Sunday, July 27, 2008

Egil's Saga (Penguin Classics) Egil's Saga by Anonymous

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
The story is essentially a good old 10th-century land dispute between neighbors. While wandering around pissed-off over a court decision, the Viking poet Egil worships Odin, guzzles ale, vomits on friends, gouges out eyeballs (of the host who supplied him with the ale), bursts Hulk-like out of his clothes, and dispatches men like bedbugs, one, a certain Atli the Short, with a well placed bite to the neck. Fun for the whole family. Nuf said.

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1 comment:

The Reactionary Epicurean said...

One of my all-time favourites, actually.