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The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún - Community Reviews back

by J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
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Witty Little Knitter
Witty Little Knitter rated it 4 years ago
Yes this is an epic poem inspired by Norse mythology. This will not be everybody's cup of tea. I enjoyed the poem itself (but then when it comes to poetry my opinion tends to be either 'yeah I like this' and 'no I don't like this' you won't really find me gushing over poetry) and the additional comm...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it 4 years ago
Tolkien is most famous for the Lord of the Rings and, my particular favourite, The Hobbit. I think every other book he's written pales in to insignificance when you think of him as a writer. He was, in fact, first and foremost, an academic. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún denotes something that Tolk...
oh, carrots.
oh, carrots. rated it 6 years ago
This is an interesting experiment in retelling in a specific poetic form. So precise and slim is the style that I cannot imagine understanding it without contextual background (mainly the Volsunga Saga) to fill in the gaps.While the effort is admirable, I didn't find it added anything fresh to the o...
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it 7 years ago
3.5 to 4 star bookThis was, as a volume, a curious mix of prose and poetry which covers the Norse legends which inspired Tolkien's Middle Earth. In short The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún is Tolkien's version of those myths in poetic form. I didn't personally find the story of this legend particularly...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 years ago
When I was seven years old, I went with my mother to her eye appointment. While we were waiting for her to be called, she started reading The Fellowship of the Ring to me. We got two chapters in before the appointment. Afterwards, she couldn’t read because of the eye drops, so I got tired of wai...
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