|18th March 2006, 07:50 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2006
I had alway imagined him being originally from the Great Britian area, given that he had to cross oceans to reach Rowenna. Scotland would certainly be a place, at that time, that would cover the descriptions given.
|22nd April 2006, 09:53 AM||#9 (permalink)|
he's the madcap pusher
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: West Dunbartonshire
Druss always seems scottish to me too, I think its the use of laddie that does it I have always used russ but nokia at a scot I find it impossable to ryhme it with ruse
|21st August 2009, 03:53 AM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Since this seems the most accurately titled thread to discuss Legend, I'm posting here.
First of all, the name Druss (in my opinion) could not rhyme with bus. That's just too wimpy. Nor could Druss rhyme with wuss. No, Druss rhymes with moose. Druss the Legend! Druss the Legend! Druss the Legend!
As I started reading, I thought "This is the kind of book I'd have liked when I was thirteen... when I only wanted heroes and blood... when I did not care for themes of social justice, theology, politics, or familial bonds." The only reason I kept reading is that a friend really, really, really wanted me to read it... and he loaned me the book.
I did not find Gemmell's use of language particularly interesting or even satisfying. I thought the plot was transparent. The sub-plots were laughable... they reminded me of early 20th century serial pulp. His characters were not nearly as developed as I would have liked.
I finished Legend yesterday... and against my better judgement, I highly enjoyed it! It was unclouded in theme and structure. I knew exactly what was happening all of the time. I knew clearly who was good, who was selfish, who was maturing, and who was bad. Druss was a legend. Rek was redeemed. The Thirty were selfless. Orrin was repentant. Gilad was home.
I resonated with Druss' patriotic rhetoric. I enjoyed his uncompromising style.
Gemmell did not thrill me with his writing skills, but he tells a very enjoyable tale.
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