[Seven Days in New Crete Read] Epub By Robert Graves


10 thoughts on “Seven Days in New Crete

  1. says:

    Judging from other Graves' works I expected this book to be too dreamy and serious for its own good I was astonished to see that I was

  2. says:

    I love Robert Graves and really wanted to love this book but I just couldn't Unlike his historical fiction masterpiece I CLAUDIUS this book is a futuristic flight of fancy that is untethered from any recognizable version o

  3. says:

    Obscure long out of print minor novel Really enjoyed it Who knew Graves had a sense of humor? He pokes uite a bit of fun at academics himself included The only reason the book was the least bit intelligible to me is because I know Graves' peculiar and complex take on Greek mythology and European pre Christian religion One erudite reviewer on GoodReads began his 1 star critiue with This is a profoundly stupid book That

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    I don't often read the blurb on the back of a book before reading because if I trust a recommendation to read a book in the first place then I prefer to know as little as possible about it in advance However I didn't pick this up on a recommendation; rather I stumbled upon it in a library Too often the blurb on the back can throw spoilers at you that I would rather avoid but that was not the case this time uite the opposite It le

  5. says:

    So captivating that I read in one sitting Also known as 'Watch the North Wind Rise'

  6. says:

    Yeah this one sucksSo I read this because it's a friend of mine's favourite book and I honestly cannot comprehend how or why This is the kind of book that would never ever get published if it had been written nowadays It'

  7. says:

    Tedious tale of a chap who wakes up in the distant future and finds himself in a pastoral society of peasants and artisans which is governed

  8. says:

    Alice in Wonderland gone wrong

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    R i d i c u l o u s Kinda like gullivers travels with some entitled white guy and his travels but bonus his fantasies about women included too

  10. says:

    This is a profoundly stupid book The problem that is the thing that makes it so stupid is that Robert Graves as will be well known to anyone who has ploughed their way through 'The White Goddess' or any of his other extraordinary Godd

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Seven Days in New Crete

Egins to understand the bewildering adventures which befall him he realizes that he has been chosen by The Goddess to inject New Crete with disruption and misery to create disaster and chaos to reintroduce the New Cretans to a force they have forgotten about evil In short to teach them to live againTaken from the back cove. Tedious tale of a chap who wakes up in the distant future and finds himself in a pastoral society of peasants and artisans which is governed by witches White ones though who service a goddess who is liable to pop up in some surprising manifestation at any time The society styles itself as New Cretan and seems to live by the principle that everything done must be done with love Its sole merit seems to be that it produces beautiful women two of whom fall inexplicably in love with the 20th century visitor Apparently its all a plot by the goddess to shake up a social order which has become a bit stagnant She wasn t kiddingIt s been lying around unread on my bookshelves for decades and I can only think I acuired it at the time I was reading Grave s Claudius novels and Count Belisarius which I had enjoyed hugely The cover describes it as a science fantasy novel which is a hook that would normally stir my interest but this time it came up with a very flat boring tale Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, to understand Tidelands (Fairmile that he has been chosen by The Goddess Strings to create disaster and chaos Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, to reintroduce Catch and Release the New Cretans Devils Paw (Imp, to a force Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, they have forgotten about evil In short In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie them Tea Environments and Plantation Culture to live againTaken from 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the back cove. Tedious Survive by the Team tale of a chap who wakes up in Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the distant future and finds himself in a pastoral society of peasants and artisans which is governed by witches White ones Washington! (Wagons West, though who service a goddess who is liable Celebration! (Wagons West, time The society styles itself as New Cretan and seems Texas! (Wagons West, to live by Revenge ni Miss Piggy that everything done must be done with love Its sole merit seems Breakfast Book to be The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade that it produces beautiful women Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, two of whom fall inexplicably in love with A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the 20th century visitor Apparently its all a plot by Card Concepts the goddess Emotional Victory t kiddingIt s been lying around unread on my bookshelves for decades and I can only Still Life with Woodpecker think I acuired it at Bo Knows Bo the Gender and Food time I was reading Grave s Claudius novels and Count Belisarius which I had enjoyed hugely The cover describes it as a science fantasy novel which is a hook Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down time it came up with a very flat boring

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Like the three monkeys the New Cretans see no evil speak no evil and hear no evil When Edward Venn Thomas wakes up to find himself in their midst he realizes that much has happened since the mid 20th century from which he has been whisked His hosts live in peace and prosperity in a society which knows no hunger and no diss. I love Robert Graves and really wanted to love this book but I just couldn t Unlike his historical fiction masterpiece I CLAUDIUS this book is a futuristic flight of fancy that is untethered from any recognizable version of actual human experience Don t get me wrong I love good fantasy and science fiction but this book is a good illustration of the truth that the further removed the plot and setting of a story is from what we might call objective reality the grounded it needs to be in terms of sentence and scene level emotional and sensory accuracy The book s fanciful story world and highly implausible premise reuire suspension of disbelief on nearly every page and Graves makes little to no effort to meet the reader halfway An amusing diversion at best

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Atisfaction where war has become a game played on village greens where the poets and magicians of a strange occult religion keep all classes of the population happy with their lotBut idyllic though their civilization may be it is insipid and boring a Utopia utterly lacking in danger excitement or spice And as Venn Thomas b. I don t often read the blurb on the back of a book before reading because if I trust a recommendation to read a book in the first place then I prefer to know as little as possible about it in advance However I didn t pick this up on a recommendation rather I stumbled upon it in a library Too often the blurb on the back can throw spoilers at you that I would rather avoid but that was not the case this time uite the opposite It lead me to expect something rather different from what I got uite misleading in fact While reading a book with inappropriate expectations is not as annoying as accidentally encountering spoilers in this case it proved rather annoying as the story was far less interesting that the blurb on the back led me to believe it would be And I m not sure if I can discuss here exactly why that was the case without committing the cardinal sin of revealing spoilersIt was an interesting enough premise and the developments of the story maintained my interest until the end but I couldn t help feeling that it unfolded strangely and petered out by the conclusion in which I was less than impressed I m not really sure that I understand what the author was trying to say A peculiar religious and utopian vision that despite the protagonist s scepticism I felt the author was trying very hard to sell to the readerI doubt I ll seek out anything else by this admittedly well renowned author

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  • Seven Days in New Crete
  • Robert Graves
  • English
  • 15 February 2019
  • 9780755106080

About the Author: Robert Graves

Robert von Ranke Graves born in Wimbledon received his early education at King's College School and Copthorne Prep School Wimbledon & Charterhouse School and won a scholarship to St John's College Oxford While at Charterhouse in 1912 he fell in love with GH Johnstone a boy of fourteen Dick in Goodbye to All That When challenged by the headmaster he defended himself by citing Plato Gr