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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
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Jul 03, 10

Well I had just finished the Grapes Of Wrath and I was in dire need of some fluff... so, since the movie was out, Robin Hood seemed to be the ticket. At first I wasn't too sure about it... it seemed so annoying, but the more I read, the more I loved it. I think I fell in love with the language: Shakespeare Lite. It was elegantly written... and yet I didn't get a headache trying to decipher the meaning of every sentence. Halfway through the book, I realized I had read a comic book! A really elegant one. It was such a hoot! All Robin and the Merry Men care about is humming ale and beating somebody with a cudgel. It was hilarious reading this against the backdrop of Hollywood movies where the heroes always win their battles... and yet in Robin Hood, sometimes he wished he'd stayed at home LOL.

I don't read books twice, but I'd read it again just to enjoy those beautiful sentences.

And btw, the movie wasn't anything like the book and was somewhat annoying. Oh well.

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Chandelle Does he meet and fall in love with Marian? I'm not sure I want to read it if there isn't a love story.

Margaret Oneal No, it reads like a group of short stories. It's comedy and it's hilarious! It's not the sort of book I generally read either, but I was so glad I did. It's like Dumb and Dumber, the movie or something like that. Robin and his friends are a bunch of aimless punks and they just keep picking on the wrong people, etc. It's such a hoot. Give it a chance!

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