Sunday, November 23, 2008

XX. "The Sagas of Icelanders"


This compilation of Nordic myth and stories is 750+ pages of history, maps, legends, and pure unedited-yet-translated junk. Oh, I'm just grumpy. I wanted giants and mystical creatures. Look at the cover.

Instead, it's a book for true historians. The sagas read like the Old Testament, barring the "begats." Instead someone with a funky name weds someone else and name their children after relatives and ZOMG - my eyes are blinded by names and what is the friggin' story?!

Note to self: get more sleep or stick to Dr. Seuss.

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