Gog



A Seven Foot Tall Man Washes Up Naked On The Scottish Coast With No Memory Of His Past And No Clue To His Identity Except The Words Gog And Magog Tattooed On His Knuckles Knowing Only That He Must Somehow Get To London, He Sets Off On Foot On A Four Hundred Mile Journey Across Britain As We Accompany Him On His Surreal Quest And Share His Strange Adventures By Turns Hilarious, Horrific, Bawdy, And Bizarre Unexpected Truths Gradually Emerge Not Only About His Own Past But Also The History Of Britain Itself A Towering Achievement That Blends Myth, History, Epic Fantasy, Gothic Horror, And Picaresque Adventure, Gog Was Acclaimed By Critics On Both Sides Of The Atlantic, Who Compared It To The Great Works Of Cervantes, Swift, Fielding, Dickens And JoyceGog

Andrew Sinclair was born in Oxford in 1935 and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge After earning a Ph.D in American History from Cambridge, he pursued an academic career in the United States and England His first two novels, written while he was still at Cambridge, were both published in 1959 The Breaking of Bumbo based on his own experience in the Coldstream Guards, and later adapted for a 1970 film written and directed by Sinclair and My Friend Judas Other early novels included The Project 1960 , The Hallelujah Bum 1963 , and The Raker 1964 The latter, also available from Valancourt, is a clever mix of Gothic fantasy and macabre comedy and was inspired by Sinclair s relationship with Derek Lindsay, the pseudonymous author of the acclaimed novel The Rack 1958 Sinclair s best known novel, Gog 1967 , a highly imaginative, picaresque account of the adventures of a seven foot tall man who washes ashore on the Scottish coast, naked and suffering from amnesia, has been named one of the top 100 modern fantasy novels As the first in the Albion Triptych , it was followed by Magog 1972 and King Ludd 1988.Sinclair s varied and prolific career has also included work in film and a large output of nonfiction As a director, he is best known for Under Milk Wood 1972 , adapted from a Dylan Thomas play and starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor Sinclair s nonfiction includes works on American history including The Better Half The Emancipation of the American Woman, which won the 1967 Somerset Maugham Award , books on Dylan Thomas, Jack London, Che Guevara, and Francis Bacon, and,recently, works on the Knights Templar and the Freemasons.Sinclair was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1972 He lives in London.

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  • Paperback
  • Gog
  • Andrew Sinclair
  • English
  • 21 October 2017
  • 0340486082

10 thoughts on “Gog

  1. says:

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  2. says:

    I see the ratings are mixed on this book, but I have to say that I read it as a teenager when it first came out and enjoyed it tremendously The concept of an amnesiac Englishman, with only a tattoo on his hand that says Gog referencing the ancient myth of Gog and Magog trying to discover his identity by walking through England and uncovering the essence of the country appealed to me and still does Perhaps it is dated I ll gave to reread it and decide but it is in my top 50 books list I see the ratings are mixed on this book, but I have to say that I read it as a teenager when it first came out and enjoyed it tremendously The concept of an amnesiac Englishman, with only a tattoo on his hand that says Gog referencing the ancient myth of Gog and Magog trying to discover his identity by walking through England and uncovering the essence of the country appealed to me and still does Perhaps it is dated I ll gave to reread it and decide but it is in my top 50 books list Give it a chance, read it

  3. says:

    Man washes ashore on a Scottish coast just after VE Day He has no memory but feels compelled to travel across the length of England to London His reality alternates between contemporary Britain and ancient Albion On his journey he gains clues as to his identity as well as the identity of Britain itself Been a while since I read this, thought it was ok, but rather long.

  4. says:

    i read this book ages ago and its kind of like if some of those american post modern 70s guys had been from england instead cool parts i remembered were, all the stuff about giants with like metal teeth and other things fighting in ancient england, parts where magog takes over the power grid, part where gog meets a really horny satyr guy, etc

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