Literary Hawk

Kalyves, Greece
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Another Tale full of Bloody Battles

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Reviewed: 02-11-19

I confess to binge listening or reading all of Cornwell's Saxon Stories. I enjoyed this one a little less than some, however, because Utred's sense of humour has diminished. As a younger man he often made me smile and even laugh. Is his diminished ability to perceive the ridiculous in the ordinary as in the sublime a reflection of Cornwell's aging? Are older people often more serious? This is not my experience. When young I took the world around me much too seriously but now, I perceive the irony and comedy everywhere.
i hope Utred regains his humour in the next novel.

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