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** spoiler alert ** The plot of this book somewhat disturbed me. It is uncanny how close this subject could be to real life if the future of humanity was threatened. It seems to be ridiculously easy for political leaders to make assessments on conditions and follow through without consulting those persons involved. Although I enjoyed reading this book, it was not pleasant reading. I was aghast at some of the actions as they were portrayed in the book and how those actions would affect mankind as a whole.
Now, I haven't read Temora, but I've read Fingal and some of the other poems of Ossian. This was for my Scottish Enlightenment class and what's most interesting about these poems is the scandal around their authenticity. MacPherson claimed to have found these poems by talking to people in the Scottish highlands and that they were from an ancient Celtic warrior- a Celtic Homer, basically. He said that he translated them from Gaelic in order to preserve and share them with the world. It has since been basically concluded that MacPherson made them up himself. However, they are still fascinating examples of epic poetry but from a culture different from that of ancient Greece.