Shardik

Shardik

RichardAdams / Jul 19, 2019

Shardik Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character centered on the long awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half barbaric Ortelgan people Mighty ferocious and unpr

  • Title: Shardik
  • Author: RichardAdams
  • ISBN: 9780715633311
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character, centered on the long awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half barbaric Ortelgan people Mighty, ferocious, and unpredictable, Shardik changes the life of every person in the story His advent commences a momentous chain of events Kelderek the hunter, who loves and trusts the great bear,Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character, centered on the long awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half barbaric Ortelgan people Mighty, ferocious, and unpredictable, Shardik changes the life of every person in the story His advent commences a momentous chain of events Kelderek the hunter, who loves and trusts the great bear, is swept on by destiny to become first devotee and then prophet, then victorious soldier, then ruler of an empire and priest king of Lord Shardik only to discover ever deeper layers of meaning implicit in his passionate belief in the bear s divinity.

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        Adams was born in Newbury, Berkshire From 1933 until 1938 he was educated at Bradfield College In 1938 he went up to Worcester College, Oxford to read Modern History On 3 September 1939 Neville Chamberlain announced that the United Kingdom was at war with Germany In 1940 Adams joined the British Army, in which he served until 1946 He received a class B discharge enabling him to return to Worcester to continue his studies for a further two years 1946 48 He took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1948 and of Master of Arts in 1953 2 He was a senior civil servant who worked as an Assistant Secretary for the Department of Agriculture, later part of the Department of the Environment, from 1948 to 1974 Since 1974, following publication of his second novel, Shardik, he has been a full time author.He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters, Juliet and Rosamund, and they insisted he publish it as a book It took two years to write and was rejected by thirteen publishers When Watership Down was finally published, it sold over a million copies in record time in both the United Kingdom and the United States Watership Down has become a modern classic and won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children s Fiction Prize in 1972 To date, Adams best known work has sold over 50 million copies world wide, earning him than all his other books put together.As of 1982, he was President of the RSPCA.He also contested the 1983 general election, standing as an Independent Conservative in the Spelthorne constituency on a platform of opposition to fox hunting.


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    1. Onvan : Shardik (Beklan Empire #1) - Nevisande : Richard Adams - ISBN : 715633317 - ISBN13 : 9780715633311 - Dar 604 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 1974


    2. 2,5/5 Shardik is one of those books that don't age wellKelderek, a young hunter with a soft heart and a simple nature, witnesses an enormous bear fleeing a devastating fire that ravaged a forest near his home. Convinced that this bear is nothing more than the incarnation of the bear-god Shardik, Kelderek tries to convince the local Priests and Barons, who in turn sedate and cage the bear. But that doesn't last for long.“And at once he went on with his burden, as though afraid that he might alr [...]


    3. 1.5I'll be honest, the only reason I read this book was because of the reference to 'Shardik' in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. If you are a DT fan like me and plan to read this one, let me give you some advice; don't bother. The book is long and boringend of review.


    4. I knew the title from a Stephen King reference ( The Waste Lands) and picked it up because of my interest in predator worship myths. Shardik, a great bear revered as the power of the divine, is very much aMonster of God in the sense that David Quammen writes of in his book by that title. Unlike real bears, who nosh whoever happens to get in their way, Shardik never eats someone who doesn’t deserve it (though I daresay he may have snacked on some innocent cattle.) The religion Adams creates is [...]


    5. Those front cover graphics are absolutely stunning, but beyond that, this book is a beautiful, brutal and courageous fantasy novel with so many intriguing surprises.


    6. I went into this book knowing very little about it, other than the reference to Shardik the Bear in one of Stephen King's books in the Dark Tower series. I did have some prior experience with Richard Adams, having read/enjoyed/been impressed with Watership Down and The Plague Dogs. In fact, while reading Plague Dogs, I noticed that Adams manages to keep me reading right on through something I cannot stand in most books: lengthy description of setting, particularly landscapes. So much of The Plag [...]


    7. DNF @ 40% This was somewhere between boring and like. Okay maybe? Like it could have been good but it just wasn't grabbing me.


    8. When I read a Richard Adams book, it takes over my whole life. Every event in my life mirrors what the characters are going through. I stay up way too late reading so that I can see the characters through to the end of the scene. His books are way too real to me.


    9. Ever since I've read Watership Down I've been a big Richard Adams fan. This book makes for pretty heavy reading, and I won't deny it took me a while to get through it. The pacing could be quite slow at times, but I think it is well worth sticking through. Shardik is epic fantasy, and nothing at all like what he created in Watership Down. You could argue that the book isn't even about the bear, but the events that surround it. One thing I first noticed about the book was how original the storylin [...]


    10. One star means I didn't like it overall, not that it was terrible. I loved Watership Down and The Plague Dogs. I knew this one wasn't going to be a talking animal story. That's fine with me. Talking animals are not something I seek out in fiction anyway. My biggest problem with Shardik was that I never connected with any of the characters. Kelderek was especially flat. He changes a lot over the course of the story, but he always felt more like a magicless marionette than a person to me. Add to t [...]


    11. Давно у меня не было ощущения, что я не поняла в романе процентов 60, поэтому мне надо теперь прочесть работы по поводу "Шардика" (а роман классный).


    12. If this book could be rewritten to about half the length, removing all of the superfluous imagery and metaphors, I would probably give it 5 stars. As a story, I found it thoroughly enjoyable. The plot was immensely intriguing, and despite the tiresome writing style I found myself constantly entertained by the twists and turns of this epic. I took a very long time to finish this book, and not just because the book itself is long. As I have already mentioned, the writing style was very difficult t [...]


    13. It's a recurring pattern that we see over and over again in books and film: an artist makes a solid, but not particularly profound effort into a genre aimed towards children. They suddenly find themselves a stunning success, and immediately up their game by deciding to write, direct, or act for adults instead. It happened when Tolkien drastically changed styles from "The Hobbit" to "The Lord of the Rings". It happened when Daniel Radcliffe starred in "Equus" after achieving fame in "Harry Potter [...]


    14. Not sure how I missed this one.In my much younger years, I read Watership Down and loved it; I loved even more Adams's "The Plague Dogs," which was even darker. Somehow, I missed the book that came in between those, Shardik. It seems to have slipped down the memory hole in general: perhaps because, while there is an animal at the center of the book, the reader is only privy to its internal thoughts for a brief moment at the beginning, the rest of the book being an epic fantasy that takes place-- [...]


    15. Watership Down by Richard Adams is probably my all-time favorite novel. But for whatever reason I have long avoided Shardik, his second novel. Something about the blurbs always rubbed me the wrong way. I have finally given it a chance, and it is just about what I expected: not bad, but a little boring.The novel is set in a fictional land, perhaps at a dark ages level of technology. (I would hesitate to class it as “fantasy” as there is little in the way of magic). The Ortelgans live on an is [...]


    16. I'll keep this review short, as I need to read this one again. Too many plot details have escaped my mind in the intervening few years since I finished it. I will say that this is a novel of rare power and poignancy, and not one that will be immediately appealing to all fans of Adams' much more famous work, Watership Down. For one thing, it is clearly an adult novel; its content is not inappropriate for children, but its sophistication in ideas and language make it a far more challenging read th [...]


    17. In his introduction to the new edition, Adams expresses a slightly wounded pride in this book, which was his follow-up to the phenomenally successful ‘Watership Down’. In the last paragraph of his introduction, Adams becomes somewhat tongue-tied in an attempt to express why he thinks of ‘Shardik’ as his best book. But I can understand his fondness for it, and his disappointment at its reception – it sold well, of course, but was received by many with a sense of bafflement and distaste: [...]


    18. Stephen King recommended book. King named one of the Guardians of the Beam, Shardik. The Bear-God was encountered in King's Dark Tower novel The Waste Lands.



    19. I gave up on this about 300 pages in, I found the main conflict frustrating and all the protagonists insipid. A big disappointment since I loved Watership Down.


    20. I loved Watership Down. This book was much different and lovely for separate reasons. I'll give the example that kept coming up in my mind of the things I felt that Joseph's tale in Genesis is missing is his unbecoming. Joseph goes from honored son (in a very localized way one of his nation's families) to a slave in Egypt (a global identity) and on to a lord in the nation he lives which helps his people to rise to prominence. Joseph received his humbling at a very young age, and by all accounts [...]


    21. I was warned this was dense, but clearly I was not warned enough. No pun intended, but Christ this was dense!At the end of the day, Adams took hundreds and hundreds of pages to say everyone should be nicer to each other and don't get so wrapped in up in distracting symbols.


    22. Like many who have read this book, I initially picked it up due to Stephen King's reference to it in the book The Waste Lands. It helped that I also loved Watership Down and The Plague Dogs, and that the mythic nature of Richard Adams writing in general speaks to me. Shardik was a much, much more mythic book than the other two, which would mark The Plague Dogs as the most well, down to earth book out of this particular bunch.Shardik is the story of a young man (Kelderek) who comes across a great [...]


    23. "Children Are the Flames of God" Richard Adams' epic fantasy Shardik (1974) differs from his first novel, the wonderful rabbit epic Watership Down (1972), and from his third, the devastating satire The Plague Dogs (1977). First, the point of view characters of Shardik are human beings instead of animals. Second, it takes place in a pre-medieval fantasy world, not our contemporary real world. Third, it is bleaker, with less easily appealing characters. Fourth, rather than depicting a (rabbit or d [...]


    24. I (like anyone else with a pulse) loved Watership Down so it was only a matter of time before I gave Shardik a chance to win my heart. It didn't quite. There are aspects I enjoyed, moments when I was truly invested in the characters, but those moments (the conversations between Elleroth and Mollo, for example) were fleeting. I wasn't fond of the main character Kelderek, and he, not Shardik, is the focus of the book. People how boring! ;)"As a man led to judgment might halt to listen to the sound [...]


    25. Shardik tells an interesting story, but it is dragged down by some bloated writing. That made it… difficult for me to enjoy.The story centers around a more or less honest and straightforward man named Kelderek. He's a hunter in a fictional land called Ortelga. One day while hunting he stumbles upon a gigantic bear. Apparently, in the religion of Ortelga, this bear is the embodiment of their god, Shardik, and Kelderek reports this to his fellows. What follows is the rise of Kelderek as an Ortel [...]


    26. Like so many readers, I absolutely adored Watership Down, and afterwards I was eager to get into some more of what Richard Adams had to offer. However, I have to confess that Shardik left me disappointed. I also have to confess that I got less than half way through the book, so this review may not hold as much weight as one from someone who completed it.The main reason I didn't like like this story very much is the main character. He seemed incredibly passive and weak, easily manipulated by the [...]


    27. Had this from the school library in my teens along w Watership Down and The Plague Dogs and somehow managed to like it without really having 'got it': "It's just about people wandering around in the wake of this bear." Obtained and read it again recently as a sophisticated and erudite adult looking to make up for this past failing (and rather fancying Osric my lore-master alterego naming a bear friend 'Shardic'). But I still didn't really get it -- if there was anything much to get.It offers eff [...]


    28. I think I'd give this one about 3.5 stars. I absolutely love Watership Down and I've tried to read Shardik in the past but I don't think I had the maturity to appreciate it at the time. It was still difficult for me to get into it now (15 years later), and I wouldn't say I enjoyed it until about 3/5 of the way in. What bothered me the most was not having any idea where he was leading us, and not being sure that he really knew for awhile. I didn't feel like my time was being well spent. However, [...]


    29. This was a very thorough novel, though I had trouble keeping pace with it because of some of the absurdly long descriptive paragraphs. Adams is an amazing storyteller and his exploration of the human mind and religious reaction to a prophecied return are commendable. I simply found it difficult to follow along after a while because the paragraphs got so absurdly long sometimes (there was one paragraph that spanned three pages) and often the bigger paragraphs were largely descriptive of the milie [...]


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