Genre: classics, adventure, historical fiction
Summary from Goodreads
Robin Hood is champion
of the poor and oppressed against the cruel power of Prince John and the
brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. He takes refuge with his Merrie Men in
the vast Sherwood Forest, emerging time and again to outwit his enemies
with daring and panache. This classic version brings sense and clarity
as well as excitement to the varied myths, ballads and legends about
Every chapter was a short adventure on it's own. It was definitely enjoyable to read but not extremely exciting. I was mostly interested to read on because of its influence in literature. So many stories are based on the stories of Robin Hood and so many references are made to them.
Because every chapter was pretty much a short adventure on its own it was easy to read only one chapter at a time and it was not one of those books I couldn't put down because I needed to know what happened next.
Although some of the characters in the book seem to be entirely bad persons, there are no characters that are entirely good. I was surprised at how often I thought Robin made a wrong decision. I liked Robin Hood a little less then I thought I would. He had a very agressive way of approaching people, so it was no wonder some of those people reacted really angry. Most of his encounters with others started out with a fight with sticks. Eventhough it was funny in the beginning I honestly got a little bored with it over time and also a lot of the stories just seemed very much like stories I read earlier in the book.
The chapters on their own contained a lot of action, but the overarching plotline progressed quite slowly. For the most part of the book Robin was just getting people to join his band of outcasts. Although this book wasn't quite what I was expecting it was sometimes quite funny and it was still an enjoyable read.