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  1. says:

    It is my friend s great book and I am saying that regardless of our friendship Bruce Mclaren s new book Ode to Odin is a book of discovery Your discovery of the work of archeologists and the historical world their minds swirl in dancing under their feet, and their own personal discoveries about themselves and the people whose paths they learn to trod There are two things in a man s life, politics and women George Bernard ShawIn Mclaren s excellently drawn tale the conflict simmers The y It is my friend s great book and I am saying that regardless of our friendship Bruce Mclaren s new book Ode to Odin is a book of discovery Your discovery of the work of archeologists and the historical world their minds swirl in dancing under their feet, and their own personal discoveries about themselves and the people whose paths they learn to trod There are two things in a man s life, politics and women George Bernard ShawIn Mclaren s excellently drawn tale the conflict simmers The young man in the strength of his youth is never to become a peer Because of his empathy for others and his idealism he is found to be inferior and expendable no matter how good his work is.Real enemies stab you in the back with real knives and luxury enemies just say bad things about you The young man is made to know that both potential ends are his, if he does not tread lightly What brings him down is the shared passion for discovery.There have forever been worlds, civilizations screaming their messages of their God to be found and remembered Their vaults are filled with their treasures You can dig all you want, but long before others just walked in before the sand covered up the place, and took whatever they could sell.Ashes and sand.There will be no protection for the competent and passionate If it was economics or drama or political science or the law, well you could just walk down the hall, but this plays out in the world where warlords and despots and dictators and kings play It is their job to use you You must on top of it all prove you can be one of them, so you allow yourself to be thrown through the air into unconsciousness.It is a great book, what they call literature It will find a place on every academic s background bookshelf They will let it be seen and it will mark them as in the know For the student reader the novel is a warning For the aged and experienced it is a eulogy


  2. says:

    Brilliant novel A stirring hymn to humanity that will no doubt move and challenge all who read it.


  3. says:

    Ode to Odin The Wanderer Bk 2 Written by Bruce McLaren The life of an archaeologist with all the hardships and the excitement of being first..A young British archaeologist makes a deal with the devil, the brilliant but dangerously unpredictable Odin The two men forge a friendship on the anvil of the deserts of Central Asia as they embark on a search for the homeland of Zoroaster the Prophet, arguably the progenitor of monotheism Their quest, to audaciously reach out for the cryptic origins of Ode to Odin The Wanderer Bk 2 Written by Bruce McLaren The life of an archaeologist with all the hardships and the excitement of being first..A young British archaeologist makes a deal with the devil, the brilliant but dangerously unpredictable Odin The two men forge a friendship on the anvil of the deserts of Central Asia as they embark on a search for the homeland of Zoroaster the Prophet, arguably the progenitor of monotheism Their quest, to audaciously reach out for the cryptic origins of God, is an intellectual pursuit of the highest ambition.Yet no success is guaranteed in a land of violence and corruption, of unforgiving deserts, populated by vodka soaked and acrimonious Russians, Turkomen, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Tatars, and Karakalpaks The enterprise largely depends on the charisma and genius of Odin, charming and fierce, handsome and capricious, the embodiment of self belief, a man who lives as a God even as he pursues the origins of religion Working with Odin can be a dangerous occupation A friendship with a man who lives as a deity is subject to the slightest whim.What did I like There was something about this book that touched me, not the excitement or hardships but the realities of the work and what it can do to a person under those circumstances What do you have to give up of yourself to work and live like that, the stress of not knowing what the stroke of a brush will reveal or if it will even reveal anything The relationship between all of the people that are involved from the top to the bottom Living so far from nowhere and nothing that you are anywhere familiar with The customs and different people The author touches on the inside of the lives of these wandering nomads.What will you like A very well written book that delves into history, religion, and life Real life misery and possible excitement that follows the life of the archaeologist Full of tension, laughter, danger, life, and insight How impossible situations can change your life forever within the moment of a heartbeat When do you know that you have made that grave error that will stain you and never go away Who is your friend and will it be there in the end Or does it only last at the moment These and so muchawait you in this touching book I received this from the Publisher for an honest review with no other compensation


  4. says:

    For an archeologist who shares the love of all things hidden in the dirt, uncovering the secrets of the past and piecing them together, this book is perfect The descriptions of the digs and the excitement of uncovering history is exciting It seems that this story had a purpose to bring who Odin was as a person, as an archeologist and as a presumed deity to the table I found nothing interesting in the man who is Odin One thing that peaked my interest was that the British Archeologist who is d For an archeologist who shares the love of all things hidden in the dirt, uncovering the secrets of the past and piecing them together, this book is perfect The descriptions of the digs and the excitement of uncovering history is exciting It seems that this story had a purpose to bring who Odin was as a person, as an archeologist and as a presumed deity to the table I found nothing interesting in the man who is Odin One thing that peaked my interest was that the British Archeologist who is doing the work and telling the story is never named Odin is an alcoholic imbecile that makes or breaks peoples careers as he sees fit He takes credit where he has done the minimal amount of work and the maximum amount of drinking and sleeping around Nickolia is a pompous out of date dinosaur and a penny pincher There is an unlimited diversity of individuals that partake in the dig, but only the main characters get credit or denounced for the work or lack of work Someone always gets the credit and it seems that as Odin is the black sheep outcast of the archeological circle all he did was ride the finances of the dinosaurs and let them put their names on the outcome I did like the description of the dessert and the passion for the digs and finds There just wasn t enough for me to feel like this is the type of book I would read again There were many chapters to the book, but not enough action or adventure for me


  5. says:

    Who doesn t love archaeology, travel to exotic destinations, comic misadventures, hissy fits and clashing egos Bruce McLaren provides the reader with an effervescent, fly on the wall insight into life on a dig in Karakalpakstan, part of the great Silk Routes As in his previous books, McLaren skillfully weaves a narrative through the history and geography of the region, musings on life, an array of colourful characters and evocative descriptions Many archaeological biographies and travelogues Who doesn t love archaeology, travel to exotic destinations, comic misadventures, hissy fits and clashing egos Bruce McLaren provides the reader with an effervescent, fly on the wall insight into life on a dig in Karakalpakstan, part of the great Silk Routes As in his previous books, McLaren skillfully weaves a narrative through the history and geography of the region, musings on life, an array of colourful characters and evocative descriptions Many archaeological biographies and travelogues are as dry as the dirt they re set in, but not this book Whether you agree with the author in his subtly evolving portrait of the eponymous dig director, Odin, this book will entertain, educate and challenge you in equal measure But, most of all, it s great fun and easy to read.Disclosure Bruce is a longstanding friend and I ve worked out in this part of the world on similar digs in some ways, I think this makes me acritical reader than most I can honestly say he nails dig life out there to a T


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    A very different book to the types that I ve read before There is quite a lot of historical references and explanations relating to the area, and the people that live there Well worth a read though, it s just that the references take a fair bit of digesting at times.


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Ode to Odin download Ode to Odin, read online Ode to Odin, kindle ebook Ode to Odin, Ode to Odin a7d78a12a82f I Saw A Man Of Grand Plan And Action, Friend And Foe, Angel And Demon, Dualistic In Nature, Representing Life In All Its Facets, Both Good And Bad And At The Same Time Neither.A Young British Archaeologist Makes A Deal With The Devil, The Brilliant But Dangerously Unpredictable Odin The Two Men Forge A Friendship On The Anvil Of The Deserts Of Central Asia As They Embark On A Search For The Homeland Of Zoroaster The Prophet, Arguably The Progenitor Of Monotheism Their Quest, To Audaciously Reach Out For The Cryptic Origins Of God, Is An Intellectual Pursuit Of The Highest Ambition.Yet No Success Is Guaranteed In A Land Of Violence And Corruption, Of Unforgiving Deserts, Populated By Vodka Soaked And Acrimonious Russians, Turkomen, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Tatars And Karakalpaks The Enterprise Largely Depends On The Charisma And Genius Of Odin, Charming And Fierce, Handsome And Capricious, The Embodiment Of Self Belief, A Man Who Lives As A God Even As He Pursues The Origins Of Religion Working With Odin Can Be A Dangerous Occupation A Friendship With A Man Who Lives As A Deity Is Subject To The Slightest Whim.Ode To Odin Captures Something Ineffable, Something Universal, Something Beyond Time The Episodes In The Desert Bring An Often Hidden Part Of The World Into View The People And Customs Of The Region, Unchanged For Centuries, The Ram Fights And Vodka Drinking And Dancing Girls, The Corrupt Officials And The Hangover Of The Soviet Union Still Lingering Over A Land Populated By The Proud Descendants Of Warrior Nomads.The Tale Also Provides Revealing Insights Into The Realities Of Life On An Archaeological Expedition, The Thrill Of The Intellectual Chase, The Excitement Of Ancient Discovery, Balanced By The Hardships Of Living Beneath The Flails Of An Unforgiving Desert Sun.