paperback, 470 pages

Published Nov. 12, 2012 by Honest Publishing.

ISBN:
978-0-9571427-1-8
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4 stars (11 reviews)

Taking its name from the imaginary African forest in Raymond Roussel's 'Impressions of Africa', the Vorrh is the magnificent, vibrant stage for a high-octane narrative led by hunter Tsungali, the cyclops Ishmael, and famous photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

B. Catling's novel is invigorating, epic fantasy at its most original and visionary, a stunning departure from the clichés of the traditional fantasy style.

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Review of 'The Vorrh' on 'Goodreads'

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dnf at like 5%

This is just the prime example of why New Weird will never work for me. I kept getting lost in the extremely dense prose and compete lack of plot. After a few days of being really reluctant to pick it back up, I read some reviews and this apparently doesn't get better. I personally don't understand how people can be content without a clear story to build atmosphere on top of, but to each their own.

Review of 'The Vorrh' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Multiple points of view and stories of monsters, angels and historical characters circle around a forest in Africa that might be Eden. It doesn't quite pull together it's huge ambitions but there again it's only the first part of trilogy so maybe it will.

Review of 'The Vorrh' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

Ardderchog. Wedi bod ar y silfoedd ers blwyddyn neu ddwy, ac wedi dechrau arno gwpl o weithiau, a methu mynd yn bell. Fel fforest y Vorrh ei hun, roedd tewdra y tywyllwch yn rhoi ofn arnaf. Ond unwaith i fi fynd ar goll ynddo, doedd 'na ddim troi yn ôl, a rhaid oedd gwthio ymlaen ar hyd ei lwybrau troellog.

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