Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Saga of Erik the Viking.

This book received a lukwarm 6/10 from the majority of the group. Those who enjoyed it appreciated the fact that each chapter could be enjoyed as a short story. Perhaps this is the clue to the more general response. This type of narrative structure is unusual, and perhaps less satisfying than the usual 3 part  structure. It probably works best read aloud, a chapter at a time.

The saga style is a fireside style, an odyssey. Each story passed down by word of mouth, gaining embellishments with each retelling. In my view Terry Jones captures this with an authentic voice.

The group explored this idea, of adding descriptive details to a basic narrative. This would be well developed through games exploring the storytelling style.

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