Reading the Classics: Review of T.H. White's "Once and Future King"
|My favourite cover of the book by John Howe|
I missed out on this book when I was younger and have only recently read it for the first time. This book is astonishing: the humour of Monty Python with the sentiment of Jane Austen. It reads more like a historical fantasy rather than an epic one, due to the attention to dates and historic detail of Arthurian Albion. The language is ornate and exquisite and the story ranges from whimsical to tragic without flaws. There are some mistakes in the editing, but that's just Voyager being careless. I recommend this book to any adult fantasy lover. A new favourite for me at last.