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Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

2.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 151 pages
Published 1984 by Sphere Books Limited
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May 28, 2011 Nikki rated it it was ok
I don't know if seeing the film would have endeared this to me, but the book strikes me as a little ridiculous -- the description is sometimes just as if someone watched the film and then described it painstakingly, sword-stroke by sword-stroke. Very odd. It also struck me as quite comic in places where it shouldn't have.

It was interesting in two ways, though: an old Arthur and an old court, even though in the original poem the court are all in the flower of their youth, and because it stole the
Jun 02, 2011 Michael rated it liked it
A "mash-up" of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Yvain from Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes. It's a tie-in to the film of the same name and, as such, it's fine.
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