Dream Angus

Dream Angus

The Celtic God of Dreams

Book - 2006
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In a retelling of an ancient Celtic myth about Angus, the god of love, youth, and beauty and a trickster who turns one's romantic dreams upside down, five young men named Angus parallel the god's story as they search for true love.
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2006
ISBN: 9781841958231
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 173 p. ; 20 cm


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forbesrachel Apr 06, 2013

Angus is a god that is kind and loves all, and although the story is about him, it focuses just as much on those he helps and cares for. Following each of his passages is a corresponding one that reflects on the theme of the previous (the talk of Angus' brother is followed by that of another set of brothers he helps). The passages differ in that the ones on Angus are about his past, while the ones about others are about Angus in the modern world. For those that know nothing of this god, there is a brief introduction that is helpful, although it is not necessary to know anything about Celtic myth to understand and enjoy this story.

q22 Oct 22, 2011

Interesting diversion for McCall Smith, from his regular writings. I had more vivid and interesting dreams when I was reading this lite and somewhat dark tale.


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