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Free read õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Adam Thorpe Adam Thorpe í 4 Read & Download Free read Hodd AUTHOR Adam Thorpe Document rescued from a ruined church on the Somme and translated from the original Latin The testimony of an anonymous monk it describes his time as a boy in the greenwood with a half crazed bandit called Robert Hodd who following the thirteenth century principles of the 'heresy of the Free Spirit' believes himself above God and beyond sin Hodd and his crimes would have been forgotten without the boy's minstrel skills and it is the old monk's cruel fate to know When I started this book I was confused for a minute I thought the book was historical fiction a retelling of the Robin Hood myth If so who then was this Francis Belloes and how come there where tons of footnotes Of course this is the central conceit of the novel it is a translation by the aforementioned Francis Belloes of a far older manuscript This manuscript is the autobiography of the monk mentioned in the blurb So it is historical fiction just done in a very clever wayBefore getting to the meat of the novel I want to focus on the framework for a bit This framework consists of the translator s preface and the footnotes I really thought these were well done They made t

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Free read õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Adam Thorpe Adam Thorpe í 4 Read & Download Free read Hodd AUTHOR Adam Thorpe Who was Robin Hood Romantic legend casts him as outlaw archer and hero of the people living in Sherwood Forest with Friar Tuck Little John and Maid Marian stealing from the rich to give to the poor but there is no historical proof to back this up The early ballads portray a uite different figure impulsive violent vengeful with no concern for the needy no merry band and no Maid Marian Hodd provides a possible answer to this famous uestion in the form of a medieval The seas are folded over us above our heads the lower sea becoming the upper sea and yet still blue when not girt with sea mist which is grey and melancholy Some men when they look up see birds but I see only a kind of fish sometimes in great shoals These fish are beaked and feathered So begins the true tale of Robyn Hodd recounted by an aged monk of Whitby whose forgotten Latin manuscript is rescued from a ruined church during the Battle of the Somme but subseuently destroyed We are offered an abridged translation by the rescuing officer proofed yet never published complete with copious footnotes It s a strange and promising start for Adam Thorpe s novel but unf

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Free read õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Adam Thorpe Adam Thorpe í 4 Read & Download Free read Hodd AUTHOR Adam Thorpe That not only has he given himself up to apostasy and shame but that his ballads were responsible for turning a murderous felon into the most popular outlaw hero and folk legend of England Robin HoodWritten with his characteristic depth and subtlety his sure understanding of folklore his precise command of detail Adam Thorpe's ninth novel is both a thrilling re examination of myth and a moving reminder of how human innocence and frailty fix and harden into histo Robin Hood is one of my favorite stories from when I was a kid to now So any book about him will draw me in Hodd does have a uniue way of telling this story The actual author Adam Thorpe writes it as an academic in the 1920 s translating on old medieval manuscript written by a monk telling his own story of meeting Robin Hood as a sort of autobiographyconfession So it s a real author writing as a fake one translating an imaginary document Got it So it s written in the first person in a weird mix of old English and modern and as it s an academic translation has footnotes explaining certain phrases I d say the way this is written is very awkward for me anyway

  • Hardcover
  • 309
  • Hodd AUTHOR Adam Thorpe
  • Adam Thorpe
  • English
  • 15 June 2019
  • 9780224079433