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Historical Arthur

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

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Postby chuck » Tue August 24th, 2010, 4:15 am

"annis" wrote:Hi Chuck - glad you're enjoying Here Lies Arthur. I think it a delectably subversive piece of work, and so well written - when I come across bits like -- "my words took flight upon the music and wheeled about like swifts under the roof-beams", I just go "aahhh"!


I like the fresh POV, the characters live and breathe....Gwyna and Myrddin are special and I like the dark side of Arthur and his companions.....100 pages in.....Enjoying Myrddin's reenactments/ tales especially the Lady of Lake/ the Green Knight are so plausible to perpetuating the glorious myths of Arthur .... And the Dux Britannia is enjoying the game.......Horn has captured the reality of the Dark Ages....It's going to be a quick read....Curious how the Gender issue will work its way out....Thanks again for the mention...
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Anna Elliott
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Postby Anna Elliott » Tue August 24th, 2010, 2:05 pm

"chuck" wrote:I like the fresh POV, the characters live and breathe....Gwyna and Myrddin are special and I like the dark side of Arthur and his companions.....100 pages in.....Enjoying Myrddin's reenactments/ tales especially the Lady of Lake/ the Green Knight are so plausible to perpetuating the glorious myths of Arthur .... And the Dux Britannia is enjoying the game.......Horn has captured the reality of the Dark Ages....It's going to be a quick read....Curious how the Gender issue will work its way out....Thanks again for the mention...


Whole heartedly agree, I read it last year and loved it. Isn't it amazing how even though there are SO many King Arthur retellings, it can somehow always be made fresh and new yet again?
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chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Tue August 24th, 2010, 4:16 pm

"That once was a spot/for one brief shining moment/that was known as Camelot"...Ye Gads! I'm a hopeless Arthurian Romantic...I still believe Arthur and his Companions lie sleeping somewhere.....

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Ashley
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Location: Houston

Postby Ashley » Wed August 25th, 2010, 1:47 am

Hey, Cat just gave me that book for my birthday! Glad to hear it's good - I'm really looking forward to it.

I love the Mike Ashley book too as I use it for background info frequently. I have to admit though (and this is probably not the place to do so) but I really don't like researching at all...I love the history and I love reading about the info, but it's usually when someone has recommended something to me versus me going out and finding the information. Yes, terrible, I know. I love the creating side of writing versus the reading, I guess. To each their own. ;)
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