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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.


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