Complete Works of Robert Burns (Delphi Classics) by Robert Burns
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Robert Burns is one of the most influential poets of Scotland. He is a national figure head. His poems inspired various Romanticism poets, and even modern-day poets.
That being said, I had to stop about one-third of the way of this book. It is not that I don't understand the Scots language, it simply did not appeal to me. I could hear the poetic rhyming when being read aloud and can attest to Burn's magnificent skills. I suppose the poems about one bonnie lass or another was difficult to relate to, or the struggles of being a farmer in rural Scotland. The lengthy biography of Robert Burns at the beginning of the book was by far the most interesting part for me.
So, I am taking a break from this book for now. I own the kindle version, which means I will most likely return to it in the near future. For now, I will take up another novel that will hold my interest for a wee bit longer than this one.
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