“The ending was the best part”Kelsey wrote this review Friday, October 22, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a good read although it could be written for a more modern audience. Like the tale.”Edge Z wrote this review Wednesday, October 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
I actually really enjoy this little tale! Even though it's not in my area of highest interest, it's still a fun read and exciting to read!”
“I liked it. It was pretty good. I like myths, legends, the whole supernatural thing. So the Camelot setting and the mystical elements in it were all really interesting. I also enjoyed the set up of the epic poem and the alliterative language. It made me sad that knights like Sir Gawain--even if they are flawed--don't exist. Sniff.
It proves everyone is human. Still. . .Sir Gawain was pretty close to perfect. He made only one mistake: not keeping his word to the host of the castle. But that was a Catch-22 situation; he wouldn't have been loyal to his word to the lady, either. So, basically, no one is perfect, but you can come pretty damn close.
"Meet me at the Green Chapel! Oooh!"”
“This is a decent story. Quick read. I would recommend it for all of the Arthurian literature fanatics.”Amy G wrote this review Monday, June 21, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love a book that can be intelligent, profound, AND appeal to my nerdy medieval fantasy/fairy tale-loving side.”Taylor B wrote this review Friday, June 11, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Most interesting read of this classic.”Walter wrote this review Thursday, May 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the best translations of the poem that I've read. Lots of alliteration and fun little rhymes, and it reads really easily.”ameaba wrote this review Monday, April 19, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A gift from my mother-in-law, this book was the Christmas read and the Arthurian read I had been waiting for. It's one of the classic epics of English literature, the story of what happens after a mysterious green knight visits King Arthur's court at Camelot one Yuletide and issues a frightening challenge that the bold Sir Gawain accepts. Full of action and intrigue, with a heavy dollop of seduction, it's a morality tale about keeping one's word as well. I also enjoyed the descriptions of greyhounds and the natural settings Gawain travels through on his quest. I plan to read this every Christmas.
“Read the new translation by Simon Armitage in very lively powerful verse. It's a great story, of course. I couldn't put it down. It is very interesting to be able to compare the original language (Middle English, 14th century text) which is printed on the facing page to each page of translation.”Harley C wrote this review Thursday, January 14, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No