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  1. says:

    As difficult a novel as I've finished in a long time but also a marvel of sustained and disciplined imagination al

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    “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 whi

  3. says:

    This tale presents a postmodern hyperbolical Robin Hood who actually looks realistic enough very different from the mythical hero we are all fa

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    When I started this book I was confused for a minute I thought the book was historical fiction a retelling of the Robin Hood myth If so who then was this Francis Belloes and how come there where tons of footnotes? Of course this is the central conceit of the novel it is a translation by the aforementioned Francis Belloes of a far older manuscript This manuscript is the autobiography of the monk mentioned in the blurb

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    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 origi

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    I really enjoyed this although I found it difficult to follow in parts due to the footnotesA really fascinating way to tell a story and full of vivid imagery and connections with nature and death So realistic and descriptive

  7. says:

    Pretty good book in an interesting era with an interesting perspective but some of the descriptive language does go on a bit

  8. says:

    This wasn't an easy read and I didn't always enjoy it but the overall imaginative concept was awesome and that's what I remember it for most of all

  9. says:

    Robin Hood is one of my favorite stories from when I was a kid to now So any book about him will draw me in Hodd does have a uniue way

  10. says:

    As the rediscovered printer's proof of a translation of a lost copy of an original Thirteenth Century manuscript t

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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. This tale presents a postmodern hyperbolical Robin Hood who actually looks realistic enough very different from the mythical hero we are all familiar withThe story is told in 1305 by a 90 year old monk who spent a year in his company initially against his will in 1225 during the minority of king Henry IIIHood called Hodd Hode Hodde in the text is described as being then a guy handsome enough until he spoke then his mouth moving in a curious way over uneven teeth it seemed as though its lips were sucking on a plum or a sloe not forming words His eyebrows were thick and dark meeting in the middle beneath a blemish of the skin and the balls in his sockets were as if swollen Hood is in the habit of cursing priests the institution of the church the political system of his day all kinds of authorities and offices his philosophy is a mix of half baked pantheism of mystical and anarchist beliefs behaving usually as someone we would call today a uack of fake He is highly addicted to hallucinogens mushrooms and commands over a large group of hardened outlaws and felons who form a kind of a community or mini state in the middle of the forest not far from Nottingham robbing assaulting andor killing any travelers who happen to pass by the neighboring roads Burning Attraction 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. This tale presents a postmodern hyperbolical Robin Hood who actually looks The Numbers Game realistic enough very different from the mythical hero we are all familiar withThe story is told in 1305 by a 90 year old monk who spent a year in his company initially against his will in 1225 during the minority of king Henry IIIHood called Hodd Hode Hodde in the text is described as being then a guy handsome enough until he spoke then his mouth moving in a curious way over uneven teeth it seemed as though its lips were sucking on a plum or a sloe not forming words His eyebrows were thick and dark meeting in the middle beneath a blemish of the skin and the balls in his sockets were as if swollen Hood is in the habit of cursing priests the institution of the church the political system of his day all kinds of authorities and offices his philosophy is a mix of half baked pantheism of mystical and anarchist beliefs behaving usually as someone we would call today a uack of fake He is highly addicted to hallucinogens mushrooms and commands over a large group of hardened outlaws and felons who form a kind of a community or mini state in the middle of the forest not far from Nottingham Tall man riding. robbing assaulting andor killing any travelers who happen to pass by the neighboring The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory roads

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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. This wasn t an easy read and I didn t always enjoy it but the overall imaginative concept was awesome and that s what I remember it for most of all The Homelanders (The Homelanders, 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 Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. re examination of myth and a moving Burning Attraction reminder of how human innocence and frailty fix and harden into histo. This wasn t an easy The Numbers Game read and I didn t always enjoy it but the overall imaginative concept was awesome and that s what I Tall man riding. remember it for most of all

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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. When I started this book I was confused for a minute I thought the book was historical fiction a retelling of the Robin Hood myth If so who then was this Francis Belloes and how come there where tons of footnotes Of course this is the central conceit of the novel it is a translation by the aforementioned Francis Belloes of a far older manuscript This manuscript is the autobiography of the monk mentioned in the blurb So it is historical fiction just done in a very clever wayBefore getting to the meat of the novel I want to focus on the framework for a bit This framework consists of the translator s preface and the footnotes I really thought these were well done They made this book not just a historical novel of medieval times but of World War I too And the further the novel progresses the WWI intrudes into it through comments inserted into the footnotes by Belloes The footnotes were the main reason I was confused at first I looked some of them up and they all came out as existing titles some of them even available from the library where I work The amount of work that must have gone into researching not just Robin Hood and the medieval life but into pre Interbellum publications on Robin Hood related texts and also WWI soldiers is mind bogglingThe story of Hodd isn t so much about Robin Hood as much as it is about how the legend of Robin Hood was born The novel s narrator a monk whose real name we never learn was a minstrel before taking the cloth and through circumstance ends up part of Hodd s gang The novel is divided in four parts much as our monk s life was influenced by four masters Only three masters are explicitly named the hermit Brother Thomas and Hodd but one could name the Church as his final master under whose guidance he spent most of his days Interspersed into the story of the monk s time as Muche in Hodd s band are his recollections of his previous masters There are also some theological contemplations though never to excess as Belloes has excised the largest part of these The recollections provide an explanation of why he fell in with Hodd They show how the monk felt himself superseded as first in his masters affections by new boys and feared abandonment Hodd first makes him his first disciple and this lure proves too much for MucheWhile religion figures greatly in the story it never becomes preachy The religious outlook of the main character isn t just due to his vocation as a monk in the Middle Ages religion was the linchpin of most people s existence The book also shows the long overlap between Christianity and paganism in medieval times and the way people were still searching for what Christianity was exactly resulting in various heresies some of which are referenced in the book s footnotesAt the end of the book the monk has come full circle and we ve seen the birth of the Robin Hood saga as we know it I truly enjoyed this book While not a fast read despite its slim 305 pages it s an engrossing one It s a fascinating look at how history can become legend and at the Middle Ages in all their rough bleak glory