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E tone as Douglas Adams the story unfolds in a humorous and adventurous manner as the lead character has to keep up the pretense of being a god while staying one step ahead of his lover's jealous husband. I read the book because Neil Gaiman mentions it in American Gods I couldn t get into the book I kept reading the book feeling like I m missing something important in what they re saying Maybe the time period is so well researched and so long ago that it s almost like trying to figure out a foreign language I assume lots of research was done but I wouldn t probably notice if it was all made up or not I respect the effort though it may be what came between me and finishing the book Am I just babbling or does that make some kind of senseI recommend this book to anyone who likes solid historical fiction andor the 2nd century I won t buy the book and have no interest in trying to read it again I think lately I ve been reading lots of stuff I m not liking I m trying too hard to like books that just aren t my taste just to say I read a variety of stuff I guess I think it s time to get back to what I m likely to get intoOh by the way my copy of this book was from 1966 a hardcover and it has a different cover than shown Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of being a god while staying Brenda has a dragon in her blood one step ahead Divan Of Rudaki of his lover's jealous husband. I read the book because Neil Gaiman mentions it in American Gods I couldn t get into the book I kept reading the book feeling like I m missing something important in what they re saying Maybe the time period is so well researched and so long ago that it s almost like trying to figure Choice Stories for Children out a foreign language I assume lots Öbür Divan of research was done but I wouldn t probably notice if it was all made up Summary of Homo Deus or not I respect the effort though it may be what came between me and finishing the book Am I just babbling Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes or does that make some kind The Teams Milking Cow of senseI recommend this book to anyone who likes solid historical fiction andor the 2nd century I won t buy the book and have no interest in trying to read it again I think lately I ve been reading lots Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of stuff I guess I think it s time to get back to what I m likely to get intoOh by the way my copy Zenith of this book was from 1966 a hardcover and it has a different cover than shown

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A comedy set in the second century AD Votan is the story of a Greek nobleman who is travelling and living abroad in Germany while carrying on an affair with a military man's wife To save his own life he. I found Votan a really interesting read I m not entirely sure I liked it but it was mesmerising anyway There s something compulsive about it I just needed to know what the heck Photinus did next what trouble he got into and how he got out of it and how that all works into the conceit that he s at the back of a whole lot of Norse mythology Sometimes I felt I wasn t entirely sure what was going on that I d missed a reference or something there s a lot of playing around with the material pulling from different stories and sourcesIt s been published as both a fantasy and a historical novel and I m not honestly sure where I d classify it It s almost febrile somehow all the things Photinus does all the places he goes reading it felt like a fever dream I lost track of people places somehow it didn t really matterI did enjoy it I think but I m not so enamoured of it that I m going to read Not For All The Gold In Ireland or Men Went to Cattreath Not entirely sure I want to see John James ride roughshod over Y Gododdin so I ll skip it Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of a Greek nobleman who is travelling and living abroad in Germany while carrying Brenda has a dragon in her blood on an affair with a military man's wife To save his Divan Of Rudaki own life he. I found Votan a really interesting read I m not entirely sure I liked it but it was mesmerising anyway There s something compulsive about it I just needed to know what the heck Photinus did next what trouble he got into and how he got Choice Stories for Children out Öbür Divan of it and how that all works into the conceit that he s at the back Summary of Homo Deus of a whole lot Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of Norse mythology Sometimes I felt I wasn t entirely sure what was going The Teams Milking Cow on that I d missed a reference Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of playing around with the material pulling from different stories and sourcesIt s been published as both a fantasy and a historical novel and I m not honestly sure where I d classify it It s almost febrile somehow all the things Photinus does all the places he goes reading it felt like a fever dream I lost track Zenith of people places somehow it didn t really matterI did enjoy it I think but I m not so enamoured A Pale Light in the Black of it that I m going to read Not For All The Gold In Ireland Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves over Y Gododdin so I ll skip it

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Takes an emergency business trip and packs with his belongings certain items that lead the townspeople he encounters to think him a Norse God which he doesn't try to dissuade them from Written in the sam. Ah a fine gemstone In the long days before the fall of the Roman Empire Votan describes a visceral world of dark forests regional powers and the creation of GodsAny Gaiman fans should take note of this book Kidnapped of the Roman Empire Votan describes a visceral world Undeniably Fated of dark forests regional powers and the creation The Ira War Strategy Tactics and Military Lessons Csis Significant Issues Series Csis Significant Issues Series of GodsAny Gaiman fans should take note Black Blue of this book

  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Votan AUTHOR John James
  • John James
  • English
  • 21 June 2019
  • 9780553173581

About the Author: John James

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name David John James was a Welsh author of Historical NovelsHe attended St David's University College and also read psychology at Cambridge In addition to writing he has also worked as a teacher and later for the Scientific Civil Service working on aviation problemsHe is known for writing four historical novels



9 thoughts on “Votan AUTHOR John James

  1. says:

    I found Votan a really interesting read; I'm not entirely sure I liked it but it was mesmerising anyway There's something compulsive

  2. says:

    I feel cheated I read the book because Neil Gaiman mentions it in American Gods and it is interesting with that perspective in mind But I expected something entirely different after reading the blurb Who wrote it? Did heshe ever READ the book? I uote A comedy no it's not There are some humourous elements some mockery some jokes but

  3. says:

    One of the members of my book club chose this book for us to read because Neil Gaiman listed it as an inspiration for American Gods While I can see how that happened American Gods is one of my favorite books and plodding through Votan was one of the least enjoyable reading experiences I've ever had There's a lot of and this nation traded with that nation for this good which traded it with a different nation

  4. says:

    Oh this book So bad It feels like it is a million pages long even though it really isn't Perhaps my biggest problem was that there is absolutely zero descriptive language This happened Then this happened Then this happened And then this happened It is hard to care about a story or characters when there is nothing to help you understand them at all

  5. says:

    A fantastic book Our hero Photinus is a sort of Greek Arthur Daley of the ancient world Forced to leave Vienna in a hurry he travels through Germania building up a business empire and creating most of Norse mythology in his wake There's also a trip to Scotland thrown in for good measure which provides a nice ph

  6. says:

    Ah a fine gemstone In the long days before the fall of the Roman Empire Votan describes a visceral world of dark f

  7. says:

    ugh

  8. says:

    I read the book because Neil Gaiman mentions it in American Gods I couldn't get into the book I kept reading the book feeling like I'm missing something important in what they're saying Maybe the time period is so well researched and so long ago that it's almost like trying to figure out a foreign language I assume lots of research was done but I wouldn't probably notice if it was all made up or not I respect

  9. says:

    I couldn't even tell if I liked this book while I was reading it but I sure couldn't stop One of the most engaging novels

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