10 November 2010 22:3779554
Just read M K Hume's 'King Arthur' trilogy and it was about the best retelling of the legend I have read (and I've read a lot of them). Where most writers tend to go off on huge flights of fancy with the mystic or otherwordly aspects of the legend this trilogy actually creates believable characters out them and sets it in a scenario that feels right for the period. From a personal point of view I liked the image of Wenhever (Guinivere) as a spoilt little trollop with a vindictive streak and Merlin as tribal king expert in history and herbal medicine. The same writer has just begun a Merlin trilogy and I will certainly be giving the first book a try.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
11 November 2010 07:3979579
Right now I am re-reading a book I first read in my early 20's Flint by Louis L'Amour.
Brilliant it is too, forget that he is a western writer L'Amour can tell a great tale. Two of his best books were not westerns by the way!
'Pass the cow dung, my dropsy's killing me' - Heraclitus