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5.0 von 5 Sternen Imagine animal farm with religion instead of politics.
What Orwell's Animal Farm did for politics, Wangerin's Book of the Dun Cow does for religion. A previous reviewer commented on its place in the canon of animal myths, etc., but what he missed is the fact that this is a damn entertaining, don't-stop-turning-the-pages-until-the-fingers-are-blistered read filled with deeply flawed characters, believably-motivated action,...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Enjoyable reading, best for teenagers.
This is a well-done fantasy. The book's blurb compares it to "Lord of the Rings" and "Watership Down," and with those comparisons I would generally agree. I wasn't that enthused about it because I prefer fantasies (and myths) with human characters instead of animals and it suffers by comparison with Orson Scott Card's "Worthing...
Veröffentlicht am 13. September 1998 von Thomas O. Gray


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5.0 von 5 Sternen Imagine animal farm with religion instead of politics., 11. Juli 1997
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
What Orwell's Animal Farm did for politics, Wangerin's Book of the Dun Cow does for religion. A previous reviewer commented on its place in the canon of animal myths, etc., but what he missed is the fact that this is a damn entertaining, don't-stop-turning-the-pages-until-the-fingers-are-blistered read filled with deeply flawed characters, believably-motivated action, and stunning language. Make sure you have the sequel/continuation The Book of Sorrows, handy. And, oddity of oddities, Wangerin has assisted in the creation of a musical theater piece based on The Book of the Dun Cow. It has yet to have a major production, but the workshop I saw indicated that his adapters are well on their way to helping this remarkable book reach a much wider audience
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A glorious tale of triumph bathed in the sins of battle, 25. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
A book I loathed to begin and then seemed to grow longer as I read caught ahold of a feeling which I connected with. I think it was the insults of a jaunty rooster to a cursed dog with an extremly large nose. The dog was seen as a nusance, a pest, but if not for the intiguing portrale of Mundo Cani Dog who complains he is 'marooned' to the master of the universe, the story would collapse into shambles. He is hero who is spat on. The bittersweet blessing God has betowed upon him enables the dog to save the world. And the speech of John Wesley Weasle and his tenacity in battle, along with his hatred for his brethren, the mad house of otters spins on a dousing of comedy. But with this sorrow comes, for the roosters wife, and their children in danger. Tick Tock and his army of ants resemble a miniature military, guarding over the chicks. And may I add, my favorite characters are the turkeys, who so comically say, "Galoot, galoot, Rutabega Rooster!" This book which I hated to start became the book I also hated to stop. It's a fantasticaly momentous twist on Good and Evil won me over and it became the best book I've ever read.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen An Eloquent and Powerful Fable, 3. Juni 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
Despite its sometimes overtly Christian timbre, The Book of the Dun Cow is an elegantly moving and satisfying animal fable. Chauntecleer, the Rooster, is a complex protagonist who undertakes to rid his land of a heinous evil. Most of the characters are richly drawn, and the story is nicely paced. The most striking feature of the novel, however, is the language. From the sinister to the sublime, Wangerin paints a world and populates it with characters that are uniquely his own. While the novel fails to have the sharp bite of Animal Farm, the beauty and depth of Watership Down, or the power and staggering brilliance of Lord of the Rings (all comparisons from a quote on the jacket), it is nevertheless a fine novel in its own right.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An excellent book to read aloud, to adults or to children., 26. Mai 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
When I was 9 years old, my father read this book to me. It stayed with me. I am now 30 and after re-reading Watership Down last month I was reminded of this book, and of how good it was. Last weekend, I spent three days reading it to my new bride. We both cried. There are some people who chose to read this novel as some kind of radical religious parable. Those people are missing the point. It is a pure story of how everyone, everyday, fights against the urge to be the worst they could be; and how sometimes, with the right circumstance they become the best they can be. Without this hope, we are all alone and simply, ""marooned.''
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Enjoyable reading, best for teenagers., 13. September 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
This is a well-done fantasy. The book's blurb compares it to "Lord of the Rings" and "Watership Down," and with those comparisons I would generally agree. I wasn't that enthused about it because I prefer fantasies (and myths) with human characters instead of animals and it suffers by comparison with Orson Scott Card's "Worthing Chronicle," a human myth that I read immediately prior. The blurb also says "Dun Cow" should be of interest to all age groups. I think young adults would be most likely to appreciate its characters while not being taken aback by its fairly violent and scary parts.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Book, 18. Juni 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
This book is in now way preachy in it's language or it's symbolism. The few religios references are meant only to convey a sense of an innocent world. I find the comparison to "Animal Farm" totally ungrounded, as the moral of the story is incredibly clear and unsymbolic. Even an atheist can read this book and not be offended by the ONE chapter that mentions the word "God". But if the mere mention of the word is offensive to you, even in an innocent fable-like setting then go away. We don't want you here anyway.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An AMAZING Book! Read it!, 27. Mai 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
The book of the Dun Cow is an AMAZING book! Its poetic language is completely and totally wonderful. Character establishment is big in this book, and the end is thought provoking, and makes you realize that evil still lives (and that there's a sequel!). Take messages from peoms (within the book) and relate it to the story for the real essence of it. A sample:
Rue (she said) protection,
Rooster's crow confusion,
And one more thing to end the deed,
A dog with no illusion.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A book that will stay with you throughout your life., 29. August 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
The Lord of the Rings is my favorite book. The Book of the Dun Cow and its sequel, The Book of Sorrows, come only slightly behind. Both contain courage, sorrow, humor, wonderful characterization, action and love. Both end with mixed feelings, the Dun Cow happier, Sorrows sadder. But both will consume your thoughts for days, months, years. They are nearly perfect books.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great reading for children AND adults, 8. August 1998
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
Do you know the old opera joke? Q: What's your favorite opera? A: The one I'm listening to now. That's what reading Walter Wangerin is like, and this week I'm reading Book of the Dun Cow and its sequel Book of Sorrows. Wangerin has a flawless musical ear in his choice of animal names. Hard to say which one of the barnyard crew is my favorite character.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Ho-hum., 29. April 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Book of the Dun Cow, The (Taschenbuch)
IF you are heavily into symbolism, and IF you like books with talking animals, and IF you didn't get enough out of "Animal Farm" and want more, THEN perhaps this book is for you. Otherwise, avoid it.
The book manages to be preachy, without ever quite knowing what it's preaching about.
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