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Robert Holdstock

Robert Holdstock, the author of the amazing Mythago Wood, which I have been listing as one of my favorite and most personally influential books since I read it in 1987, died this morning of an E. Coli infection.

This sucks on so many levels.

Both coppervale and ellen_datlow have posted heartfelt thoughts about him. As much as I have wanted to since I read Mythago Wood, I never met him. We never corresponded. I only know him through his works.

Damn. There are many people who actually knew Robert who have more immediate reasons to mourn. Everyone who loved his writing, though, but didn't know him personally, will join the throng. I'll be in that group.

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selfavowedgeek
Nov. 29th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
A friend introduced the book to me a few years back. It was a savory reading experience.

Am sorry to hear about his passing.
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