Book Review: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood


The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Howard Pyle

Goodreads Summary:

He stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and in so doing became an undying symbol of virtue. But most important, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men offer young readers more than enough adventure and thrills to keep them turning the pages. Who could resist the arrows flying, danger lurking, and medieval intrigue?

My Thoughts:

This book was one on my Classics Club list.  Having recently enjoyed the Scarlet series, I thought I was in the mood for more.  Sadly, this book turned into more of a chore than an enjoyment for me.  This book is a series of short stories, all about Robin Hood and his Merry Men.  The Old English got very tiring and soon all the stories were just running together and more of the same.  That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy parts of the book – I did love the characters – it just got, well, old, after a while and I felt like I had to plow through to finish this one.  Still, I suppose, it’s a good one to have read, but it’s not one I’ll be reading again any time soon.


Would I recommend this to fellow book lovers?  Meh.  It was worth the read, but there are far better books (and classics) out there.
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter?  Maybe excerpts.


3 of 5 stars.


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