are dead or dead-ended—but in a novel Author: Kij Johnson.And as Nazi forces descend upon Africa, will the Vorrh finally succeed in enacting its revenge against those who have invaded and defiled it?

The Cloven is a book of battles and betrayals, in which Catling's incredible creations all fulfill their destinies and lead us to an epic conflagration with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance.