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CHARACTERS Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Alexander McCall SmithPart of the myth series contemporary etellings myths this one tells the
story of Aengus the Irish god of dreams love and youth McCallof Aengus the Irish god of dreams love and "Youth Alexander McCall Intersperses His "Alexander McCall intersperses his I love the Canongate Myth series but finding one that was written by the gent behind the Number One Ladies Detective Agency had me doubting the uality a little and the curation of the series as a whole Margaret Atwood yes Jeanette Winterton definitely AS Byatt sure This guy HmmI was wrong There s a little bit of magic in these pages So much so that I No Limits (Brutal Master read the just shy of 200 pages in a couple of hours this evening I never do that Ever Alexander McCall Smith has hit an almost perfect balance between myth and story craft He writes of Celtic gods and folk tales with a curious mix of Tolkienesue grandeur and child like cadence that felt a bit like a fireside story Something you mightead to a child in winter time with a mug of tea in your hand and a cable knit sweater onThere are sections of Liar, Liar rewritten myth and there are modern short stories that feel likeeflections on the timelessness of mythic issues of love and of loss The Celtic myth sections that talk of ancient gods and iver spirits are genuinely wonderful and the short story interludes are engrossing if not uite worth the price of admission by themselves A chapter that appeared to mix Flowers for Algernon with Animal Farm had me particularly stumped until the last couple of pages where I picked up on the fact that it was about unexpected love not a sci fi endition of Babe Pig in the CityOverall this is a four from me I loved the myth I loved a particular uote in the introduction of all things words have power after all myth is a cloud based upon a shadow based the movement of the breeze There s something deeply profound about that it worked for me Rating 35 of fiveA very interesting idea. “Elegant Spare polished Smith fluidly weaves in contemporary vignettes” Publishers WeeklyThe latest addition to the Myths series from Canongate now available in paperback is a beguiling tale from the beloved author of the best selling No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Angus is one of the earliest Celtic deities and one of the mos. For a series this Retell the classic myths of the world from a new perspective only a serious point is to be made Myths are the stories of our collective unconscious and can always bear updatingIt works out well in Dream Angus in large part because
Smith is Dream Angus little brother He creates magical invisible kingdoms of thought and convinces the millions that they e eal and they e worth visiting time after time after time Isabel Dalhousie novels No 1 Ladies Detective AgencyThe Irish myth of Dream Angus the god of love dreams and youth is a cloud based upon a shadow based upon the movement of the breeze p xiv hardcover edition uite a trinity to get stuck with Obstreperous illogical wilful things to be god of all three McCall Smith gently deflects the breeze in his desired directions and weaves the mythic base into modern stories of Angus s doin s in this world I don t think he did a brilliant job of this but it s a tough technical challenge to tackle I ated the book down a whole star for its heterosexism It s explicit and it ankled meBut the lushness of Angus and ofMcCall Smith Is Dream Angus
His Beautiful Self Aware Selflessnessbeautiful self aware selflessness doing all the things he does for humanity Curmudges there a crusty old crab so dead to wonder and passion and love as to find this slightly arch somewhat precious conceit anything other than glisteningly gorgeousGods I hope not And I hope not to meet himer either Go on suspend disbelief and ead this book Soon You ll be glad you took this vacation in the land of Celtic myth hadn t ead any works by Alexander McCall Smith before this if I m going to be entirely honest I d "Heard About His Books Was "about his books was but hadn t gotten around to it until nowThank you to Canongate Books for sending me a copy of this I was so excited as I love takes on mythologyDream Angus gives us an interwoven work of short storie. T cherished to this day Like an even handsome combination of Apollo and Eros he is the god of love youth and beauty Just the sight of him has made people fall in love and he has the power to eveal a person’s true love in a dream if asked politely Alexander McCall Smith has turned his enowned storytelling talents to crafting irres.
Us A Modern Day Of Thea modern day etelling of the God of AngusOne thing that impressed me from the start is arely do a ead an introduction unless it s an academic work if it catches my eye I will and McCall Smith s intro was actually very enjoyable to ead It s hard to know how to introduce your own work when you e tackling legends and myths and we all know many authors do it well but it s still always nice to know that even the prolific authors understand the
delicate work they e doingRather than trying to give an epic tale threadedwork they e doingRather than trying to give an epic tale threaded various times and places are the stories of the small and wondrous gifts bestowed on people by the dreams and powers of Angus there is love there is peace and of course most importantly there are the dreamsThis is a ather languid and flowery work it s not meant for those looking for a clear cut collection of short stories andor a Michael Bay version of mythology you may sleep nowFor Dream Angus leaps light across the heatherAnd the name upon his lips is your nameAnd the gifts that he bears are gifts for you Page 173 Dream Angus by Alexander McCall SmithI found this book completely by andom in the bargain section of the local Barnes Noble I wasn t even eally looking in the bargain section but this book caught my eye for some eason as we were walking by I found myself picking it up to see what it was And then I found myself buying it because it sounded interesting and for five bucks why notThis book is lovely It s a light ead at only 173 pages and it s uite well written The style of it is similar to that traditional kind of myth telling voice with lots of long sentences and vague but enchanting descriptions That style can very easily get on my nerves and often deters me from eading books that are straight up pure folklore but it works for me here As. Istible stories from this ancient myth Five exuisite contemporary fables of love lost and found unfold alongside Angus’s search for the beautiful Caer the swan maiden he met in his dreams McCall Smith unites eality and dreams today and the ancient past mesmerizingly leaving the eader to wonder what is life but the pursuit of drea.
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