The Marianated Nottingham and Other Abuses of the Language (Paperback)
Charles E. Pearson, 9780997299304, 312pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2016
THE MARIANATED NOTTINGHAM . . . because it's about time someone told the truth about Robin Hood. I mean, think about it. Here's this poor sheriff trying to start the world's first national park to protect the declining deer population, and redneck Robin Hood hunts. And don't even get me started on Richard. First he's in France killing his father to take the throne, then he's gallivanting off on crusades, then getting kidnapped by Germans, then back to France again. No wonder the English thought he was a good king. He was never around. (Hey, I warned you not to get me started.)
That one's a screenplay. Then tack on a wild collection of skits, short stories, and deranged doggerels (ballads -- poetry for people who hate "real" poetry). A little fantasy, a dash of sci-fi, and most all of it quite off-the-wall.