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Golem in the Gears (The Magic of Xanth, Book 9) (vuoden 1986 painos)

Tekijä: Piers Anthony (Tekijä)

Sarjat: Xanth (9)

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A golem to the rescue! Grundy Golem was the size of an inconsequence, and nobody had any respect for him--including Grundy! To prove himself, he volunteered to ride the Monster Under the Bed to the Ivory Tower to find little Ivy's long-lost dragon, Stanley Steamer. After many adventures, he reached the Tower, to learn that the evil Sea Hag kept lovely Rapunzel imprisoned there, her body destined to be used to maintain the witch's immortality. Grundy managed to free the damsel, and they fled together. As the descendant of Jordan the Barbarian and Bluebell Elf, Rapunzel could become any size, even that of any Golem's dreamgirl. But Grundy knew she was surely fated for someone better than he. Besides, the Sea Hag still pursued them to destroy him and get her back. And he still hadn't found Stanley Steamer.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Golem in the Gears (The Magic of Xanth, Book 9)
Kirjailijat:Piers Anthony (Tekijä)
Info:Del Rey (1986), Edition: First Edition, 327 pages
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 9) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
The Xanth books by Piers Anthony were some of the first SciFi/Fantasy books I ever read. I love puns so I have always enjoyed them. Upon re-reading them I can see that they have some weaknesses but overall they stand the test of time. They are a fun and fast read that keeps me amused without any deep thinking required. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
Fun and quick to read, Xanth novels are like potato chips, taste good, fast food, might not be particularly good for you but you can't eat just one and the last one is as good as the first. ( )
  Karen74Leigh | Sep 4, 2019 |
The problem started from the beginning. The plot was too weak, but this seems to happen in some of the Xanth novels.

Grundy the Golem doesn't seem to get respect and to earn it he goes to search for the long lost dragon. But how bis that going to earn him respect when throughout his travels he really isn't to friendly with anyone and tends to insult many of his travelers. Bleh. ( )
  capiam1234 | May 17, 2014 |
The problem started from the beginning. The plot was too weak, but this seems to happen in some of the Xanth novels.

Grundy the Golem doesn't seem to get respect and to earn it he goes to search for the long lost dragon. But how bis that going to earn him respect when throughout his travels he really isn't to friendly with anyone and tends to insult many of his travelers. Bleh. ( )
  capiam1234 | Jan 17, 2014 |
Xanth is a magical land: there are creatures such as dragons and centaurs, and every human has a more or (mostly) less useful magical talent, as do some part-human and humanoid creatures. Puns abound: much of the magic is based on puns. Beyond the borders of Xanth lies drear Mundania, where magic does not work. Golem in the Gears is the ninth book in the Xanth series and the shortest story so far. It stands alone pretty well, especially with the help of the Lexicography of Xanth with which the book is padded out.

Grundy the Golem has been a minor character in several previous books. He was originally an inanimate Universal Translation Device, but after he developed some human-like sympathy for other creatures, he was magically transformed into a doll-sized man, retaining, of course, the ability to communicate with any living thing. In this book, he advances to major character. Most of the adventure is nothing very special, but Anthony often contrives to relate his Xanth books to social, political or philosophical questions, which makes them more interesting than simple magical adventures with puns. In this case, he considers the difficulty of overcoming childhood indoctrination ("Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.") and the social value of co-operation.

Grundy has become very dissatisfied with his life as a tiny person among normal humans. Sure, they sometimes take him along on adventures because of his usefulness as a translator, but he doesn't feel respected, so he wants to go on a quest to prove his worth. He determines on finding Princess Ivy's pet dragon, which disappeared at the end of Crewel Lye. So, like every protagonist in Xanth so far, he goes for advice to Magician Humphrey and, as usual, Humphrey's advice doesn't seem much use: Grundy should ride the Monster under the Bed to the Ivory Tower. It turns out that Ivy, like many girls, lives in nightly fear of the monster which will grab her ankles, given a chance. However, Ivy is growing up and Snortimer, her monster, fears that she will soon lose her belief and fear, whereupon he will fade away, so he consents to carry Grundy, provided that Grundy expands his quest to include finding romance for Snortimer. They pick up various helpers for parts of the journey, and after about a third of the story they find the Ivory Tower.

There, however, they find neither the missing dragon nor romance for Snortimer. Rather, the evil Sea Hag is bringing up the beautiful Rapunzel in almost complete isolation from the influence of the outside world. During his journey Grundy has been told about the Sea Hag and her talent of extending her life by taking over control of a new body every time her current one dies: she retains her basic personality, but is limited by the skills and knowledge of her new victim, and she needs some compliance for the takeover. She has therefore adopted the habit of investing some years of each lifetime in grooming a carrier for the next one, and she uses the tower to maintain tight control over her planned victim's education. So, although Ivory Tower usually refers to academia and its supposed lack of contact with reality, the analogy here is more to forms of education which stifle a child's curiosity and attempt to shield it from knowledge of which the educators disapprove. Rapunzel does not know the name Sea Hag: she calls her guardian Mother Sweetness and has been taught to regard her as the exemplar of virtue and kindness. So saving Rapunzel becomes another part of Grundy's quest.

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Some parts of the book could have been cut, or, preferably, replaced by something better. For instance, I find the field of bulls and bears, which appears for the first time in this book, always merely irritating. The chapter where Grundy and some of his companions are exploring underground passages whose ceilings keep collapsing is just a bit of set-up for the next book, and not interesting. However, anybody who has liked some other Xanth novel will probably like this, and anybody who wants to give Xanth a try could do worse than start with this relatively short and reasonably self-contained one.
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A golem to the rescue! Grundy Golem was the size of an inconsequence, and nobody had any respect for him--including Grundy! To prove himself, he volunteered to ride the Monster Under the Bed to the Ivory Tower to find little Ivy's long-lost dragon, Stanley Steamer. After many adventures, he reached the Tower, to learn that the evil Sea Hag kept lovely Rapunzel imprisoned there, her body destined to be used to maintain the witch's immortality. Grundy managed to free the damsel, and they fled together. As the descendant of Jordan the Barbarian and Bluebell Elf, Rapunzel could become any size, even that of any Golem's dreamgirl. But Grundy knew she was surely fated for someone better than he. Besides, the Sea Hag still pursued them to destroy him and get her back. And he still hadn't found Stanley Steamer.

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