Sunday, 18 August 2013

Book Review: The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

Here is my book review of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner:

A story inspired by a local legend in East Cheshire, England

I was quite excited to read this book, since it was set in my home county and an area with which I have become familiar during recent years. Unfortunately, I really struggled with this book. Perhaps the reason is that I am more interested in adult themes and paranormal tales at the moment. This novel is a fantasy story incorporating myth, magic and folklore, and it will be a treat for the right reader. It just wasn’t for me at this time, and I found it confusing in places.


  1. What a shame you weren't able to enjoy the book, Catherine :( It's one of those I'm always happy to return to, like plunging into the company of very old friends. I wrote a review of it myself, reflecting that pleasure ;)

    1. Yes, I was quite upset because I really thought I would enjoy it too. Thanks for commenting :)