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Hodd by Adam Thorpe
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Feb 15, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: biographical, historical, chose-to-not-finish-it
Read from February 11 to 15, 2011

If your mind keeps drifting to other things when you are reading a book it is not a good sign

This is not a bad book, just not a good read for me. The book is as much about the minstrel / monk as it is about Robin Hood. The voice of the book is as if you are reading a 13th century monk's diary. It is well done, but I found it long winded and a bit boring. There is one thing the author does that I found really annoying. I know there are various interpretations of the name Robin Hood. Thorpe constantly changes the spelling of Hood's and other's names which I found frustrating. He even uses two different spellings in two consecutive sentences. Why?

I was really looking to enjoy this book because Thorpe's The Rules of Perspective is one of my all time favorite books. Sadly it was not to be.
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