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Hodd author Adam Thorpe review Ø 103 À 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 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. This tale presents a postmodern hyperbolical Robin Hood who actually looks realistic enough very different from the mythical hero we are all familiar withThe story is told in 1305 by a 90 year old monk who spent a year in his company initially against his will in 1225 during the minority of king Henry IIIHood called Hodd Hode Hodde in the text is described as being then a guy “handsome enough until he spoke then his mouth moving in a curious way over uneven teeth it seemed as though its lips were sucking on a plum or a sloe not forming words His eyebrows were thick and dark meeting in the middle beneath a blemish of the skin and the balls in his sockets were as if swollen” Hood is in the habit of cursing priests the institution of the church the political system of his day all kinds of authorities and offices; his philosophy is a mix of half baked pantheism of mystical and anarchist beliefs behaving usually as someone we would call today a uack of fake He is highly addicted to hallucinogens mushrooms and commands over a large group of hardened outlaws and felons who form a kind of a community or mini state in the middle of the forest not far from Nottingham robbing assaulting andor killing any travelers who happen to pass by the neighboring roads

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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. This wasn't an easy read and I didn't always enjoy it but the overall imaginative concept was awesome and that's what I remember it for most of all

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Hodd author Adam ThorDocument 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. I have yet to have a book that I have not finished reading Hodd threatened to be the first The original thought of a book written by a monk who was truly in the presence of Robin Hood was very compelling for me Only to learn that the author set in so many side tracking foot notes and foot notes upon those foot notes that the original narrative feel of the book is lost in what instead feels like a text book one is forced to read Around page 150 I stopped reading and no longer had an interest to pick it up ever again However not to have my record tarnished I agreed to finish the book If only I had made it to page 175 or so to begin with The true excitement and feel of the Robin Hood narative returns and finally stitches together several side stories followed by the narrator It sweeps along with you no longer wanting to stop reading to the sweet reminissent end Definetly a book I am happy to have read now and glad that a stubborn will compelled me to pick it up again Dear readers do not become frustrated by a book that seems to have no lusterkeep reading and you will find it