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  • Hardcover
  • 309
  • Hodd Author Adam Thorpe
  • Adam Thorpe
  • English
  • 05 November 2019
  • 9780224079433

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characters Hodd Author Adam Thorpe Adam Thorpe ¼ 5 Free download Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Adam Thorpe Who was Robin Hood Romantic legend casts him as outlaw archer and hero of the people living in Sherwood Forest with Friar Tuck Little John and Maid Marian stealing from the rich to give to the poor but there is no historical proof to back this up The early ballads portray a uite different figure impulsive violent vengeful with no concern for the needy no merry band and no Maid Marian Hodd provides a possible answer to this famous uestion in the form of a medieval The seas are folded over us above our heads the lower sea becoming the upper sea and yet still blue when not girt with sea mist which is grey and melancholy Some men when they look up see birds but I see only a kind of fish sometimes in great shoals These fish are beaked and feathered So begins the true tale of Robyn Hodd recounted by an aged monk of Whitby whose forgotten Latin manuscript is rescued from a ruined church during the Battle of the Somme but subseuently destroyed We are offered an abridged translation by the rescuing officer proofed yet never published complete with copious footnotes It s a strange and promising start for Adam Thorpe s novel but unfortunately Hodd never lives up to initial expectations We follow the monk s life story from childhood in the company of a crazed sea cave hermit boyhood in a monastery and youth in the thrall of the visionary robber Hoddbut the style complete with flashbacks is popular historical heavy on the sualor and ordure and general mediaeval atmosphere whilst the language is an awkward mix of modern and mock Middle English Didst thou enjoy this Nay not much The doubly distanced narrative is made little use of and the footnotes are just footnotes Post modernists lament Hodd does tell a tale I suppose and you could certainly read worse But after the tour de force which is Ulverton I would have expected something a bit ambitious from Adam Thorpe s interpretation of an archetypal English legend A Tangled Affair The Pearl House #2 yet still blue when not girt with sea mist which is grey and melancholy Some men when they look up see birds but I see only a kind of fish sometimes in great shoals These fish are beaked and feathered So begins the true tale of Robyn Hodd recounted by an aged monk of Whitby whose forgotten Latin manuscript is rescued from a ruined church during the Battle of the Somme but subseuently destroyed We are offered an abridged translation by the rescuing officer proofed Matthews Choice yet never published complete with copious footnotes It s a strange and promising start for Adam Thorpe s novel but unfortunately Hodd never lives up to initial expectations We follow the monk s life story from childhood in the company of a crazed sea cave hermit boyhood in a monastery and The Prince of Pleasure The Wilde Brothers #05 youth in the thrall of the visionary robber Hoddbut the style complete with flashbacks is popular historical heavy on the sualor and ordure and general mediaeval atmosphere whilst the language is an awkward mix of modern and mock Middle English Didst thou enjoy this Nay not much The doubly distanced narrative is made little use of and the footnotes are just footnotes Post modernists lament Hodd does tell a tale I suppose and Hers to Protect Shores of Indian Lake #11 you could certainly read worse But after the tour de force which is Ulverton I would have expected something a bit ambitious from Adam Thorpe s interpretation of an archetypal English legend

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characters Hodd Author Adam Thorpe Adam Thorpe ¼ 5 Free download Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Adam Thorpe Document rescued from a ruined church on the Somme and translated from the original Latin The testimony of an anonymous monk it describes his time as a boy in the greenwood with a half crazed bandit called Robert Hodd who following the thirteenth century principles of the 'heresy of the Free Spirit' believes himself above God and beyond sin Hodd and his crimes would have been forgotten without the boy's minstrel skills and it is the old monk's cruel fate to know I have yet to have a book that I have not finished reading Hodd threatened to be the first The original thought of a book written by a monk who was truly in the presence of Robin Hood was very compelling for me Only to learn that the author set in so many side tracking foot notes and foot notes upon those foot notes that the original narrative feel of the book is lost in what instead feels like a text book one is forced to read Around page 150 I stopped reading and no longer had an interest to pick it up ever again However not to have my record tarnished I agreed to finish the book If only I had made it to page 175 or so to begin with The true excitement and feel of the Robin Hood narative returns and finally stitches together several side stories followed by the narrator It sweeps along with you no longer wanting to stop reading to the sweet reminissent end Definetly a book I am happy to have read now and glad that a stubborn will compelled me to pick it up again Dear readers do not become frustrated by a book that seems to have no lusterkeep reading and you will find it

characters Hodd Author Adam Thorpe

characters Hodd Author Adam Thorpe Adam Thorpe ¼ 5 Free download Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Adam Thorpe That not only has he given himself up to apostasy and shame but that his ballads were responsible for turning a murderous felon into the most popular outlaw hero and folk legend of England Robin HoodWritten with his characteristic depth and subtlety his sure understanding of folklore his precise command of detail Adam Thorpe's ninth novel is both a thrilling re examination of myth and a moving reminder of how human innocence and frailty fix and harden into histo Pretty good book in an interesting era with an interesting perspective but some of the descriptive language does go on a bit