Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Alda Among the Hidden People

The Little Book of the Hidden People:
Twenty stories of elves from Icelandic folklore
by Alda Sigmundsdóttir

This short eBook from Alda is another in her continuing series of informal yet almost scholarly works about Icelandic culture.  As with her previous efforts, the only fault I can find with any of them is that I'm finished too quickly.

This book is a welcome respite from “cute” and sanitized folk stories. There are lots of sexual escapades, some very peculiar Icelandic customs, as well as some touching tales of love, love ending in grief. Alda does a great job in filling in the background on the stories, some of which would be real ‘head-scratchers’ without her explanations.

UPDATE: It's now available on Amazon.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

Was that your review on Amazon?

Blogger Professor Batty said...


Blogger Shoshanah Marohn said...

Sounds really interesting.

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