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I was hoping for the Sagas
on 15 April 2015
I was hoping to read the sagas, and this book seemed to fit the bill. But in fact it is a learned book about the sagas, with lots of quotes and analysis. Interesting in its own way, no doubt, and very good if you want your literature analysed.
I skimmed over the chapters thinking it was just the intro and soon I would be reading the actual stories and legends of Iceland. But by about Chapter 8 I realised that the book was all analysis and description, and no actual legends.
So a neutral rating - good in its way, just not what I wanted