kaffka, the holy grail, and a woman who reads: the quests of sir kay

kaffka, the holy grail, and a woman who reads: the quests of sir kay[Read] ➵ kaffka, the holy grail, and a woman who reads: the quests of sir kay ➲ Rusty Rhoad – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Peace has finally been achieved and it sucks At least for Sir KayI mean, nobody really likes the cold and the fear of war, but compared with now Kaffka, that delicious, dark roasted heady beverage Mer Peace has finally been achieved and holy grail, PDF/EPUB Â it sucks At least for Sir KayI mean, nobody really likes the cold and the fear of war, but compared with now Kaffka, that delicious, dark roasted heady beverage Merlin brought back from the Middle East, is kaffka, the PDF \ long gone Arthur expects Kay to run castle and kingdom, just because he s the only person in th century Britain who can do algebra if a knight rides forth from Camelot at three leagues per hour Guinevere treats him as her personal gofer the holy grail, PDF Ç Middle age is fast upon Kay, and the only quest available is to rescue Miffy, a fair but empty headed lady s imprisoned dogAh, but who knows what adventures lie out there, away from the comforts of Camelot The Holy Grail, if one were interested in such a bauble Magic, in the form of an ageless beauty with a treacherous reputation, Morgan le Fay Perhaps the ultimate prize a woman who reads Or maybe just a night under the stars with no liveried page, face and fingernails scrubbed clean of any trace of dirt, uttering those detested words, Sire, the Queen requests your presence Kaffka, the Holy Grail, and a Woman Who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay is a warm, humorous glimpse of Arthurian times through the eyes of a Knight of the Round Table who also happens to be a little shall we say, geeky Sir Kay is a keen observer witty, introspective, and sarcastic at times driven by a sharp intellect and a deep longing for something. This book has a great concept it explores the tale of Arthur s foster brother Sir Kay to reestablish his position as an important and trusted Knight of the Round Table In Kaffka, The Holy Grail, and a Woman who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay, we are told the story of Camelot through the eyes of a knight who has the most important responsibility of all ensuring that the day to day of Camelot runs smoothly and that all its questing knights are well fed The daily life of court is well outlined, a This book has a great concept it explores the tale of Arthur s foster brother Sir Kay to reestablish his position as an important and trusted Knight of the Round Table In Kaffka, The Holy Grail, and a Woman who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay, we are told the story of Camelot through the eyes of a knight who has the most important responsibility of all ensuring that the day to day of Camelot runs smoothly and that all its questing knights are well fed The daily life of court is well outlined, and the Jousting Tournament is described particularly clearly, giving a detailed account of how such tournaments would work Each featured Knight of the Round Table is succinctly described, and Merlin is an influential character in his absence Kay s flashbacks disrupt dialogue on occasion, but overall are interesting insights into the world created for this tale.Kay is better at everything than everyone, including also being better at being worse at things like fighting, which adds to his egotistical character At times his inner monologue borders on a rant, and I feel the prose s crisp style is cramped by the frequency of swearing a tool which would have beeneffectively used sparingly The narrative seems directionless at times, and the lack of agency of female characters, particularly Elaine and Morgan, is a let down Kay s sexist musings and poor choices of language generally vilify and objectify women, punching down rather than punching up If an intended evolution from sexist to feminist was intended for Kay, it is not sufficiently communicated, nor do his muted why not responses to Elaine and Morgan s pro equality statements do enough to counter his derogatory remarks.Despite this, the prose is well constructed and imaginative, bending history slightly for comic relief For me the wittier moments include references to the economy and plays on language the origin of OK is the subject of a particularly entertaining scene The back and forth provided by Oswald is engaging, and Arthur and Galahad are both likeable characters I found the notion of Morgan s court particularly entertaining, though was disappointed thatis not done with her or Elaine s character, or indeed with the other women in this book The Grail quest is explored in a fresh and interesting way, touching upon the conflicts between religions that are often explored in Arthurian literature based shortly after the Romans left I am sure there will be many who can look past the shortcomings with the female characters in this novel and find this book an entertaining read, but as they say, each to his own this book is just not for me.I am voluntarily reviewing this book I thank the author for sharing a copy of the book with me Kaffka, the Holy Grail, and a Woman Who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay is a light and witty read, with regular chuckles and some laugh out loud moments The giggles are thanks to Rusty Rhoad s deft juxtaposition of anachronism and Arthurian legend, and evento the choice of telling the story in Kay s droll, self effacing, blaspheming, first person voice.Kay s talents for numbers and efficiency have made him King Arthur s seneschal he manages Camelot s social calendar as well as the vast Ca Kaffka, the Holy Grail, and a Woman Who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay is a light and witty read, with regular chuckles and some laugh out loud moments The giggles are thanks to Rusty Rhoad s deft juxtaposition of anachronism and Arthurian legend, and evento the choice of telling the story in Kay s droll, self effacing, blaspheming, first person voice.Kay s talents for numbers and efficiency have made him King Arthur s seneschal he manages Camelot s social calendar as well as the vast Camelot kitchens and staff Although Kay is no weakling, he admits to being no better than middling when it comes to the joust Still, he s a knight of the Round Table, so he s better than your average Joe He excels at math and chess, and wishes for a female companion with whom to share his intellect But alas, this is Camelot, it s the Dark Ages, and most people don t even know how to read Certainly not women Kay finds an intellectual friend in his young squire Oswald, whose bravery and quick wit come in handythan once.Almost as much as Kay wants to find his female equal, he yearns for a cup of hot kaffka, a pick me up drink made from the exotic kaffka bean, which doesn t grow in Britain Not yet, at least But that s a quest for another day He yearns for a kaffka bush on the Glastonbury Tor instead of the thorn planted there by Joseph of Aramithea.Kay asks King Arthur to send him on a quest but the king sends Galahad instead, saying he needs Kay at home to orchestrate upcoming social events Kay is so angry and hurt that he directs his kitchen staff to ruin that evening s dinner, thus forcing the king to find a quest for his seneschal With apologies, Arthur sends Kay to rescue a dog It s all I ve got, he says.The quest introduces Kay and Oswald to all sorts of adventures, including wild romps in bed with King Arthur s half sister Morgan not in lurid detail, but not for kids, either Kay also meets his adversary, Maleagan, at whose hideous castle resides another sister of King Arthur, the Princess Elaine Elaine is older than Kay, which puts her in her early fifties She is beautiful She is smart And she can read Kay falls madly in love, and thank goodness Elaine does, too, because their verbal jousting is a delight But Kay has sworn an oath to Maleagan that keeps him apart from his love.I sometimes save my 5 star reviews for life changing tomes Kaffka, the Holy Grail, and a Woman Who Reads has not altered my life, nor does it set out to do so In this story, action and adventure take a back seat to wit and charm, and it s got plenty of stars worth of both Here is a tale of erudition, wit, love, and even feminism a talky book, but when it s Kay talking, that s a big plus Rhoad includes the Holy Grail, Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, and everyone else who belongs in a Camelot tale including a castle guard named Rood, which he is But this is Kay s story, told from his point of view, and his voice is the real fun of the book.I am reviewing this book voluntarily I thank the author for sharing a copy of the book with me What a refreshing and fun read The sarcasm and humor stayed strong throughout The main character, the inimitable Sir Kay, is a sufficiently practical and average man with a far above average education, much to everyone else s confusion When he finally finds a woman to match both his wits and his knowledge, he falls and falls hard Then he meets an unusual traveler, straight out of a Mark Twain tale I must admit I felt perverse pride when he noted one of Gilda s talents, as I, too, can produc What a refreshing and fun read The sarcasm and humor stayed strong throughout The main character, the inimitable Sir Kay, is a sufficiently practical and average man with a far above average education, much to everyone else s confusion When he finally finds a woman to match both his wits and his knowledge, he falls and falls hard Then he meets an unusual traveler, straight out of a Mark Twain tale I must admit I felt perverse pride when he noted one of Gilda s talents, as I, too, can produce an ear shattering whistle with my fingers But then again, I can also do algebra in my head, so there s that And the maddening love triangle was intriguing, to say the least I do believe Oswald is my favorite character A perfect foil to the steadiness of Kay My memory of Sir Kay like probably most everyone else in my generation was from Disney The amiable, cloddish foster brother of Arthur served his purpose and was eminently forgettable How amusing to see him resurrected in Rusty Rhoad s clever novel as a substantial member of the Round Table competent, self effacing, and generally useful around the castle He sbrain than brawn, and falls in love with King Arthur s forsaken sister Elaine when he discovers her love of mathematics, although h My memory of Sir Kay like probably most everyone else in my generation was from Disney The amiable, cloddish foster brother of Arthur served his purpose and was eminently forgettable How amusing to see him resurrected in Rusty Rhoad s clever novel as a substantial member of the Round Table competent, self effacing, and generally useful around the castle He sbrain than brawn, and falls in love with King Arthur s forsaken sister Elaine when he discovers her love of mathematics, although he is bound to respect an oath he made to Elaine s not terribly friendly employer not to pursue her At the same time he stumbles into the wiles of Arthur s other sister, the irresistible sorceress Morgan, which proves quite a distraction OK, so what is this story about Our skeptical Sir Kay is obliged to go on his own quest to find the Holy Grail where he stumbles across these delightful ladies Although an unscrupulous priest attempts to trick Sir Galahad into thinking he found the true Grail, Kay is able to expose the fraud and make himself a few enemies along the way No problem Morgan is protecting him with her magic The wicked Morgan turns out to be not such a bad sort after all she has just been maligned by unfair rumors made credible by her outrageous lifestyle The story is related in first person, with a healthy ironic attitude that never fails to elicit a chuckle However, the language is unapologetically and blatantly twenty first century, complete with modern idioms As a reader, I found this jarring, considering the era the book is set in Although modern language makes it easy and fun to read, it was outside of my comfort level and I never got used to it I still enjoyed the story, nonetheless

kaffka, the holy grail, and a woman who reads: the quests
    kaffka, the holy grail, and a woman who reads: the quests interested in such a bauble Magic, in the form of an ageless beauty with a treacherous reputation, Morgan le Fay Perhaps the ultimate prize a woman who reads Or maybe just a night under the stars with no liveried page, face and fingernails scrubbed clean of any trace of dirt, uttering those detested words, Sire, the Queen requests your presence Kaffka, the Holy Grail, and a Woman Who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay is a warm, humorous glimpse of Arthurian times through the eyes of a Knight of the Round Table who also happens to be a little shall we say, geeky Sir Kay is a keen observer witty, introspective, and sarcastic at times driven by a sharp intellect and a deep longing for something. This book has a great concept it explores the tale of Arthur s foster brother Sir Kay to reestablish his position as an important and trusted Knight of the Round Table In Kaffka, The Holy Grail, and a Woman who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay, we are told the story of Camelot through the eyes of a knight who has the most important responsibility of all ensuring that the day to day of Camelot runs smoothly and that all its questing knights are well fed The daily life of court is well outlined, a This book has a great concept it explores the tale of Arthur s foster brother Sir Kay to reestablish his position as an important and trusted Knight of the Round Table In Kaffka, The Holy Grail, and a Woman who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay, we are told the story of Camelot through the eyes of a knight who has the most important responsibility of all ensuring that the day to day of Camelot runs smoothly and that all its questing knights are well fed The daily life of court is well outlined, and the Jousting Tournament is described particularly clearly, giving a detailed account of how such tournaments would work Each featured Knight of the Round Table is succinctly described, and Merlin is an influential character in his absence Kay s flashbacks disrupt dialogue on occasion, but overall are interesting insights into the world created for this tale.Kay is better at everything than everyone, including also being better at being worse at things like fighting, which adds to his egotistical character At times his inner monologue borders on a rant, and I feel the prose s crisp style is cramped by the frequency of swearing a tool which would have beeneffectively used sparingly The narrative seems directionless at times, and the lack of agency of female characters, particularly Elaine and Morgan, is a let down Kay s sexist musings and poor choices of language generally vilify and objectify women, punching down rather than punching up If an intended evolution from sexist to feminist was intended for Kay, it is not sufficiently communicated, nor do his muted why not responses to Elaine and Morgan s pro equality statements do enough to counter his derogatory remarks.Despite this, the prose is well constructed and imaginative, bending history slightly for comic relief For me the wittier moments include references to the economy and plays on language the origin of OK is the subject of a particularly entertaining scene The back and forth provided by Oswald is engaging, and Arthur and Galahad are both likeable characters I found the notion of Morgan s court particularly entertaining, though was disappointed thatis not done with her or Elaine s character, or indeed with the other women in this book The Grail quest is explored in a fresh and interesting way, touching upon the conflicts between religions that are often explored in Arthurian literature based shortly after the Romans left I am sure there will be many who can look past the shortcomings with the female characters in this novel and find this book an entertaining read, but as they say, each to his own this book is just not for me.I am voluntarily reviewing this book I thank the author for sharing a copy of the book with me Kaffka, the Holy Grail, and a Woman Who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay is a light and witty read, with regular chuckles and some laugh out loud moments The giggles are thanks to Rusty Rhoad s deft juxtaposition of anachronism and Arthurian legend, and evento the choice of telling the story in Kay s droll, self effacing, blaspheming, first person voice.Kay s talents for numbers and efficiency have made him King Arthur s seneschal he manages Camelot s social calendar as well as the vast Ca Kaffka, the Holy Grail, and a Woman Who Reads The Quests of Sir Kay is a light and witty read, with regular chuckles and some laugh out loud moments The giggles are thanks to Rusty Rhoad s deft juxtaposition of anachronism and Arthurian legend, and evento the choice of telling the story in Kay s droll, self effacing, blaspheming, first person voice.Kay s talents for numbers and efficiency have made him King Arthur s seneschal he manages Camelot s social calendar as well as the vast Camelot kitchens and staff Although Kay is no weakling, he admits to being no better than middling when it comes to the joust Still, he s a knight of the Round Table, so he s better than your average Joe He excels at math and chess, and wishes for a female companion with whom to share his intellect But alas, this is Camelot, it s the Dark Ages, and most people don t even know how to read Certainly not women Kay finds an intellectual friend in his young squire Oswald, whose bravery and quick wit come in handythan once.Almost as much as Kay wants to find his female equal, he yearns for a cup of hot kaffka, a pick me up drink made from the exotic kaffka bean, which doesn t grow in Britain Not yet, at least But that s a quest for another day He yearns for a kaffka bush on the Glastonbury Tor instead of the thorn planted there by Joseph of Aramithea.Kay asks King Arthur to send him on a quest but the king sends Galahad instead, saying he needs Kay at home to orchestrate upcoming social events Kay is so angry and hurt that he directs his kitchen staff to ruin that evening s dinner, thus forcing the king to find a quest for his seneschal With apologies, Arthur sends Kay to rescue a dog It s all I ve got, he says.The quest introduces Kay and Oswald to all sorts of adventures, including wild romps in bed with King Arthur s half sister Morgan not in lurid detail, but not for kids, either Kay also meets his adversary, Maleagan, at whose hideous castle resides another sister of King Arthur, the Princess Elaine Elaine is older than Kay, which puts her in her early fifties She is beautiful She is smart And she can read Kay falls madly in love, and thank goodness Elaine does, too, because their verbal jousting is a delight But Kay has sworn an oath to Maleagan that keeps him apart from his love.I sometimes save my 5 star reviews for life changing tomes Kaffka, the Holy Grail, and a Woman Who Reads has not altered my life, nor does it set out to do so In this story, action and adventure take a back seat to wit and charm, and it s got plenty of stars worth of both Here is a tale of erudition, wit, love, and even feminism a talky book, but when it s Kay talking, that s a big plus Rhoad includes the Holy Grail, Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, and everyone else who belongs in a Camelot tale including a castle guard named Rood, which he is But this is Kay s story, told from his point of view, and his voice is the real fun of the book.I am reviewing this book voluntarily I thank the author for sharing a copy of the book with me What a refreshing and fun read The sarcasm and humor stayed strong throughout The main character, the inimitable Sir Kay, is a sufficiently practical and average man with a far above average education, much to everyone else s confusion When he finally finds a woman to match both his wits and his knowledge, he falls and falls hard Then he meets an unusual traveler, straight out of a Mark Twain tale I must admit I felt perverse pride when he noted one of Gilda s talents, as I, too, can produc What a refreshing and fun read The sarcasm and humor stayed strong throughout The main character, the inimitable Sir Kay, is a sufficiently practical and average man with a far above average education, much to everyone else s confusion When he finally finds a woman to match both his wits and his knowledge, he falls and falls hard Then he meets an unusual traveler, straight out of a Mark Twain tale I must admit I felt perverse pride when he noted one of Gilda s talents, as I, too, can produce an ear shattering whistle with my fingers But then again, I can also do algebra in my head, so there s that And the maddening love triangle was intriguing, to say the least I do believe Oswald is my favorite character A perfect foil to the steadiness of Kay My memory of Sir Kay like probably most everyone else in my generation was from Disney The amiable, cloddish foster brother of Arthur served his purpose and was eminently forgettable How amusing to see him resurrected in Rusty Rhoad s clever novel as a substantial member of the Round Table competent, self effacing, and generally useful around the castle He sbrain than brawn, and falls in love with King Arthur s forsaken sister Elaine when he discovers her love of mathematics, although h My memory of Sir Kay like probably most everyone else in my generation was from Disney The amiable, cloddish foster brother of Arthur served his purpose and was eminently forgettable How amusing to see him resurrected in Rusty Rhoad s clever novel as a substantial member of the Round Table competent, self effacing, and generally useful around the castle He sbrain than brawn, and falls in love with King Arthur s forsaken sister Elaine when he discovers her love of mathematics, although he is bound to respect an oath he made to Elaine s not terribly friendly employer not to pursue her At the same time he stumbles into the wiles of Arthur s other sister, the irresistible sorceress Morgan, which proves quite a distraction OK, so what is this story about Our skeptical Sir Kay is obliged to go on his own quest to find the Holy Grail where he stumbles across these delightful ladies Although an unscrupulous priest attempts to trick Sir Galahad into thinking he found the true Grail, Kay is able to expose the fraud and make himself a few enemies along the way No problem Morgan is protecting him with her magic The wicked Morgan turns out to be not such a bad sort after all she has just been maligned by unfair rumors made credible by her outrageous lifestyle The story is related in first person, with a healthy ironic attitude that never fails to elicit a chuckle However, the language is unapologetically and blatantly twenty first century, complete with modern idioms As a reader, I found this jarring, considering the era the book is set in Although modern language makes it easy and fun to read, it was outside of my comfort level and I never got used to it I still enjoyed the story, nonetheless "/>
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  • kaffka, the holy grail, and a woman who reads: the quests of sir kay
  • Rusty Rhoad
  • 28 December 2019
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