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Legend by David Gemmell
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Dec 05, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, own
Read in December, 2008

I've watch my husband read Gemmell for years now. I finally found a gap in my reading list to give him a try. I was surprised at how much I liked this book. Normally I'm not a big fan of in depth descriptions of battles ever since I read the Illiad and a guy got his head chopped off from a blow that went between his teeth. But this was well done as brief vignettes that highlight the action without getting mired in the gore. The women were interesting and self sufficient if a little one dimensional. The emotional scenes were believable and even poignant.

I was thinking this would be a "guy" book but now that I've read it I'd recommend it to any fantasy fan.
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David Gemmell
“What will you do now?'

I think I will become a monk and devote my entire life to prayer and good works.'

No,' said Rek. 'I mean, what will you do today?'

Ah! Today I'll get drunk and go whoring,' said Bowman.”
David Gemmell, Legend
tags: humor

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