Wisconsin Observations
Book Review: Dinosaur Therapy

Book Review: The Book of the Raven

This British publication by Angus Hyland and Carolyn Roberts is subtitled “Corvids in Art and Legend.”

gordon meyer holding book

I bought the book as a gift for a friend, but before I had the chance to give it away its compelling design and quality captured my attention and I simply had to read it. (Forgive me, buddy, I was gentle with it.)

The book draws from literature, poetry, science, fable, and art to present a comprehensive and compelling cross-section of how corvids have been portrayed and studied across hundreds (if not thousands) of years. The blurbs are short (the longest being Poe’s famous poem) and the artwork is produced with careful attention to detail. Overall, it’s as nice as any “art book” you’re familiar with, albeit in paperback. (And without the high cost.)

I’ve always felt a special affinity for ravens (especially so after my maternal haplogroup was identified — Ursula represent!) and this book is sure to please anyone who feels similarly. Get your copy at Amazon.


Comments

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)