Hazel's Reviews > The Táin: From the Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge

The Táin by Anonymous
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Feb 21, 2011

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bookshelves: fantasy, classics

Reading the introduction to this book I was quite wary of the accuracy, and I still can't know but I believe the translator does a good job. The stories are quite interesting. You can definitely see the influence it has had on Tolkien, and to a lesser extent the elder scrolls series. The book is mostly prose with some smatterings of poetry. Occasionally it breaks down into long lists, usually people and their descriptions and these are quite boring.

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Reading Progress

February 21, 2011 – Shelved
April 15, 2011 –
page 25
April 17, 2011 –
page 52
April 19, 2011 –
page 156
April 19, 2011 –
page 206
Started Reading
April 20, 2011 – Shelved as: fantasy
April 20, 2011 – Shelved as: classics
April 20, 2011 – Finished Reading

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