Обожавам такъв тип книги, а филмът ми е един от най-любимите. Nevertheless, the story is action-packed, and the unique retelling indeed brings diversity to Crichton's works. . I don't remember if Beowulf did the same. Contents: Firm sale Print on Demand or Special Order title -Paperback -- The year is A.
To imagine Marco Polo or Ibn Battuta at a place I know of in a time far ago would have been a most amusing thing. I found the book far more insightfull than the movie based upon it. He is repulsed by the lack of civilized customs among the barbarian hordes he encounters. What I found truly captivating was that it was written as a manuscript. I have to confess, the first time I read this book I thought it was a real manuscript, and that Crichton was just putting it for us in book form. My copy has been read, shared, and read again; it's worn so I snapped up a second copy. Popular throughout the world, he has sold more than 200 million books.
Not always historically accurate, but definitely a quick and entertaining read. Fortunately, Crichton's story also has a movie: 'The Thirteenth Warrior' strengths the book with perfect casting, atmospheric terror, and complex cross-cultural relationships. Michael Crichton passed away from lymphoma in 2008. Eaters of the Dead is a stunning adventure in the tradition of Beowulf, taking the reader to a mysterious land where the day's length does not equal the night's. An Arab among the Vikings would have been a peacock in the land of penguins and it is exactly one such scenario that Crichton uses here. Adding to the genuine feeling of the manuscript there are many footnotes, references to various scholarly works that have been written about Fadlan's narrative, and an appendix discussing the nature of the 'terror'. Despite his new found capabilities and his friendship with several of Buliwyf's warriors, Ibn Fadlan begs leave to return to his own country and conclude his original mission for the Caliph.
Wyglif He is the sickly ruler of the Northmen living near the Volga. They were more than bullies and bruisers. While the movie, stars Antonio Banderas, who plays the part of Ibn Fadlan and Vladimir Kulich as Buliwyf and Omar Sharif with a small part as Melchisidek, Ibn's interpreter, I recommend that you read this short, 186-page action adventure prior to watching the movie. Ibn Fadlan is finally given permission to return South and he never sees the Viking warriors again. His novel won the Edgar Award in 1969. A sort of 'to explain the original events that might have become over time and retelling, the Beowulf legend as we have it today, it might have happened this way.
It is at this point I believe Michael Crichton deviates from fact to fiction, from the realm of the real into the realm of myth. The point with Ahmed Ibn Fadlan's text is it is un-biased, non-judgemental on the whole observations of what he saw. Rothgar He is the aging king of Venden. For without conflict, without an enemy to fight, without a monster to slay, one does not have opportunity to die in battle, and thus cannot ascend into the hallowed halls of Valhalla - a fate worse than death itself for the Norse, and Ibn Fadlan included. What I think is great about this book is that Crichton ties the history so well together wit Genre: Mythology A very unique way to write a story, Crichton uses a mix of actual historical documentation and personalised fiction to blend two classic stories together into his own work of hitorical fantasy. This was a reread for me, and as I have not read this book since I was in high school, practically like reading it anew. The Northmen chastise him for this, claiming while he only prays to one god, they have the need to pray to many.
The creatures attacked again after the warriors arrived and nearly wiped them out. He has rewritten a very long, very boring epic and made it concise, easy to digest and entertaining. Luckily my liberry had it and I could finally finally read it. They are left to us the readers as an enigma and not a fully explored force of primeval terror. The Northmen also learn from him.
But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth: He has been enlisted by these savage, inscrutable warriors to help combat a terror that plagues them -- a monstrosity that emerges under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh. Ibn writes a manuscript of all his experiences with the Northmen. This is the honorable death that all Norsemen strive to achieve, dying in battle, which assures their place amongst the gods and heroes whom have fallen before them. This was a book that I had on my shelves for a long time and ditched it unread long ago during a spastic weeding-out. He meets a roaming band of Viking warriors and their leader Buliwyf whose adventures are cut short as they are brought back to defend their village against the wendol, a tribe of horrifying primitive creatures. This is a retelling of Beowulf, in a first person, narrative, entertaining form. My only regret being it wasn't twice as long.
The closest novel of Crichton's that I could compare this to would be Timeline and even that is a stretch because Timeline involved Sci-Fi type elements where this is strictly a narrative from the 10th century. Ibn Fadlan and his manuscript are purported to be true but their influence on Crichton's book is minimal. Ibn Fadlan is thus banished to the north in the service of an ambassador. Ibn Fadlan tries desperately to cling to the tenants of his Muslim faith but the Vikings do not take kindly to his prayers or mentions of Allah. دلیلِ این عقده نیز مشخص است. It's not a pulpy, two-fisted adventure tale in the true sense of the word, but rather a travelogue written in a mostly objective manner.