Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams
Publish date: September 12th 2006
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Pages no: 196
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Short Stories
Series: Canongate Myths (#6)
Why did I read it? I like the idea of modern takes on older myths and this was available as part of my subscription to an audio book site.Synopsis: It starts with the old celtic myth of Angust, starting with his parents and his birth, interspersed with Alexander McCall Smith's stories based on the m...
Having never heard of a god named Angus before (and here I thought it was only a kind of cow) I was very pleasantly surprised - I found that I preferred the bits about Angus himself better than the stories about others, but the book as a whole was lovely.
Rating: 3.5* of fiveA very interesting idea for a series, this. Retell the classic myths of the world from a new perspective, only a serious point is to be made: Myths are the stories of our collective unconscious, and can always bear updating.It works out well in Dream Angus in large part because M...