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Incomplete and a disappointment
on 16 August 2013
I would not say that this is a well researched book. It concentrates on the main well known Táin story and is a poor representation of that. It has no mention whatsoever of Flidais, lover of Fergus from Rathmorgan in Erris, Mayo and is therefore a huge disappointment as I purchased it to research that story! It is a poor purchase for it only has commodified stuff of public knowledge within its pages and has not researched the entire sagas at all! It informs the reader not one bit and can only have the consequence of turning the reader off entirely. Flidais and the Táin Bó Flidais is a very important story and there is not a whiff nor a mention of it within the pages of this! This is not a serious historical account at all - it seems to be far more perceived Celtic style ravings for an American reader. It contains little of interest but there are some great books out there on this subject. This is not one of them and I do not recommend this book at all. It's nonsensical and choc a bloc full of spelling and typing errors, contradictions and utter rubbish which make no sense whatsoever because the author does not understand the landscape and the concepts! These stories are difficult to comprehend from the manuscripts but they do make sense to those who know the landscape in which they are set - this book would make you throw in the towel because it is just a heap of incomprehensible Celtic sounding words thrown together! I hate it! Regret wasting my money on ordering it! Look further!